As we said goodbye to low-rise bottoms and hello to high-waisted everything, the once difficult-to-pull-off trend has taken over our wardrobes, and we are all grateful for it. From jeans, shorts, skirts, culottes, to bikinis, the market has accepted the high-waisted trend with arms open wide.
Loved and worn by models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Candice Swanepoel, high-waisted bottoms have proven to be A-list approved; but you don’t have to be a supermodel to look sexy as hell in this super chic and timeless trend – just take a look at the voluptuous and mind-numbingly hot Beyoncé, she’ll show you. Queen Bee has rocked high-waisted clothing items time and time again and looked amazing doing so. The key to finding the perfect pair for you lies in shopping your shape. With advantages like keeping shirts properly tucked-in and hiding unwanted friends such as love handles and front flab, high-waisted clothing is perfectly suited for everyone and has quickly risen to the top.
Whether it be a high-waisted pair of skinny or flared denim, or in the form of a skirt or shorts, our pick of fifteen celebrities – listed in no particular order whatsoever – who know exactly what they are doing.
15. Margot Robbie
If you haven’t seen Suicide Squad, drop everything you are doing right now. Seriously. Minimize this page, watch the movie, then come back. Margot Robbie, the sexy Australian actress who starred in one of the most awaited films of summer ’16 – Suicide Squad – was the best thing about the film. She played Harley Quinn – you have probably seen her character a million times during Halloween – Joker’s hotter and better half (don’t get me wrong, I love me some Joker). I would bet anything that almost everyone who has seen the film dropped their jaws to the ground when the actress started taking off her clothes to get ready for battle – yes even us ladies; but we are not here to talk about movies. We are here to talk about how amazing she looks just casually walking around in those high-waisted shorts; she is seriously goals. Way to go Margot!
14. Kendall Jenner
The Kardashians, the Jenners, they need no introduction. Kendall, the supermodel Kendall, yes. How can she not look good in anything? She can wear a smelly trash-bag and make it look bomb as f***. We have all seen her in the hit reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and we were there to watch her blossom into this gorgeous being who made it as a successful model because of her awesome genes – I mean look at those long legs! She has walked the runway for the biggest names in the fashion industry – including, but not limited to; Balmain, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Michael Kors, Dior, Fendi, and how can we forget Victoria’s Secret – she looked stunning with her angel wings, as she looked stunning pairing these black high-waisted jeans with a plain white crop-top. Extravagant or simple, Kendall knows she always slays.
From A Girl Like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad, Unapologetic, to Anti – if you are reading this and are a Rihanna fan, yes I am introducing her through her albums – Rihanna is a roller-coaster, and everyone is waiting for their turn. The innocent island girl turned not-so-innocent singer/fashion icon knows exactly how to be herself and not apologize about it. Rihanna is just one of those people – you know, those people who can wear just about anything and look good in it? Read on if you agree. She has gone so far out of the box and the world did not even think twice about following her footsteps. She has set unthinkable trends, and we have all given her the approval to do so (not that she needs it). Badgalriri can do and does whatever it is she wants.
12. Candice Swanepoel
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Victoria’s Secret”? Runways? Pink? The models? Lingerie? Maybe Candice Swanepoel? Well of course Candice Swanepoel! The South African supermodel is easily one of the world’s favorite VS angels. In fact, back in 2012 – which feels like forever ago – she came in 10th on the Forbes top earning models list (can anyone seriously argue with that?). Personally, she had always been the VS model who REALLY persuaded me to purchase anything from Victoria’s Secret. She just looks so good in bikinis and lingerie, it is almost a crime. Of course the garment never actually looked as good on me as it did on her, but hey, I tried! Peep her in that black high-waisted bikini – sexy as ever.
11. Gigi Hadid
Here is another supermodel almost everyone in this generation obsesses over – Gigi Hadid. With roots from Palestine (father) and Dutch (mother), this interracial beauty has taken over the game with her stunning features. It is hard to believe that just two years ago, this highly successful supermodel was just an ordinary high school senior playing volleyball in the state where it always shines – California. Nowadays, she walks runways other models only dream to walk. In 2015, Gigi won the Model of the Year Award at Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards, but no matter how many times the universe has told her how awesome and special she is, Gigi still admits that she gets the jitters every single time she steps into a runway. She is only human after all – a ridiculously-almost-annoyingly beautiful human being.
10. Hailey Baldwin
Hailey, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, has created her own path to success and fame. When she was only 18, she booked her first modeling campaign under Ford Models. Now, she walks the runway next to huge names in the fashion industry – like Chanel Iman and Miranda Kerr. One thing is for sure, Hailey knows how to get what she wants (and she does it well). With a body and face like hers, there is no telling what the world will hand over to you. I am not saying that it is only her looks that drove her to where she is now, or that she did not work her butt off – I mean look at that flat stomach, just thinking about how many crunches and sit-ups I have to do to get there is exhausting! All jokes aside, Hailey is winning at life. If she looks that good pre or post workout, if I were a man, I’d be jogging alongside this hottie.
How do you introduce someone who does not need any sort of introduction whatsoever? You sing the lyrics to one of her hit songs: “You wake up, flawless. Post up, flawless. Ridin’ round it, flawless. Flossin’ on that, flawless. My diamond, flawless.” Beyoncé, flawless! She woke up like this. Queen Bee, the ruler of “BeyHives”, knows exactly how to create buzz. The sensational and absurdly sexy singer has set the bars super high for the next generations to come. If I were a boy, even just for a day, I would only hope to have Beyoncé as my wife. Her killer looks and even deadlier fashion sense are always a pleasure to gawk at. Who else can fill a high-waisted pair of shorts like that? The answer is no one. No one but Beyoncé Knowles.
