The High Waist Skirt

If you’re my age or older (30+), you probably remember the high-waisted fashion of the nineties. Yes, bottoms were high-waisted, tops were cropped and if they weren’t you had to tuck them in to your pants or skirt.  However, it’s been a while since anyone has tucked a top into a bottom. In fact, there is probably an entire generation of girls out there who have never tucked a shirt in their lives because pants and skirts have been low-slung for so long.  Additionally, women of a certain age tend to hate tucking.  Keeping a shirt untucked is like a little defense system against a belly.   Untucking a top can hide a multitude of sins.

What does one wear with a high-waisted pencil skirt?

#1- Well first, get ready to tuck again.

Yes, a high-waisted pencil skirt, especially one that has a lot of details around the waistband, look best when a top is tucked into the skirt.  If tucking makes you uncomfortable, choose high-waisted pencil skirt without a lot of activity around the waistband.  Then choose a top that has shape.

#2- Shape is important

When choosing a top to wear with a high-waisted pencil skirt, avoid anything too big and baggy or that has no waist definition.

#3- If you have a large chest, avoid high-waisted pencil skirts that sit too high on the waist.

The reason is because the more you shorten your torso with something too high-waisted, the larger your bust will appear.  To avoid looking like someone with just boobs and a waist without a mid-section, either choose high-waisted pencil skirts that sit lower, or shaped tops that you don’t tuck and can be worn without having to be tucked in.