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Get Waisted

Posted July 12, 2007
There are many reasons to shun the high-waisted trend with the same violent “ew” once reserved for the high-school math team. The extreme silhouette, the hugging of the hips (and butt and stomach), and the suspicion that this is just another fad all come to mind. But just in case you’re tempted to try it, know this: A milder form of the high-waisted cut looks hip, professional, and even slimming. The way to test the waters? Gap’s denim button trousers, with a lean leg, a wide waist, and a fit just high enough to hide your belly button. And what if this silhouette is just a trend? No problem—you’ll have spent less than $60 to find out.

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