The trend is here and here to stay. Embrace your waist, ladies - as waistlines are getting higher and don't show any signs of changing in the seasons ahead. Consider it an influence from the glam 50's fashions we all love from Mad Men or the fashion industry finally listening to our complaints of plummer butt, waists are back and there's a flattering way for all ages and body types to show them off.
For instance, if you're like me and not planning to don any of those darling crop top outfits any time soon but want to stay fashionable, know you can cheat the trend by layering a long tank underneath or pairing those cropped tops with high-waisted bottoms, as pictured above with the cropped French Connection grey top and black Mavi Alissa jeans. With higher waisted jeans, tucking is back in vogue, as also pictured above; though longer shirts also provide the opportunity to "cover yer bum", as some of us are wont to do. You can always tuck the front and leave the back out of these longer tops to provide for that extra coverage, as shown by this Covet top with long sheer back and Mavi Alissa jeans.
A way to translate this style to work is by opting for skirts that hit at or above your waist. As seen below, style it by tucking a flowy top like this silk, blush blouse from Amour Vert, into a high-waisted pencil skirt (by French Connection). While midi-lenth skirts are in fashion, many hemlines are adjusted for this new waisted trend. That said, try pulling your skirt up to your proper waist - that is, right about at your belly button, to see how that alters the hemline. This Kersh star skirt, paired with a great basic tank from OXMO and layered with a Mavi jean jacket on top, can take you from casual Friday to cocktails! So go on, and give it a try -- belt it, bring it up, and embrace your waist!