8. Selena Gomez
She started off as a wizard in the Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place. Now, Selena Gomez has cast a totally new (and different) spell on all of us – something I like to call the heart-eyes syndrome. Working her way to the music industry, Selena has proven herself quite well with songs on Billboard Charts like Same Old Love, Hands To Myself, Good For You, The Heart Wants What It Wants, Kill Em With Kindness, and many more. Her cute and innocent Disney-princess-like image was a challenge for the singer to break through, but with her provocative music videos, Selena sent the world a pretty clear message: when you’re ready, come and get it (na na na na). She is definitely a jack of all trades, and one to look out for. When someone looks as good as Selena in those jeans, why would they keep their hands to themselves?
Ciara’s goodies have never been a subject of debate; everyone agrees that the singer is sexy and beautiful as hell! With a body of an athlete babe, Ciara can sport any outfit and make it look irresistibly hot. I mean, even after giving birth to son Future Zahir Willburn, she managed to maintain “body goals.” Ciara started dating Seattle Seahawk’s quarterback Russell Wilson back in April 2016. The athlete revealed their decision to remain abstinent. I know – such a shocker. How can Wilson resist Ciara? I applaud the pair to be completely honest. Kudos Wilson, kudos. Titled the princess of pop, Ciara has been in the forefront of public eye these past couple of months. Her street style cred has been off the charts, and has earned her a spot on my “Woman Crush Wednesday” list.
6. Emma Stone
Hilarious and perky Emma Stone has definitely always been a personal favorite of mine. Her awesome personality is a great partner to her even more awesome looks. From Easy A to La La Land, her diversity and skills as an actress have shone through Hollywood like laser high beams on a pitch-black night. The redhead beauty is a rare breed (they only populate one percent of the human population, bee tee dubs). Funny, sexy, and classy – Emma Stone can be Crazy, Stupid, but I will always Love her (I know this is cheesy as hell, but it’s the truth). For those of you who didn’t understand that witty remark, the actress starred in a movie titled: Crazy, Stupid, Love; you should watch it. Here is another reason why you should totally see the film – for the ladies that is – Ryan Gosling stars in it too!
5. Amanda Du-Pont
Amanda, meaning lovable or to be loved, the Swazi model-slash-actress-slash-TV-host definitely lives up to her name. On an interview with Kickoff, Amanda Du-Pont spoke about just how she manages to look so damn good at all times. She said that her secret is keeping pictures of outfit ideas saved in categories – day, night, casual, events, etc. – on her iPad is what really saves the actress a lot of time and unnecessary outfit of the day related struggles. The down-to-earth actress, who calls acting her “heart and soul,” is no doubt an amazing woman to look up to. Amanda is a huge supporter of woman empowerment and strives to be transparent to all those who follow her. In her own words, “What are we living for if we are not inspiring each other?” – a wise, wise woman indeed. Smarts, check! Likeability, check! Looks, double check!
Fergalicious definition make them boys go loco! The 41-year-old singer proves that age really is just a number – I mean look at her, just look. The Black Eyed Peas vocalist must owe her great success to two key factors: the first being her amazing and unique voice, second her hard-rock-slammin’ body. In fact, according to the renowned plastic surgeons to stars – Richard W. Fleming and Toby G. Mayer – the majority of women coming in for plastic surgery want the glamorous singer’s body. I am not even going to argue about that – it is pretty obvious why. Ferguson – popularly known as Fergie – once revealed that she does not like having personal trainers around. She simply wants to do her own thing. She also said that it is easier for her to stay fit when on tour, being surrounded by music and all. “I am glad that our music motivates people to exercise. If I had to pick just one song to run to, it would be ‘Violet’ by Hole. It makes me want to run,” said the sexy singer.
3. Jennifer Lopez
Oh Jennifer Lopez – the woman who ages like wine. She seriously looks better and better by the decade and I bet everyone wants to know her secret. The singer and actress spoke about how she defies time by revealing her beauty secrets. J Lo is a strong believer of “less is more.” She always leans toward the basics – from cleansers to make-up removers. She also stresses on how important getting the right amount of sleep is, and of course sunscreen. We have all heard it time and time again. So ladies, make sure you follow these simple and basic pieces of advice from the one and only Jennifer Lopez. We might not look as great as she does at 47, but what is the harm in trying?
2. Scarlett Johansson
A reminder of Scarlett‘s sexiest moments: her role as the perfect girlfriend on Don Jon, the opening shot of Lost in Translation, when she was a wanna-be actress in Match Point, Black Widow in Iron Man 2, the time she was a young journalist in Scoop, free-spirited Christina in Vicky Christina Barcelona. These are just a few, I can go on-and-on since she basically brings sexy into any role thrown at her. Her womanly curves have always stood out like nobody’s business and no one is complaining. Scarlett Johansson, you are a goddess, and I am speaking for the world when I say that I love you.
1. Kaley Cuoco
Who here has seen the TV series 8 Simple Rules? Everyone? Yes, of course. As far as I can remember, American actress Kaley Cuoco was my first ever woman crush. She looked – and still does – amazing in 8 Simple Rules! I wanted to be just like her; flat stomach, peachy booty, and beautiful with luscious hair. She was also the reason why I started working out – I just had to prove to myself that I could have what she has too! I failed but at least I tried, right? After Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco is the next best part of the whole TV show (of course, this is only in my opinion). Kaley spiced-up the “nerd” scene just by her presence and was the final ingredient for a loud BANG! With that being said, Kaley Cuoco was, and forever will be, one of the hottest celebrities to ever bless our television screens.