Let’s talk about denim with regard to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…
In my humble opinion, I recommend only looking at or buying high-waisted denim from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The shirts, tops and sweaters out right now are short or cropped and can really only be worn with high waisted jeans. So, although they are offering mid-rise denim, I don’t recommend buying it.
Here are the popular cuts I know work well on lots of different women:
MOTHER The Looker High Waist Crop Skinny
MOTHER The Insider High Waist Crop Step Fray
MOTHER The Hustler High Waist Ankle Flare
FRAME Le High Skinny Ankle Jeans
AG Farrah High Waist (light wash)
AG Farrah High Waist (dark wash)
AG Mari High Waist Slim Straight Leg Jean
AG Ex-Boyfriend Relaxed Slim Jeans (dark wash)
AG Ex- Boyfriend Slim Jean (light wash)
Here’s what MOTHER The Looker looked like on me…
They are a little short on me. I’m 5′ 8″. They are super stretchy and soft. I highly recommend.
Here’s what the FRAME Le High looked like on me…
They were long enough on me, and I love the lighter wash!
Here are a few exceptions to my recommendation of only buying high waisted denim- ha! Rules and recs aren’t set in stone.
I have these jeans and wear them a ton, so I can’t help but recommend them…
They are not a true high rise at 9.5″ inch rise, but I wear them a ton and don’t have a huge problem with my shirts being too short.
If you are looking for a jogger alternative that you can actually leave the house in, I love these PAIGE joggers…
They are so soft, and I know that lots of people have these and love them. I’ve never seen them offered in this soft of material. It’s super super stretchy and lightweight. I think they’d be cute with sneakers and flip flops for running earrands.
This next pair I can’t vouch for because this style and cut is new to me, but I loved them so much, I had them order my size for me (I’m wearing a size too small)…
I know it’s not the best picture. But I love the high waist, the color, the button fly and the straight leg. But most importantly, they were super stretchy and soft!!!
Susan Dumont says
I’m what you call short waisted – my hips are literally on top of my waist, I have no defined waist at all. High -waisted jeans are a nightmare for me. I do love how the Mother jeans look on you!
Carly Lee says
Susan, That’s such a good point! Yes, for short waisted clients high waisted denim can be difficult! Does a 9″ rise work for you? If so, check out the Mother’s at the bottom of the post. I have them, and I love them.