High waist lines are making a mighty comeback this year and shorts are getting in on the action. High waist shorts are the hottest summer trend; they combine the retro look with a modern twist. Of course shorts have always been an essential item in any woman’s summer wardrobe. But high waist shorts show off your legs like daisy dukes, while still retaining that touch of class every girl needs. High waist shorts also lend themselves well to casual and dressy looks. By pairing them with a colorful tank top and sandals you have the ultimate effortless summer’s day ensemble. Or glam it up, with a stylish sequin tank and peep toe heels for those scorching hot summer nights.

Miley Curus, Emma Roberts, Lauren Conrad, Blake Lively and the entire Kardashian clan favor the high waist style revolution. Emma Roberts pairs her high waist denim shorts with a loose, sheer button down blouses, to create a flowy ultra retro chic look. Her black peep toe heels add a classy 70’s style flare.

Kim Kardashian combines her black pleated high waist shorts with a white tank and stripped blazer for a business casual vibe. Her wide belt with metallic accents highlights her slim waist and signature curves.


Try The Trend Tips

High waist shorts aren’t only for fashion forward starlets. They are sure to become this year’s summer fashion staple; here are a few tips to help you avoid a high waist fashion misstep.

Not all waists are created equal, when deciding on a pair of high waist shorts make sure they fit not only on your waist but over your hips as well. Avoid shorts that are too tight across the hips, they tend to accent the wrong areas of the body.

Also decide which style of shorts best suits your body type. If you have a curvy body type, go for a looser fit and longer length, like Kim K. This style will play up your curves in all the right places. If you have a more petite figure go for a fitted shorter length, this will make your legs appear longer and highlight a slim waistline.

And for the budget friendly fashionista, make the high waist shorts a DIY project. Grab an old pair of high waist jeans, cut them an inch longer than the desired length.  Fray or fold the left over inch, hem the shorts and rock the trend.