High-waisted Shorts

High-waisted shorts have always been in vogue. This article discusses some interesting patterns that are available and how to wear them.
Fashionhance Staff
The vintage fashion trend of high-waisted shorts had become mainstream again during the year 2007, when many celebrities opted for them over the low-waisted pants and skirts. Many fashion bloggers and celebrity gossip columnists upheld them. Today, they are extremely popular, especially amongst the fans of Mary-Kate Olsen's and Fergie's. High-waisted pants, shorts, skirts, and skinny pants are more popularly chosen over those bulky and wide leg low-rise pants. These shorts suit most body types and they actually offer a better fitting than the low-waist jeans.
You can find numerous patterns of this voguish type of fashion clothing. In fact, you can get a bit creative and develop a unique pattern of your own too. All that you need to do is to gather a cute fabric and zero down a trendy pattern for sewing the shorts. You can also find some really trendy patterns if you shuffle though the Internet or various fashion stores and designer boutiques.
Pattern #1
This pattern is not too high rise and hence people who want to keep it a bit conventional can definitely opt for them. You can modify them in the hips, while keeping their height below or around the navel. They bear a row of buttons on each side seam and they open from both the sides. Linen and cotton are the perfect fabrics to make these shorts. To make them more stylish, you can use a fabric of different color and make an additional belt that goes around the waistband. They are perfect for summer outings.
Pattern #2
This is an excellent pattern. These are not exactly shorts, but rather a combination of high-waisted skirts and shorts. Due to this reason they are also referred to as a skort. These look great with linen, cotton, and other blended materials. They look like skirts from the front while appear like typical shorts from the back. This thing gives them a really casual appearance, which is worth carrying on any sort of casual social gathering.
Pattern #3
This pattern is a comfy version of the high-waisted shorts to wear. These are pleated shorts, which is why they are more unique. However, if you are not happy with the pleats then you can avoid them by getting a straighter version. You can find them or make them with gabardine or lightweight denim fabric. They are great to have in your closet for the classic spring parties and all the other casual occasions.
How to Wear Them?
Though anyone can wear them, they are more suited to people having a straight, apple, or hourglass body type. Once you are aware about your body type, then all that you need to do is to bring the correct pair of shorts for yourself. For that, you need to decide whether you want an all dressed up style or a casual style. Now, you also need to accentuate the shorts. Not to hide them is the first rule. Thus, wear a short top or a shirt which can be tucked in, if necessary. You can also opt for ruffle tops. If you fancy layering it, then you can opt for a blazer or a cardigan as well.
You also need to be a little more careful while selecting fashion accessories to go with your shorts. As a rule of thumb, try to keep it as simple as possible and hence, wear extremely less accessories like a very narrow belt which is made of metal, leather, plastic, or any of your favorite decorative material. Wear high-heeled women's shoes and if you want a hipster look, then go for flat shoes or sandals. Lastly, if you must, then carry a shorter strapped handbag, that will hit way above your waistline. You can wear a simple form of fashion jewelry, like a plain metal chain, or large earrings and you are all set to dazzle.
Trying out bold fashion trends can be awkward for many of you all, but if being bold is your muse, then high-waisted shorts are worth giving a try.