18 September 2021

6 Looks That'll Make You Convert To High-Waisted Jeans

High-Waisted Skinny Jeans

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeansthe most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant,” the late Yves Saint Laurent once said. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”


Owning a great pair of jeans takes all the effort out of pulling together an outfit. If you have jeans that fit like a glove, with a considered cut, flattering shape and perfect length, then little else is needed to complete your look. Even throwing on a simple crisp white t-shirt will suffice. 


A style-maker in a league of their own, high-waisted jeans might just be the essential you didn’t realise that your wardrobe was missing. Here’s why: with a silhouette that is statement making, polished, put together, and figure flattering all at once, this staple can be reworked, with new style reinvention repeatedly based on how you wear them. And if you fear that they will become this instant trend and be gone faster than “tiny bag charms,” you’re underestimating just how versatile they really are. 


To give you the right idea, they work on a variety of body types and everyone’s personal styles may vary, sometimes drastically, but they’ve found common ground with the same waist-defining trousers. 

You can make the look your own anyway you decide. It is all about customising the material to fit what works best and looks best on you. 


Denim is a fabric that tends to get along with everyone. When fitted correctly, it passes no unflattering or creasing judgments, act as biased in a wave of pompous attitudes in the storm of endless trends, but once you’ve found the ultimate pair of timeless iconic jeans, they’ll be your loyal campion for life and stick with you through thick and thin. 


Unlike other fabrics, wear will only make them look even better, and despite originating purely as a utilitarian fabric with function trumping its form, denim has since proven to be the very boss of fabrics, mastering the epic skills of being both reliable, versatile, and genderless.


The best stylish advice and trick? Find the style that works best for you, treat them with care, and they’ll serve you well for years. Aftercare is key to extending the shelf-life of your denim. Always wash denim inside out and never tumble dry. 


Shopping for the perfect pair if high-waisted jeans? Below I have shared my 6 favourites.

Street Style Jeans
Photo: Getty Images

Deep pocked black high-waisted skinny jeans

"I always favour a non-fuss classic pair of jeans, ideally in a solid black pair. They give this ultimate edge to any outfit, especially when paired with a classic motto styled leather jacket. You instantly get that cool chic vibe while still staying in an effortless style realm." 
Deep pocket skinny jeans black by Radian Jeans $69, Available at Radian Jeans. 

Street Style Jeans
Photo: Street Style Photography 

Pull-on flared high-rise denim trousers 

"These high-rise flared denim trousers, are so good! You will be in love with the idea of embracing the 70s trend with a modern twist. You can wear these statement making trousers dressed up or down for a spotlight chic outfit." 
Pull-on denim trousers by WMNSWR $35, Available at WMNSWR. 

Denim Trends
Photo: Sarah Flint 

High-rise dark denim jeggings 

"High-rise jeggings, are the perfect choice if you want a pair of jeans to feel like leggings. Don't be fooled, they can give this skinny silhouette and have the ultimate comfort factor that makes you desire to own a pair in as many hues that you can get your hands on." 
High-rise jeggings $24.99, Available at US Polo Assn. 

Photo: Bobbies

High-rise slim boyfriend jeans in light wash

"Shifting back to the early 90s styles can always be a fun trip. You don't have to be born in that era to appreciate a style remix. What is old, is new again can be old hat. But not when it comes to pairing a polished light wash boyfriend jeans with your favourite winter ankle boots and a smart classic blazer. This simple outfit can really elevate your natural styling ability." 
Road-tripper high-rise slim light wash boyfriend jeans $88.00, Available at Nordstrom.

Fashion Agony
Photo: Fashion Agony 

An Alternative to the typical blue denim

"I don't know why this is, but it seems like white jeans scare the shite out of people. Why is this? Well a lot of people assume they are "unflattering" or cause stains to be more than visible. This can be the case with any material. In terms of venturing into a pair of lighter denim. This is a great alternative to your traditional blue denim usual suspects. It can be dressed up or for a more casual affair, with classic neutrals and bold dynamic colours." 
White high-waisted skinny jeans $15.00, Available at SHEIN. 

