Xenia in San Francisco with one of her signatures middle-length skirts.
A veritable Xenia’s classic: the cream pencil skirt with emphasised waist. She pairs it with crop tops for a glamour effect, or with high neck pullover for a more formal look. Here Xenia is photographed during her interview with Dr.Belleux. Photo:

From Amal Alamuddin iconic white separates to Xenia’s trademark pencil skirts to Taylor Swift’s shorts or Barbara Martelo’s bottom pieces: high waisted never looked so sophisticated before.

Choose this shape to make your legs look longer and if you want to show off your wasp waist ; add shoes in matching color or nude to visually elongate even more. Accentuate with a high belt or buttons or zips to draw attention to the area. High waisted pieces are very versatile and go well both for casual or formal outfits, with denim, leather, stretched pants or trousers with pinces. Be active and keep your abs toned for a perfect result – here’s our selection of some of the best looks.

Denim Shorts

It’s almost summer – we can’t resist this comfy and young style, fit for any casual moment.

Candice Swanepoel in Mother Denim shorts. Photo:


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A casually dressed Rihanna leaves Da Silvano restaurant in NYC. Photo:

Mini Skirt

Classic black or alternative white, decorated with zips or padded – short skirts are always a head-turning option.

Barbara Martelo is known for her high-waisted pieces that make her legs look even longer. Photo:
Statement leather miniskirt, decorated with zips and buttons. Accessorise with sunglasses and keep the rest minimalistic. Photo:

Floating Fabrics

Choose chiffon or light cotton for a fresh, summer effect fit for Coachella or casual days.


White chiffon high waist shorts and crochet crop top. Photo: gallery


Alessandra Ambrosio in comfortable festival mood. Photo:

Elegant Separates

Put together, elegant but not stiff: two matching pieces with high waist are a confident stylish choice.

The iconic trousers separates that made Amal Aladdin an instant fashion icon. Photo:
Alessandra Ambrosio in Calvin Klein. Photo:

Trousers with Pinces

Joan Smalls in crop top and formal trousers. Photo:
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Kendall Jenner seen leaving her hotel in New York City. Photo:


High waisted jeans are a new classic for any age. Do have one pair to alternate to your low-waisted denim.

Ridley high waist ultra skinny jeans in light vintage wash. Photo:
Cropped sweater and high waisted jeans. Photo:


A Karlie Kloss, fashion week classic is the high-waisted flared denim. It doesn’t need much accessorising or fuss around it because it’s already quite a strong, modern look.

Karlie Kloss in flared jeans and basic striped top. Photo:
Another example of flared jeans, paired with a cropped pullover. Photo:

Pencil Skirts

Xenia knows how to wear a middle-lenght shirt and often goes for high waist in cream colors.

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Xenia in figure-hugging, cream pencil skirt and studded high heel shoes.
Xenia wearing a white high-waist skirt and Zanetti shoes.

Bright Colored Shorts

Be musically inspired like Taylor Swift or a Coachella festival-goer.

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at the Madison Square Garden. Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio at Coachella. Photo:

Simple black

Classic, fun and good at any age. A perfectly fitting pair of black, high waisted trousers are a wardrobe stable that can bought with any budget.

With a blazer and light grey accessories: easy but also very classic. Photo:
H&M skinny jeans in black. Photo:

Red Carpet

Floor-length, theatrical, fit for any entrance.

Rihanna makes a splendid entrance. Photo:
Taylor Swift crop top sets. Photo: