Something crazy happened in the past year. I realized that pants with high waists were WAY more comfortable than other pants were. I had the epiphany when I bought Hudson Jeans in the Barbara cut. They go all the way up my hips, which means there's no muffin top. They're also easy to sit in all day. Whether crisp trousers, slouchy harem-style pants or a high rise jean, I'm slowly replacing my uncomfortable pants with styles that clear my belly button. No shame.
So in my search to expand my high rise collection, I went back and found some of my favorite outfits using a higher waistline! (Sorry to anyone on RSS - there's a nifty slideshow if you click through)