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After years of wearing low-slung jeans, the high-waisted pant is peaking. Yay: No more exposed swatches of skin when we bend over. No more muffin top--high-waisted pants act like Spanx in the way they hold you in). But styling can be tricky. Here’s 6 tips to help you style high-waisted pants.

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Wear Chunky Heels With Tight-Legged Jeans

If you’re wearing stretch denim that’s got a stovepipe leg, then by all means, wear a chunky heel to slenderize and lengthen your leg. Self-conscious about your tush? Wear a long vest or sweater.

Get the Look: BDG ($59); Mother ($205); Saint Laurent ($990)

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Tuck in a Fancy Blouse

Want a newsy look that’s work-appropriate? Pair a silky or lacy blouse with high-waisted cropped pants for a look that’s elegant, versatile and way comfy.

Get the look: H & M ($49); Club Monaco ($179); Rodebjer ($270)

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Go Matchy and Monochrome

The surest way to take of five pounds and lengthen your whole body is by wearing a top and pants in the same color or print. Wear a crop top to show off your high waist, or be sure to tuck in your blouse or tee.

Get the Look: Ella Moss ($135); Jesse Kamm ($395); Eden ($890)

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Try Culottes

Yes, we know, these cropped, wide-legged pants seem like a strange shape. They’re sort of like a skirt and sort of like a pair of slacks--but not wholly either. That’s why they’re great. They aren’t as heavy or hot as long trousers, but you’re not going to freeze in AC when you’re wearing them either. Pair leaner shapes with a silk crop top, while really full examples look best with skinny little knit tee or tank.

Get the Look: Topshop ($75); Ann Taylor ($248); Rachel Comey ($449)

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Match Billowing Pants with a Snug Top

Super-wide-leg trousers, often with a self tie belt, are a great throwback 1940s look. Undercut their ladylike-ness by wearing them with creepers or fashion tennis shoes. And by all means, wear these with a fitted top.

Get the Look: Banana Republic ($88); 7 For All Mankind ($189); Alice + Olivia ($298)

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Sport Sailor Pants

These have a double row of buttons so they really draw the eye upward and make you appear taller. Just keep the rest of your look simple, since these pants have a lot going on.

Get the Look: Farrow ($68); J.Crew ($110); Veronica Beard ($395)

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