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.
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.
What Is A Paperbag Waist?
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:
Why Should You Buy One?
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.
How Can You Style Them?
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.
Where Can You Buy Them?
They’re available all over the stores and internet. Here are our top five picks: