Category: High waist

FashionKarmen Pedaru For Vogue Spain

Houndstooth, checkerboard, and polka dots, oh my! We’re loving the basic-yet-edgy prints and patterns in Vogue Spain’s August issue. With a messy, wet mane and lush red lips, model Karmen Pedaru looks beautifully bad-to-the-bone. Photographer Greg Kadel does a perfect job of capturing Pedaru’s wild side both on and off of a pink classic car. Add in high-waisted bottoms, leather, and some killer shades, and you’ve got a look that’s to die for. Shop prints and patterns, high-waisted, and crop tops to make this look your own! Karmen PedaruKarmen Pedaru

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FashionHow to Wear High-Waisted Shorts and Skirts: The Ultimate Vintage Look


The high-waisted trend has been around since the 1940s and it will be around for quite some time, which I am ecstatic about! It is the ideal fashion tip to elongate your legs and accentuate your waist. High-waisted bottoms are also a solution to every girl’s dread: the muffin top. The key is to find bottoms that hit your natural waist and hug your hips. Who doesn’t want to look like a tall vintage-inspired beauty queen?
Here are some style tips of how to attain the classic and sophisticated high-waist style:

1. Make sure your high-waisted shorts are nice and snug, they will be unflattering on you if there is bunching of the fabric.
2. Cropped tops are ideal for the high-waist look because of how easy they tuck in. Tuck in your shirt if you want to pull off this look, but don’t pull the top out too much because this adds volume to your waist. Also, do not tuck in too much or else you will look stiff and uncomfortable.
3. Belts are a great addition to this look. Pick a skinny belt to draw attention to your high-waisted style, or to emphasize your upper body and cinch your waist, a wide belt is perfect!
4. Heels heels heels! These are the perfect final touch to this look because heels add to the elongated look of the legs.

Here are some perfect options from Lulu*s to start you off with this trend the right way:

Now you are ready to show off your vintage-inspired look?


FashionTrend to Try: High Waist Shorts

This summer, I’m hoping to add a little retro flair to my warm-weather wardrobe. Retro to me means a high waist, whether it be skirts, pants or shorts. Don’t be frightened into thinking that a high waist = mom jeans. When worn correctly, a high waistline will cinch in your middle while creating an overall flattering and feminine

silhouette. That’s why I was thrilled to see our Short Shorts from Cheap Monday come in last week. With a high belted waist, these dark denim shorts are just ready to be styled up with a pair of cute flats and button up top (not to mention hair tied up with a handkerchief and bright red lipstick).

For styling inspiration, I love how Kiera Knightly has paired a simple collared blouse with her high waist plaid bottoms.

A leggy Audrey Hepburn keeps the look chic with little heels and a plaid shirt.

Zooey Deschanel’s outfit goes all out retro with double breasted sailor shorts. The tights are a nice touch in that they make the look wearable for the cool months of spring.

FashionFavorites From Fashion Week

 Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in the fashion industry, as it allows designers to show off their new collections on the runway, and gives buyers a chance to see all upcoming trends. Jill Stuart has been one of my fashion designers for a while and so far for Fall 2010 fashion week, Jill Stuart is once again my favorite.
Moving away from her risque Spring collection of short dresses with studs and spandex, Jill Stuart’s Fall collection is full of dark, almost goth looking boyfriend jackets worn over a variety of tight dresses, shorts, and high-waisted trousers.
 Take a look at the pictures above for quick peek of Stuart’s Fall collection for next year!

FashionGlee Your Style

A new fashionista is making her way to Wednesday nights on Glee! Actress Jayma Mays plays Emma Pillsburry, the guidance counselor on Fox’s new series Glee. We couldn’t help but gush about her character’s adorable style, which is a combination of vintage, prep and a little whimsy.

On a school day, you’ll usually find Emma sporting a feminine blouse, colorful cardigan, high waist skirt and an eye-catching accessory. This combined with her impeccably styled red hair and charming personality has made her a fashion favorite, winning the hearts of vintage-lovers everywhere.

Steal her style with similar items [sold out!] here at LuLu*s! Here’s what I think Emma would be eyeing on our website after a day with the Glee Club: