I have always been obsessed with high waisted wide legged trouser jeans. I think they are so flattering on people like Gisele Bundchen and Blake Lively. No matter how envious I am of this look, lets be real, you could cut those girls off at the shins and they would still tower over me.
I had sort of sworn off being able to wear this style, unless somehow a leprechaun somersaulted out from under my couch, with a wiley look on his face granting me three wishes. One of which would include changing my 5’3 frame to being of normal non munchkin height. This changed when I did a quick run through the Jcrew Warehouse sale this Saturday with Katherine and found a pair of Madewell dark, wide legged, high wasited, trouser jeans for $12 dollars!! These pants retail at $185 so I figured even if I looked like a shrunken sailor I could probably make a profit consigning them, so I snagged them.
I went to my friend Lauren’s for a wine night later that evening, and figured even though they were too long I needed some girl opinions on weather or not I should spend the money to get them hemmed.
We didn’t mess around with the wine either:
Lauren is adorable and made chicken soup and had tons of snackies:
My sweet friends were all very complimentary on these new jeans, and said they thought they actually made me look taller- win! I also have next to no butt and kind of a boyish figure, and they said they also helped in that region. So all in all I think my $12 dollars was well spent and I am going to get them hemmed. They are much more comfortable than my constricting skinny jeans so even if they aren’t my most flattering piece, I will at least bum around in them. What do you think? Are you tall, short, in the middle? Do you feel like you can’t wear certain styles because of your height or shape? Let me know. Since I am going to be trying to get out of my comfort zone I want to hear if you are too!