Would You Wear Mischa Barton's High-Waisted Jeans?

04/24/2007 at 01:04 PM ET

Are we really looking forward to an entire summer of stars in high-waisted pants? First Jessica Simpson stepped out in her ribcage-hugging pants, and now the ever eccentricly dressed Mischa Barton has taken to the streets of London, channeling the ’70s in seriously high-waisted jeans over a Fleetwood Mac t-shirt. Sadly, this isn’t the most flattering trend we’ve seen in a while — and here we were so excited for our wide-leg denim to be in style! Tell us: What do you think of Mischa’s high-waisted jeans? Would you wear them?

Click here to see more photos, news and a full bio of Mischa Barton, and click here to discuss herstyle in Off the Rack.

Photo: Bauer-Griffin

FILED UNDER: Denim , Mischa Barton
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edot on

As a large-assed girl with a small waist, this trend is appalling. They make Mischa look terrible, and as for comfort, jeans digging into my bellybutton when I sit down doesn’t sound particularly pleasant. I’m not a fan of ultra-low-rise jeans either… when I tried to buy them cheap. If you’re willing to spend some money for jeans with a higher rise back, but still low rise front, you don’t have to worry about your crack hanging out.

It won’t last. At least skinny jeans are flattering on thin girls. On the plus side, my mother can be considered “trendy” again.

lkd on

HELL NO!!! She has to learn how to dress! EVERYTHING she wears is U-G-L-Y!!!!

Tamara on

If you have a style of pants that don’t look good on beautiful women like Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson and Mischa Barton, when does one get the point that this trend does not work on anyone.

AnnieM on

I’m with Edot! Ditto re: mom now trendy!

Phally on

they would be fine IF she didn’t tuck in that t-shirt. who on EARTH tucks in t-shirts?!?!?!

A on

Er, no…Those pants do the impossible by making her look fat. I’d hate to see my big butt in those things!!


The low waisters are just way too comfortable, no way on the highwaisters. Plus, they just don’t look right!

JenB on

More high-waisted pants…OMG, make it stop!!!

Amy on


AlyssaG on

I do not think this look is flattering for Mischa or Jessica. Unless you want to ultra-emphisize your hips, i wouldn’t wear these pants.

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