The High Waisted Short
By Kenzi, age 18, California
Remember back in the olden days when women boycotted bras and cut their hair in a bob to make a statement? Well, they also created a different trend that is slowly making its way back into the market: the high-waisted short. To my best knowledge these types of shorts first became popular in the 1930's and '40's. Women were not allowed to show very much skin, and as a statement wore very short shorts that were worn up higher on the waist, covering the middle region of the belly. So why am I talking about a fashion that was popular 70 odd years ago? Well, ladies, it's time to make that statement again. The high-waisted short is back in style and making a rampant return.
High waisted short is available for $39.50 at ae.com or your local American Eagle Outfitters store.
I first started seeing it in my local American Eagle store and thinking, well, those look really hard to wear. I didn't think they would be selling very well or even that they would look very good. I didn't understand how a short of this style could ever look cute on anyone. When I saw it on actress Amber Heard in the movie Drive Angry I realized it's not half bad ... although it definitely appears as something fit for a certain body type, which is a little frustrating considering it's usually the size zero that can pull the look off. Especially because this type of short highlights the lower middle region of the stomach, the hips and the butt, it's a complicated purchase.
But I've noticed more recently that girls of all sizes are buying this fashion, and it's not what I expected at all. Pairing them with tucked in tee's, flowy tops, layers, and leather jackets, and even cowboy boots to add a little flare, the short is definitely well on its way to becoming something all body types can wear.