Crimes of Fashion: High Waisted Jeans

Grey High Waisted Woman's Jeans

OK, OK… Now we know that the Cheap Monday jeans shown above have been selling out all over the shop. We know that, thanks to Kate Moss’s puzzling appearance at London Fashion Week, when she turned up dressed as Simon Cowell, in high waisted jeans and grey T-Shirt, the high waist is back with a vengeance. (Thanks, Kate). But we’re just not buyin’ it. Literally. Take it from us, the high waisted jean flatters (almost) no one. It has the power to make even skinny women look pregnant, and even although its everywhere at the moment, its sheer fugliness is just going to scream “FASHION VICTIM” every time you wear ’em.

But, I mean, it’s up to you, of course. Wear them if you will. Just don’t be surprised when we come and cart you off to Fashion Jail.


  • November 30, 2006


    These are the most ugliest jeans i have ever seen yeeeeeeeeeeew

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  • June 22, 2007


    While those jeans are shown unattractively, I have to say that, being high-waisted, I actually look best in high-waisted jeans. Anything else not only makes me look wider, but helps my shirts get un-tucked.
    Ugly jeans are low-riders: they are GUARANTEED to make *anyone* look pregnant. In fact, that’s why they are popular again, just like in the 70’s. Whenever there is a war, there is a subconscious panic that sets in about replacing the war dead, and the trend becomes that women should look pregnant. The flowing-from-a bra style tops out there do just that, as well.

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    • June 20, 2012


      I love high waisted jeans. These particular ones are gross, but as a curvy lady I gotta say having pants that sit above your hips are very very flattering and don’t make ‘even skinny girls look pregnant’. They are flattering because they don’t interupt the natural curve of the body. You come in at the waist so to have a line there is natural. I’m so glad my but crack and muffin top don’t have to be on display anymore. Down with low waist jeans!

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      • August 5, 2012

        Hildegard Jansen

        I agree with you totally! Unfortunately in Germany women cling to these bloody extremely low waisted jeans. Most of them seem to find it “cool” to show a bare back or a bare navel. I hate this vulgar fashion, and to me a high waist jeans worn with a broad leather belt shows a narrow waist much better. In fact, a high waist jeans looks so much sexier than the vulgar “hipster”!

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  • July 3, 2007


    In reply to the last part of the post above: Um, what??? No.

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  • November 21, 2007


    research the fashion books. Christian Dior’s revolutionary fashion statement of “The New Look” in the 1940’s has withstood the test of time.
    High-waist is here to stay. While not good for everybody, it accentuates the hour glass figure. The only people that look fat in them are the people don’t buy the proper sizing.
    high-waisting means waist, not high waisting as in just under you breasts!

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