Spring & Summer

Tie-Waist Pants: Your Shortcut to Fab!

What’s not to love about a trend that is feminine, flattering, and comfortable too? I’m talking about pants that tie at the waist. From casual pants with a simple tie belt to dressy, high-waisted pants that cinch in like a paper bag, this is one new trend that you’ll want to jump on board with.

Here’s a look at a few popular styles, plus what you need to know to look fab in tie-waist pants.

Pink tie-waist pants for women over 40

Tie-Waist Pants are Easy to Dress Up

Tie-waist pants, especially those with a high waist, are inherently chic and elegant. This makes them super simple to dress up for those times you don’t need to wear a dress, but you want to look a little dressier than jeans will allow.  Black always works, but this summer thinks about going with a white or colored pair like these blush pink ones.

To upscale up your tie-waist pants, start with a pretty blouse that is either a little shorter or that can be tucked neatly into the tie-waist. The whole idea is to show the tie waist, not to hide it. Feel free to go with as dressy a top as you like.

Next, add a pretty shoe that shows off your ankle. You can go with a low heel, a high block heel, or even a pump. Finally, finish off the look with some chic accessories like a structured bag and some unique jewelry.

Yellow tie-waist pants for women over 40


Wide Cropped Tie-Waist Pants are Modern 

Tie-waist pants that taper at the ankle are not for everyone, which is why it’s nice to know that wide crop is another great option.

The shorter Capri length of these tie-waist pants will keep you cool, and the sunny yellow color really pops when paired with a crisp, white top and accessories.

My tip here would be to watch your shoes. These classy, textured mules make this outfit totally modern. Wear the outfit with a pair of clunky lace-up sneakers, and the look goes downhill fast.  I love the way these waist-style pants are styled here. This is an easy summertime ‘throw on and go’ look.

Striped tie-waist pants for women over 40

Details Make the Difference

One of the nice things about tie-waist pants is that they don’t take themselves so seriously. They can actually be quite playful if you choose a pair with a fun detail like fringe, pompoms, or a crochet border.

This tassel hem pair is a great example of tie-waist pants with artsy embellishment.  Stripes and a fringed hem keep this look youthful, fun and on-trend.

Do make sure the rest of your outfit matches the vibe of your pants. For example, you could get away with wearing these pants with a plain, white t-shirt but the ruffle detail in this top just seems to go nicely with the feminine fringe.

Tie waist cargo pants

There’s a Style of Tie Waist Pants for Everyone

If you’ve already ruled out wearing tie-waist pants because you haven’t seen a pair you like or you think they will make you look heavy, I urge you to look around a bit more.

Before you throw the baby out with the bath water, keep in mind that there are many styles to choose from.  Prefer a less feminine, more natural look? The Utilitarian Cargo style tie-waist pants with a slender cut may be the answer.

They’re almost like jeans, but are a lot more now, and worn with a cute top like this off the shoulder will make you look casual but classy.

What do you think of the tie-waist pant trend? Do you own any? Are you thinking of getting some? Let me know.

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