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THREE WORDS: BLACK, HIGH-WAISTED, JEANS

A denim triple threat

23.02.2021

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So lockdown is set to become a thing of the past in a matter of months. And thus we must resume dressing for public life – bottom halves and all. But this is a task that might be as daunting as it is exciting. Many of us have become so accustomed to dressing for comfort that flattering clothes are now alien objects. We’ve barely acknowledged shoes unless they were specifically designed for long walks (or happen to be slippers). And – if we’ve bothered wearing any at all – comfortable underwear has been the only kind of underwear that has made sense. That’s a lot to undo by June, so where do we begin? Wardrobe essentials.

Jeans in general have long been cited as a wardrobe essential, but the most flattering ones are black high-waisted jeans. Here are some of the best for all budgets and occasions.

the best for going out out 

7 FOR ALL MANKIND MODERN DOJO NOIR WITH SEQUINS, £310

The date is 21/6/21 and you are wearing these 7 For All Mankind jeans with a nice top. You hug your friends hello before jostling for attention at the bar. Life has begun again.

the best for the office 

PAIGE ULTRA HIGH RISE CINDY, £198.99

When – and whether or not – you return to the office will depend on individual company policy, but it’s worth being prepared for that eventuality whatever happens. And so you must invest in these Paige jeans.

the best for nonchalance

RE/DONE 70s STOVE PIPE BLACK STRAIGHT-LEG JEANS, £275 AT HARVEY NICHOLS

No denim brand does nonchalance quite as well as RE/DONE, but we don’t think you’ll be able to hide your glee at these once you put them on. Wear them anywhere to anything and feel instantly confident.

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THE BEST FOR COMMITMENT

ACNE STUDIOS STRAIGHT FIT JEANS, £230

There’s something about these Acne Studios jeans that seems permanent. They’re at their best now, but they’ll be even better in the future. And that’s something we’re very excited about. Here’s to being committed to a pair of black high-waisted jeans. Who knew it could happen to us.

THE BEST FOR COMFORT

WEEKDAY TWIN JEANS, £55

We know that black high-waisted jeans are flattering, but are they comfortable? Yes, if Weekday has anything to do with it.

the best for a budget 

MONKI YOKO BLACK JEANS, £40

Want black high-waisted jeans that are flattering, comfortable and cheap? Try these by Monki.

the best for ATTENTION-SEEKING

KSUBI HI & WAISTED NOIR JEANS, £185

Apparently skinny jeans are no longer cool, but fortunately we’re too old to care what teenagers think of us. The attention you have craved throughout lockdown will be yours at last in a pair of these by Ksubi.

the best for pockets

TOMMY JEANS MOM HIGH RISE TAPERED RECYCLED COTTON CARGO JEANS, £90

Pockets that don’t eject your phone from your person with every rise and fall of your buttocks? Here they are, courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger.

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