Have you succumb to the allure of high waisted wide leg pants yet?
They’re everywhere and my menopausal body is loving them.
I tried this look years ago with
limited no success.
While I don’t hate the looks above I don’t love them either. Those jeans didn’t have a high waist and visually truncated my body. When I dress my goal isn’t “meh” so those jeans made their way back to the thrift store.
What’s changed since then?
My legs didn’t get longer or thinner. Quite the opposite actually.
When the Menopause Fairy stopped by and left presents of thicker thighs and a belly with some night sweats and hot flashes under my pillow last year I wasn’t exactly thrilled.
Why couldn’t she just leave a quarter like the tooth fairy?
It all seems so unfair.
Since she dropped off those unwanted gifts, high waisted wide leg pants are my best friend.
Tip: The high waist balances the cropped pants and wide leg.
The pant waist is almost as high as the belt on this insanely cool patchwork leather jacket I thrifted a few months back.
That was one of those, “EEEK! Give-me-that!” secondhand shopping moments.
This jacket is every reason I love shopping vintage and thrift.
Do not look for this jacket in my Etsy store anytime soon. It’s found a home in my coat closet. Yeah I said it. I have a coat closet. Don’t judge.
I wasn’t sure about these corduroy pants when I came across them thrifting. It seems that the previous owner took it upon themselves to make them shorter, almost like culottes. Although they look like 70’s vintage they are in fact contemporary by Simons, a Canadian clothing store from Quebec.
The shape, comfort and colour of these high waisted wide leg pants won me over. The added bonus that they work with everything else in my closet isn’t lost on me.
Remember this outfit?
To make room in my closet I purged two pairs of skinny jeans that made me feel awful about my body. Ba-bye.
Tip For Wearing High Waisted Wide Leg Pants: Wear boots in the same colour to visually lengthen the leg.
Since I fell head over heels for these pants I scored another pair of high waisted wide leg jeans secondhand I’ll share with you soon.