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How to Style The Paper-bag Waist

How to Style The Paper-bag Waist
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By Barbara Ross

TP 202007 FASHION 01Topping all style and trend lists since the Fall season of 2018, the paper-bag waist is everyone鈥檚 favourite. And today, in 2020, the style has become more popular than ever!

Paper-bag waist pants were a huge deal back in the 80s. They officially made a comeback two years back, and since then, the style hasn鈥檛 slowed down one bit.

Fashionistas loved it so much that they came up with more paper-bag waist styles other than just pants. Now we have paper-bag waist skirts and shorts as well.

Now, of course, it does add some bulk to the waist, but it also cinches the waist like no other style. Granted, it can be tricky to style.

So here are five amazing ways to style the paper-bag waist.




Fitted top wear is the way to go

TP 202007 FASHION 03First things first, what do you wear it with?

Now whether it鈥檚 pants or a skirt or shorts, it鈥檚 going to add more volume at and below your waist. So to balance it out, we need something less voluminous on top. Hence, you should wear it with a fitted top. It could be a shirt or a blouse or even a tank top, but the idea is to wear something that hugs your figure on top and bring the focus towards your waist.

Also, tuck in your top to show off the gorgeous gather details at the waist. It again accentuates the waist line and balances out the whole look.



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Crop tops

TP 202007 FASHION 02If you don鈥檛 want to tuck in your top because you鈥檙e afraid it will add more volume, you can always go for a crop top. They are already very popular, so you can get yourself a modern chic look with a crop top and paper-bag waist pants or shorts. But be sure to keep the top fitted and not loose. A beautiful and feminine crop top with lots of ruffles or fringe details can be an excellent option. Also, don鈥檛 be afraid to try out statement sleeves or necklines.


Cropped jackets only

The highlight of paper-bag waist anything is, of course, the waist. Hence, you don鈥檛 want to be wearing anything that covers the waist. This is why you always stick to crop tops or tucked in tops. In the same way, when it comes to jackets or blazers as well, you should only wear cropped styles. You want to be showing off your gorgeous cinched waist. Besides, wearing boyfriend-length jackets will only add more bulk than you actually have, and you don鈥檛 want that.

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A sleek leather belt

Paper-bag waist styles often already come with waist tie details or fabric belts. In case it doesn鈥檛 appear flattering enough for you, you can always replace it with another sleek leather belt of your own, maybe in a contrasting colour. This would allow you to wear it as tight as you want and cinch your waist as much as you want. Also, the contrasting material of leather and the colour will attract more attention towards your waist. Flaunt away to your heart鈥檚 content.

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Crop and heels

Showing some skin is always a great way to reduce volume. You can pick a tapered style if you鈥檙e going for paper-bag waist pants and crop the length to your ankles. Pair them with high heeled pumps or even kitten heels for a super chic look.

Even if you鈥檙e going for shorts or a skirt, heels will definitely add to the sophistication quotient and make you look more confident.

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Don鈥檛 hesitate to buy paper-bag waist anything from now on. Try these styling tips, embrace the trend and you鈥檙e good to go!

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