Shorts were first introduced for men in the 1890’s -if for nothing else- but for comfort. It was about time that a cooler alternative was offered to the gentleman who were always stuck in sweltering pants! Women trends followed the influences of WWI — i.e. women began finding themselves joining the workforce. Levi reacted to the changing dynamic with a high waisted jean short. It was designed to handle the curves of a woman yet remained within society’s conservative norms. But if it were not for noted fashion designer Mary Quant –would the look have lasted all the way through the 60’s into the early 70’s? Thanks Mary!
The 1980’s showed some love for the trend with pop icons like Madonna. But it was not until recently that the high waisted short has come back in full force! With the blossoming of Spring, the Runways are flooded with high waisted looks from Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. Take center stage this spring and grab a new pair! Don’t limit yourself for just daytime activities either. Why not dress up them up for evening? History repeats it self, but you don’t have to. Here are a few tips on getting that perfect ready-to-wear look for day or night with your new high waisted shorts:Kat’s Tips for looking hip:
- Want flattering curves? Tuck in your top and belt the waist. Show off your great hourglass figure!
- Crop tops are another fabulous silhouette to consider. There are tons of great styles featured this spring. And don’t be scared to try anything with a fringe!
- Take your look into the evening with heels. This elongates and tones the booty– for a look that pops!
- Less is more! Don’t over-do-it with new trends. Keep it simple. Let the look speak for its self.