You may have high hips if:
- Your hipbone sits above or at your belly button.
- Low rise pants hit you really low.
- You have a silhouette that resembles an “8”.
Here’s what to wear to flatter your high hips:
Opt for dresses that have a streamlined silhouette that skims over the hips, like a shift dress or A-line dress. A clean line will lengthen your torso by skimming over your high hips. If you prefer to show off your curves (if you’ve got it, flaunt it!), a fit and flare dress that tapers in just above your hip bone will emphasize your hourglass figure.
When you have high hips, your torso tends to appear shorter, so anything to lengthen the appearance of your torso is key. Exposed necklines, such as V-necks and scoop necks will be your best friend & you can opt for looser silhouettes that skim over your hips. Try leaving tops untucked, allowing them to drape past your waistband. A great tip is to try a darker color on top or dress monochromatically—a dark pair of jeans with a dark top or a light top with light bottoms—to help streamline your figure!
Mid to High Rise Bottoms
Reach for mid to high-rise pants & jeans over low-rise styles, which can exaggerate your high hips. Try straight, bootcut & flare styles for a streamlined appearance from your hips through your leg line.
- Leave low-rise styles at home, they’ll shorten your gams.
- Steer clear of whiskering, embellishments or pocket details on your pants, which can emphasize your high hips.
- Try not to tuck in your tops when paired with pants and jeans in order to keep your silhouette looking long!