Posted at 5:00 AM Nov 13, 2009
By Kathleen Willcox
Yeah, so I skipped the whole high-waisted mom jeans thing, because, seriously? No. If they have the power to make J.Lo look like a frumpy, frustrated and frugal third-grade teacher in Columbus, Ohio circa 1976, I shudder to think what they would render me.
However! I am totally into this whole high-waisted skirt thing. It's Mad Men, Wall Street and Sex and the City (when Patricia Fields put down the crack pipe) all rolled into one - sex, power, glamour, sizzle, oomph. And they flatter every figure, promise!
Below, a round-up of my faves.
For the indie rock star:
I've been kind of over American Apparel lately (founder Dov Charney's charming behavior kind of ruined AA for me), but if you can throw on a pair of stylish blinders, this skirt (pictured above) is practically sitting up and begging to be worn to a Hold Steady concert near you. The A-line cut adds an unexpected breeziness to this extraordinarily high-waisted, boob-skimming example of the style. And, as all AA wear goes, it's super comfy, which is probably my top complaint about the HWS. $34.
For the working stiff:
I always feel gorgeously, gloriously, powerfully feminine, powerful and adult when I walk into work in a well-tailored skirt. This high-waisted houndstooth plaid jacquard pencil skirt from Newport News makes me want to strut down Fifth Avenue, swinging a briefcase (if I had one) and belting "Luck Be a Lady" swiftly followed by off-key renditions of "New York, New York" and "I Will Survive." You get the (hideous) picture. And it's on sale for $29.00! Huzzaaah!
For the glamourpuss:This knee-skimming number from Rodebjer is gloriously fitted with a double-breasted cut featuring black and gold buttons halfway down the front of the skirt. There's a bit of stretch, and there are pockets--always a bonus in my world. $130.