I am a high rise girl TO THE END. My baguette-shaped lower tummy forces anything lower than natural waist to create some serious abdominal subdivisions. Like me, many clients and friends were scarred by the low-rise-only 90s, and rejoice that comfy, fabulous high rises are available to us once more.
But I know full well that high rises won’t work for everyone. If you carry your weight in your midsection and have narrow hips, a mid or low rise could be perfect. Depending on your torso and leg lengths, high rises may be uncomfortable and unflattering. It’s all down to personal preference and comfort.
How about you? Do you prefer a low rise, mid rise, or high rise on your pants and jeans? Why does this style work for you?
A question that I’m asked often and bungle just about every time is this: Where do you love to shop? I bungle it because I am such a focused shopper that I typically quest for a single, highly specific item online and then buy it. Online. Aside from thrifting, I don’t really shop in person much anymore.
So my top picks are Amazon and eBay, with a side order of Etsy for jewelry and accessories. But in terms of brick-and-mortar stores? I’m surprised to report that I’ve become a total sucker for the Gap. Their designs are just minimalist enough to be versatile, and just interesting enough to avoid seeming bland. Tiny boutiques rank high, too, and I love Local Motion and Showroom here in Minneapolis, The Mexican Shop in the Chicago ‘burbs, just about every shop in Hayes Valley, and Diana Kane in Park Slope.
Now let’s get this party started: Where do you LOVE to shop? Which designers or stores create items that really work for your style and lifestyle? Let us know why – in case someone else is looking for similar design features – and feel free to share links!
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I was NOT a rebellious teen, friends. Oh so very far from it. I followed the rules, got amazing grades, and wore the same tame clothes as my equally non-rebellious friends. But now that I’m a (cough, cough) grown-up, I find myself rebelling a tiny bit more. And today is one of my big days for sartorial pushback. Just as I refuse to wear red or pink on Valentine’s Day, no one is going to force me to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. And don’t pinch me. I bite.
Do you have any dressing rebellions? Holiday-related or otherwise? Are they longstanding or recent? What caused you to want to push back?