As many of you know, I’ve jumped out of the sinking “mid-rise clearance pants” ship and have officially embraced high-waisted pants. Mama needs to contain that muffin top and often times you need to lay down some cash to get the type of cut and material to make your mid-section, including your rear, look fantastic.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has some amazing high-waisted pants on sale right now.
Please note my picks are NOT for the 23-year old gal who is wearing high-waisted pants in an ironic, 90’s retro way, but for my lady friends who need the extra material to cover her crack when she sits down.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Facebook Group
We are doing something new this year and have created an Anniversary Sale Facebook group!
We will be emailing our favorite deals and posting on the blog, but the Facebook group is for up to the minute deals AND a chance for you to share what you are looking for so we can help you find specific items.
Make sure you check out our giant Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post here if you’re looking for some non-high-waisted pant recommendations.
High-Waisted Bootcut Jeans
Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans — $44.90 + FREE shipping ($68 after sale); Comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes; also in black. I honestly believe every woman should at very least try these jeans on. They are wonderful. They have this wide band at the waist that smooths everything out and keeps your muffin top from folding out. Now, to be honest, these are not technically “high-waisted” because they only have a 9.5 inch rise (10″ is typically high-waist) but they still work for me.
The site says they are true-to-size (TTS) but I size down as these stretch a bit. I’m usually a 6-8 and the 6 fits the best.
Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Split Release Hem Jeans — $44.90 + FREE shipping ($68 after sale). These jeans are thicker than the Itty Bitty Bootcuts. The split hem is awesome and I would have kept them if they had a more uniform wash. Fading at my largest parts (thighs and booty) are never a good idea.
The 6 fit me the best in this style as well.
NYDJ Barbara Stretch Bootcut Jeans — $82.90 + FREE shipping ($124 after sale); Comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. NYDJ is kind of the high-waisted standard. If you are new to the high-waisted world, start with these jeans. They are stretchy, but don’t “stretch out” meaning you can wear them multiple days in a row and not have to wash them to get smaller.
Generally you want to size down with NYDJ. Again, I’m an 8-ish in the real world and the 6 petite fit the best.
Paige Manhattan High Waist Bootcut Jeans — $131.90 + FREE shipping ($199 after sale); Comes in petite as well. I’ve never tried Paige before as I have such good luck with NYDJ and Wit & Wisdom but I’ve heard fantastic things about Paige and a 10.5 inch rise? Come to Mama!
High-Waisted Skinny Jeans
Here’s the deal, I’ve banned myself from skinnies. They just don’t look as good on my shape as a bootcut or straight leg pant, so I can’t speak to how each of these fit. But all four of these brands have giant fan clubs so I suggest you go with your budget. You can’t go wrong.
Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution High Rise Skinny Jeans — $44.90 + FREE shipping ($68 after sale)
Kut from the Kloth Mia High Waist Skinny Jeans — $59.90 + FREE shipping ($8950 after sale)
Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans — $99.90 + FREE shipping ($189 after sale)
Rag & Bone High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans — $131.90 + FREE shipping ($198 after sale)
High-Waisted Pants (non-denim)
Hue High Waist Skimmer Pants — $31.90 + FREE shipping ($48 after sale). I love, love, love these pants. They are super high-waisted and incredibly stretchy. They are not thick, so if you’re concerned with lumps and bumps, you may have to wear light-weight shapewear underneath. I am in love with the split hem and the straight leg cut. They fit me kind of like cigarette pants without making my hips look huge.
These pants come packaged like pantyhose and run true-to-size. I got a medium and they fit perfectly. If you like a roomier seat and thigh, size up.
NYDJ Marilyn Stretch Twill Straight Leg Pants — $75.90 + FREE shipping ($114 after sale). I bought these pants last year and still love them. They feel like sweatpants and can be dressed up or down.
As with all NYDJ pants, size down one.
Vince Camuto Flare Leg Pants — $45.90 + FREE shipping ($69 after sale). I haven’t tried these and am kicking myself for not ordering a pair. The price is perfect. I need to stalk the site until my size shows up again…
CeCe Ponte Knit Slim Boot Leg Pants — $52.90 + FREE shipping ($79 after sale). These are a very nice pant. Perfect for work or dressier events. The wide waistband is heavenly. Runs true-to-size. The 8 fit me best.
Halogen Kick Flare Ankle Pants — $49.90 + FREE shipping ($79 after sale); Comes in regular and petite lengths in multiple colors. I tried these last year and didn’t keep them. I’m not making the same mistake again. I’ve been looking for the perfect black ANKLE pant with a flared leg and these are everything I’ve ever wanted.
I want an ANKLE pant, not a cropped or capri because those styles look good ON NO WOMAN EVER. I ordered the regular length (I usually get a petite in pants) and they hit my leg at the perfect spot. If you have regular or long legs and have the same feelings about cropped pants as I do, these will be too short.
These run true-to-size. I ordered the 6 and 8 and the 8 fit the best.
Yummie ‘Rachel’ High Waist Leggings — $32.90 + FREE shipping ($49.50 after sale)
Zella ‘Hatha’ High Waist Crop Leggings — $33.90 + FREE shipping ($52 after sale)
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings — $35.90 + FREE shipping ($54 after sale)
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