How to wear high-waisted trousers the right way

How to wear high-waisted trousers the right way

How to wear high-waisted trousers the right way. High-waisted trousers are a trend that some men simply don’t want to get on board with. Some don’t want to look weird by playing around with your body’s natural proportions. Some think the look is too old-fashioned.

But high-waisted trousers have roots in the 1950’s, a decade so stylish that it is making a comeback.

High-waisted trousers’ origins lie in tailoring, so if you find a cut and fit that is right for your body, there’s no way you won’t look great. Couple a pair with a t-shirt or polo and you’ll have an iconic retro look.

Not sure how to get started? Here are our tips on how you can wear high-waisted trousers the right way.

With Tailoring

Wearing high-waisted trousers as part of a suit won’t work if you are thinking too traditional – unless you want to channel your inner Bugsy Malone. But if you think little less textbook, high-waisted trousers with a blazer is a match made in heaven.

If you don’t want to look too formal, pairing a lightweight knit, polo or t-shirt with high-waisted trousers will give you a relaxed look. If you want to give your trousers more of a dressing down, mismatch the colour of your blazer and bottoms.

With a Polo Shirt

Ok, so bear with me on this look, as it can actually be quite stylish. First things first. In order to pull the look off, you need to make sure your trousers are neatly cut and are great quality. So, no pooling fabric or shiny finishes.

Then comes the polo you pick. A standard one won’t do for this outfit. You need to seek out an open collared design, with no buttons and textured weave. Chuck on some white, navy or black Converse and you are good to go.

With a T-Shirt

Think Marlon Brando in a Streetcar Named Desire. Don’t worry If your arms aren’t as buff or smoulder as suggestive as Brando’s, you can still wear this look. Simple pair a white or grey t-shirt with black or navy high-waisted trousers. You can flip the colours around and wear a black tee with beige or grey trousers. Finish the look with a pair of white trainers to keep your outfit balanced.

Here at we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.

Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly.

We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.


Main photo image by Dollar Gill


How to wear high-waisted trousers the right way

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