Take it Higher with a High-Waisted Skirt

February 13, 2008


I woke up this morning feeling like crap and despite the freezing rain and the bitter biting cold weather, I decided to go for the ‘hot for teacher’ look. I dove into the deepest darkest part of my wardrobe, an uncharted territory of spring and summer dresses that have not seen the light of day in almost a year, to pull out my high-waisted and belted chocolate BCBG skirt. You can say I was feeling a little whimsy after finding the skirt. I paired the chocolate skirt with a cream J. Crew long sleeved cotton crew neck, brown tights, brown and cream Manolos, some pearls and a bracelet. Before heading out to the car, I put on my mukluks to keep my gams warm until I got to the office.


All the ladies in the office were so inspired by the look. One woman exclaimed, “You know I have a skirt like that in my closet but if I ever wore it at my age, I would look like a kangaroo with a pouch.” And with that comment I cracked a smile but deep down, I knew that she was just not thinking outside the box. I proceeded to give her a couple of tips on pairing the right accessories with this skirt.

All you need is one piece and you can build an outfit from it. I must say, the outfit was SMOKING! So in honor of my banging look of the day, I have put together a look that can work for any shape.

For women with hips, go for an A-line high waisted skirt, preferably belted. The A-line is the curvy woman’s best friend. Slim women should opt for a high waisted pencil skirt. WARNING: Do not get a pencil skirt that is so tight that you can see you thong lines. That is a definate no-no. Then follow the guidelines of the pieces pictured above and VIOLA! you’ve got a great outfit you can take from a business meeting to happy hour, to a tuesday evening dance session at Tattoo Bar.




Glamazon Diaries is a style and travel site founded in 2007 to inspire the modern woman, with a feminine and adventurous point of view.

As a tastemaker and body positive advocate, Makeda shows her readers of all shapes and sizes how to dress for their shape without breaking the bank. She combines luxury and high street brands into every looks to make style accessible to all. 


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