Highly Waisted

Pity the poor waistline. For at least the past five years it's been stuck in a never-ending game of limbo-how low could it go? But much like the trend in trousers (jeans too), the waist is on the rise. This, of course, leads us to our story. Today's subject content differs from other internet entertainment sites (which shall remain nameless) that focus on celebs getting wasted. Instead, we shall celebrate how these tastemakers are getting high-waisted.

The stylistic ease of the high-waisted skirt is reason enough to celebrate this trend. For our money, we like this look best with a top tucked in and accessorized with a belt. Other than that, the trend is yours to customise. If you're in a 1940's, secretarty mode, take a cue from Katie Holmes who selected a creamy blouse and fishnet stockings for an LA event. Ashley Olsen went for a more body-conscious, 80's impression (a little Herve Leger, a little Spring 2007 Proenza), while Mischa Barton paired her high-waisted skirt with a concert tee and fringed jacket for a luxe hippie look. While not for the wide-of-hip, the striped skirt and skinny red belt Jenny Lewis wore to a Jovovich-Hawk collection viewing was one of our favourite looks for its simple modernity.

There are loads high-waisted skirts online right now. Shopbop.com has longer options from Rebecca Taylor ($190) and minis from Mara Hoffman ($176). For a very high-waisted pencil skirt, look for Robert Rodriguez's take on the trend ($275, ronherman.com).

Photo of Katie, courtesy of www.x17online.com

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