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How to Wear High-Waist Wide-Leg Jeans

Dear Budget Babe,
I had a question for you about wearing HIGH WAISTED WIDE LEG JEANS! I thought there was no way I could pull them off, but i tried them on and i LOVED them. Now I'm wondering how to wear them (what shirts, shoes etc) to make them look casual or for going out. I don't want them to turn out as a disaster!! Thank youuuu!! —RD


Hi RD,
Thanks for the great question! High-waist wide leg jeans have an old-school, feminine flavor that I just love. Just keep your top simple - wear a solid color, nothing too full or voluminous, and be sure to tuck it in. This spring, a button-down blouse with a simple ruffle detail would be very on-trend with these pants.

For evening, pair your wide legs with a body-conscious yet sophisticated tank top. Something with a sweatheart neckline would be especially glam, in a throwback kinda way.

Pull the look together with a dark-colored medium wide belt, or a metallic or bright skinny belt. And make sure the top of your pants stop at the narrowest part of your waist to create a slimming, hourglass silhouette.

Finally, be sure to wear these pants with heels as they can otherwise have a "widening" effect on even the slimmest gals.

Good luck rockin' those wide-leg jeans out!

—BB

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