Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

by Lisanne Silverman • Aug 27, 2007 1:16 PM PDT

It€™s funny how the fashion forward often get their style inspiration by looking back. Today's controversial high-waisted look, worn by celebs from Scarlett Johansson to Jessica Simpson, is the perfect example.

Which got the editors here at Stylehive thinking back on their idyllic childhoods, full of high-waisted jean-loving stars. So we€™ve brought back our Top 10 High Waisted Heroes - the stars who did the hard-to-pull-off high-waisted look total justice.

Hive Tip: Think you have what it takes to button your fly at your belly button? Like any trend, it€™s not for everyone, but if you have a defined waist, go for it! Still a little anxious about this rising look? A high-waisted pencil skirt is flattering on nearly everyone. Even Tom Selleck.

Hero #1: Farrah Fawcett
Who could forget Farrah Fawcett€™s high-waisted jeans in Charlie€™s Angels? Something tells me that this move wouldn€™t go so well if she had been wearing a super low-rise pair... smart girl.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #2: Scarlett Johansson
At the 2006 Imitation of Christ show, the star rocked the runway in dark denim, a contrasting black top to balance the look, and red lips and heels for extra glam. Many peg the trend's rebirth to Scarlett's star turn.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #3: Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie looks effortlessly stylish in high-waisted slacks but keeps the look casual on top. The heels are an obvious and necessary addition. Bonus points for the pinstripes!
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #4: Olivia Newton-John
The Pink Ladies knew how to work the trends of the era, and they looked good doing it. Here they show us how versatile the high-waisted look is, as it works for shorts as well as that spandex and leather number that only Sandy could pull off. Let€™s keep it that way.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero#5: Marilyn Monroe
Perhaps it was her figure that started it all. Monroe's look was classic all around, with the white shirt and waist-cinching belt.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #6: That €˜70s Show
1970s fashion is pure fun, and the cast of That €˜70s Show had both. Yet another reason to love the show (as if you needed one).
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #7: Goldie Hawn
Suspenders add a dash of cool to your outfit, just like Goldie has done here. They'll call extra attention to the high-waist of your jeans though, which don't really need to be held up, but they make for a fun look anyway!
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #8: Kate Hudson
As the adorable Penny Lane in Almost Famous, Kate pairs her high-waisted jeans with a vintage-looking top for a look that is sexy but relaxed. When it comes to high-waisted hotties, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #9: Tom Selleck
Mom jeans even look good on guys! Well, some guys. Like Tom Selleck in his Magnum, P.I. prime.
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Hero #10: Rita Hayworth
Casual yet charming, Rita Hayworth shines in high-waisted slacks and a sweater. Wait, are those wide-leg pants that I see? Rita's a hero twice over!
Denimista Week: Stylehive's Top 10 High-Waisted Heroes

Keep checking back all week during Stylehive.com's Denimista Week. We're putting up tons of new posts every day sure to please the denimista in everyone.

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