90s style jeans trend
Photo: 90s Jeans Trend Getty Images 

 90s style high-waisted jeans

"Roomy 90s style high-waisted jeans in a particular darker wash are just classically perfect. You can still dress very on trend but still have the option of wearing these all year round. No matter what the season, these jeans just work on a variety of levels. They make for the little blue pair of classically defined denim. And they just look so damn good with everything how can you pass up not to own a pair." 
90s style high-waist jeans $41.40, Available at Nordstrom. 

Which of these high-waisted jeans are your ultimate favourite? 


Written by Heather Noire 



  1. I SO wish thee type of jeans looked good on me, but alas - they don't! Looks like I will stick to what is best for my body type, skinnies! :)



    1. They work for many people. It depends on your style of course.

  2. These are all such great looks! Thanks for sharing these styles. They are perfect for fall!

    1. No problem. They are a great classic style for any occasion.

  3. I like dark denim jeggings! But would love to try other style!

  4. I'm with you on the white jeans in particular. Maybe I love them so much because they aren't on everyone in my area especially in the winter.

    1. Yes, you always see them for summer. But they can be worn any time of year even fall.

  5. Thank God high-waisted jeans are staying around! When you get older you will know what I mean. Love all these styles!


    1. Yes, they are and I honestly love the retro look and modern take on them.

  6. I love high waisted jeans so much. There are my top favorite kind of jeans.
    And you're so right It exists so many different ones. I think my favorite is the 90's one.

    1. Mine as well. They look so flattering and can be worn a variety of ways.

  7. I am a total fan of the high waisted jean! These are all such cute looks, love the black pair!


  8. I cannot imagine the world without high-wasted jeans. The 90s style is my current favorite!

    Bisma Rauf / Instagram

    1. I love them as well. Especially, with how flattering they are.

  9. I can never have too many pairs of jeans! I'm loving the 90's jeans look right now!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

    1. I do as well. Jeans are an excellent item to have a collection off.

  10. oh, all of these looks are fabulous! I'm such a big fan of high waisted jeans, they're comfy and flattering :)

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

  11. High-waisted jeans are cool! Love these looks!

  12. Nice outfits. Thanks for sharing those ideas!

  13. It makes me shudder when I think about how no one wore anything but low rise when I was younger. I don't think I own a single pair of trousers that isn't high waisted now and I hope that trend continues...forever. They're so much more flattering with absolutely everything x


    1. Yes, I think low rise are unflattering and look dated. Where the high-rise doesn't.

  14. I just own two pair of jeans but I like these tips. Now I know even better how to wear them!

    1. Yes, they are really a great item to have in your closet.

  15. I love high-waisted jeans as they flatter my figure better! Love all these looks!
    Julia x

    1. They really do flatter the figure and look so fun on.

  16. The 90s high waisted jeans wins every time. Love the looks!

    1. The 90s one are the most popular and flattering.

  17. I do love the look of high waisted jeans. You just need to find the right ones for your body type.

  18. I am no big fan of high waisted pants but I so love the bottom bell version!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  19. Love all these style of denim!

  20. I love High-Waisted Jeans!
    I only wear this type of jeans practically, they look beautiful on the body and go with many looks! :)


  21. I love high-waisted jeans and this post is so inspiring!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  22. I really love the high waisted jeans. Look so chic on you.

    Lots of Love: Mariann Yip

  23. Ahh yes, I am so happy to see high waisted denim, I love that they hold everything in and we no longer have to look at everyone's underwear! ha!!!

    1. That is a great point. hahaha. And they are so stylish.

  24. Ah these are great inspiration. I love high waisted jeans but I have a long torso/inseam so I struggle to find them high enough.

    Allie of

    1. That is interesting. I think sometimes you have to pay more to get the right ones. It can be hard to find the right one.

  25. All of these looks are beautiful! I love high waisted jeans, and if they aren't high waisted then I don't want them haha xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    1. Thank you lovely. Happy you liked the styles.

  26. I love a good pair of high waisted jeans - such a staple. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

  27. Great inspiration pics! I love high waisted jeans - definitely a convert, I think I have more high waisted denim in my wardrobe than the low rise jeans we used to love back in the day!

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you have a good weekend ahead of you. Another busy but fun one here :)

    Away From The Blue

  28. Loved this post! thanks for sharing lovely :) following :)


  29. Love this Post!
    You really make me Fan of long waisted jeans !! LOVE IT
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  30. I always tend to go for skinny jeans, but they can be uncomfortable. Think I may have to try out a few of the other styles!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Aimsy xoxo
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