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Trending Now- Paper Bag Waist Trousers

Hello Ladies,

You might be wondering… hmm is this a DYI post? Will I need a paper bag to make these pants? What if I only have plastic bags? Haha ! No, in all seriousness, this is a style of pant that is showing to be quite popular right now. Just remember, a trend is just that and may not be for everyone, but if you like to try something new and are a pant- wearer, these might be for you.

You may be familiar with high waist pants, as they rise higher on the waist and can also create therefore, a long length to the leg. Paper bag waist pants are higher on the waist and cinched like a paper bag. ( thank Goodness I am not referring to the material, right? They usually scrunch at the waist and are tied together with a ribbon/belt. They’re chic, elegant,” This waist style is also on skirts, culouttes, and most commonly a trouser. I do love the style, and they would also create a fresh look in the workplace amid tailored trousers and pencil skirts.

I have my eye on a pair from Mango, and olive green that would work well year round. Some paper bag pants have a cropped bottom, others more of a tailored cut, it really depends on what style you are looking for and the shoe you might wear with them as well.

So. Now. You bought the pants, as you too love the style and the next question you ask is ” What do I wear with these?”

Because of the waist material and leg length, you want to wear something that is more fitted or streamlined on top. A fitted blouse would be the style of choice as you want to be able to see the waist and not have anything bulky on top. I love seeing these pants styled with a heel, ( any height) as it gives the leg even more length due to the style.

( Love these^)

Now that Fall is around the bend, think paper bag waist pants, slim turtleneck and booties.. Tuck in a soft slim tee and wear a cropped jacket over top. This waistline will be comfortable and also stylish! Proportion is key here, so layering is not necessary and would add too much volume.

As I mentioned, the waist style is trending right now, but if you are not a pant wearer, why not look for a paper bag waist pencil skirt to try it out. 🙂

Tell me in the comments: Are you a fan of the Paperbag Waist Style? How would you style your pants? 

Stop by tomorrow!

Have a Great day!

Jess xo

Ive included some affiliate links for you if you are interested in this trend! 🙂

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  • Reply
    August 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I LOVE this kind of trousers and I’m sure Asos has the best ones.
    xx Ele | http://elewithlove.it/

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Hi Ele, ASOS does have some great styles as does Mango and I think more will be popping up for Fall. I love the olive but also a plaid pant in this style.

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    August 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I do like this trend. I r member wearing these type trousers and having fun with them. Great choices with the links. Happy new week love!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Hi my friend! I could see you wearing these trousers! I love the style paired with a slim blouse or turtleneck for Fall. Enjoy your week too! xx

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    August 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I need a pair of these this fall. My favorite is the black pair!


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I do love the black leather pair myself and the olive. I may consider these for Fall, they look very comfortable. and can accentuate a small waist xx

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    August 5, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Yes, These paints are awesome and my favorite is that black one.


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thank you! Those and the olive are my favorite as well. Might consider for Fall.

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    Nicole Mölders
    August 4, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    These paperbag pants are indeed tricky. But when styled right they are head-turning. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style party.

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thanks, I love them with a slim top or sweater.. just the correct balance of proportions. 🙂 xx

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    August 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve got a super pair of this style, which I call ‘peg’ trousers. Searching for some pink ones, but you know how it goes when you want a certain style or colour you can never find them!! Nice post Jessica. x Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 5, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Isnt that true? It is usually when you are looking for something that it cant be found, right? Glad you like the post. xx

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    Mary Colleen
    August 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I have loved the fact that high waistlines have come into vogue again these past couple of years, and I think that paper bag trousers are absolutely wonderful. I always manage to find a great one when I’ve already spent my budget. Oh well. Hoping the trend will continue to last for sometime.


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Mary, thank you for stopping by! Isn’t that always the case with our budgets? When I don’t have money to spend, I find things I want! So true. I may havre to buy a pair for fall, I can picture a pair of camel plaid pants with this waist line. Love your blog.. ill pop by!xx

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    August 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Great selection of trousers…I have shorts with a sort of paper bag waist: http://funkyforty.com/summer-vibes/

    xoxo Yvonne

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Yvonne! Those are adorable! Love them with the pink top. I am tempted and may be looking for a pair of olive, khaki or plaid for Fall. xx

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    August 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I love this trend so much Jess, especially when you have wide hips they make you look slimmer.


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      Jess Jannenga
      August 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for you input! I would love to try a pair, i do think they look so stylish and Ive got my eyes on a pair of olive pants. xx

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    August 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I’ve seen these more and more, but I know Nancy (the 60+ model on my blog) would be shaking her head at me….she hates to tuck shirts in. However, she did just buy a bodysuit—so maybe I could twist her arm??

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2017 at 10:03 am

      I know not every trend is for everybody. I do like the style but do think there are different variations on the pants so you have to go with what you find flattering on you. 🙂 xx

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    August 3, 2017 at 2:50 am

    I noticed these trousers and think they are so elegant. I was already searching for THE perfect one!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Yes Nancy I think that too! I do like the style, it is going to take some hunting!

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