Waistlines: Going Up

From left, Rachel Roy, Verrier, United Bamboo.Photographs by FirstView

Your panties may be pretty, but next season they're staying undercover. Designers are hiking waistlines practically up to the neck. Rachel Roy offered belted ivory silk skirts while Verrier's ruffled number stopped just short of the ribs. United Bamboo's sailor-buttoned black skirt aims high but has a loose fit, so you can breathe even though you're covered up.

See photos from the Rachel Roy, Verrier, and United Bamboo shows.