From Bollywood to bloggers to brands, there’s a new trend in town that we think might just replace the oh-so-loved high-rise waist style. We wore high-rise on our palazzos, jeans, formal trousers and even our shorts, we know. But don’t worry, this new style is also high-rise, only better. Presenting the paperbag waist and no it won’t make you look like a frumpy brown paper bag.
Taapsee added some drama to her white shirt and culottes ensemble with the paperbag waist. After the statement sleeves, could statement waist be the new thing? We think so!
Roshni decided to go for an all-black look with black sunglasses, a basic black cami top, black paperbag waist trousers and matching brogues. Street style fashion doesn’t get easier than that.
Meanwhile, Cherry adopted the paperbag waist trend with her shorts. A stylish way to beat the heat this summer, right?
The Label Life, a lifestyle brand styled by Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora and Bipasha Basu, introduced their new collection with paperbag-waist khaki pants. Finally an office-wear brand I can take beyond workspace.
As weird as the name sounds, the paperbag waist is giving a fresh new spin to jeans, trousers, shorts and skirts. It’s made for a high-rise fitting with an attached belt of the same fabric as the bottoms. The waistline looks like the top of a paper bag, something like this:
The best part? They give you a slimming effect without making you uncomfortable. You can call them the comfiest pants summer has ever seen. Not just that, when paired with the right accessories, they can give you a taller effect too.
Pair with a crisp shirt to work or with a cropped top to casual outings. You can also wear them with a bodysuit to parties. The idea is to wear something fitted on top so the ‘fluffy’ bottoms have a look of their own.
They’re available all over the stores and internet. Here are our top five picks:
POPxo Recommends: Ankle-Length Jeans with Paperbag Waist (Rs 3,299) by Vero Moda.
POPxo Recommends: Khaki Flare Tie Pants (Rs 2,790) by The Label Life.
POPxo Recommends: Belted Ruffle Waist Striped Shorts (Rs 660) by Shein.
POPxo Recommends: Olive Ruffle Cotton High Waist Pants (Rs 1,499) by Stalk Buy Love.
POPxo Recommends: Striped Paperbag Waist Midi Skirt (Rs 1,080) by FabAlley.