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How to make high waisted styles sexy

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Sex up your style

High waisted skirts have been around for decades, and they are hot once again this season. In some ways, though, the high waisted look is prim and proper, but it can also be very sexy too.
Kelly Rowland high-waisted pencil skirt

The high waisted skirt is awesome because it hides the dreaded muffin top. For a sexy, sweet look, find a high waisted pencil skirt that falls to just above the knee. You can go a little shorter if you'd like -- particularly if you are petite -- but it doesn't need to be a mini to be sexy.

 

Tuck, tuck, tuck

Show off your figure and your skirt by tucking in your shirt or blouse. You can wear just about any type of top with a high waisted skirt. Sexy options include cap-sleeve tees and off-the-shoulder tops. A sheer button-down blouse can also be very sexy. Don't team up a white blouse with a black skirt, however… unless you don't mind being confused with the waitress. Make sure that your top isn't too loose, or it will bunch up under your skirt when it's tucked in. You want the skirt to look as smooth as possible.

Cinch it

Draw attention to your curvy figure and sexy waistline with a belt. When it comes to high waisted skirts, you can go either way -- a very thin belt will put the emphasis on your waist, as will a very wide belt. A thick, wide belt isn't the best option if you are short waisted.

Color me beautiful

A basic black skirt can be sexy, but it isn't the only answer. Consider high waisted skirts in bold colors -- red and bright pink are sexy options that are very eye-catching. Keep your top very simple if you want your skirt (and curves) to really stand out.

Kick up your heels

Though you can certainly wear ballet flats with your favorite high waisted skirts, high heels are all kinds of sexy. For the office, partner a high waisted skirt with a white blouse and your favorite pair of peep toe pumps. This look is sexy, but not over the top -- making it ideal for the workplace. After hours, the high waisted skirt should be teamed up with a slinky pair of high heel sandals. Though wedges are cute and trendy, it's stilettos that will turn some heads.

A little flair

Your high waisted skirt doesn't have to be a fitted pencil skirt. Pleated, A-line, tulip shape and bubble hem skirts can all be found with a high waist. Select the best shape for your body type. The fitted skirt is perfect for curvy figures. The A-line skirt can hide chunky thighs. Tulip, bubble hem and pleated skirts can help add the illusion of more curves.

Quick tip

If you crave that sexy, rockabilly-inspired look, consider a high waisted skirt with suspenders.

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