Definition: High-waisted jeans sit super high at the smallest point of the waist and are slim fit through the hips; they can be skinny or flared at bottom. The high-rise lends a retro vibe.
Best For: Boyish shapes that want to accentuate curves; a fit like this hugs the hips and cinches the waist, creating or emphasizing an hourglass shape.
Style It Right: Show off a tiny waist with a belt to cinch the look together. These styles look best with shirts and tops tucked in to them.
Expert Tip: "Nothing looks better with a pair of high-waisted jeans than a simple silky shirt (tucked in, of course, to show the waistline). It’s very gamine, and has a timeless sexiness." — Kin Ying Lee, Head Madewell Designer