Would You Wear Jessica Simpson's High-Waisted Pants?

04/18/2007 at 01:34 PM ET

High-waisted pants have been lurking on the fashion horizon for a few seasons — either you are thrilled for the break from low-rise jeans and the threat of muffin tops or you are terrified at letting your torso be swallowed by your waistband. Jessica Simpson is apparently up for the challenge, stepping out for a night of dinner and dancing in a pair of distinctly high-waisted chambray pants and a clingy ivory turtleneck. While we might have picked a pair of pants that didn’t have pleated pockets on the hips, we tip our hats to Jessica for trying a different look and a hot new trend. But we want to know what you think! Tell us: Would you wear high-waisted pants like Jessica? Do you like the look on her?

Click here to see more photos, news and a full bio of Jessica Simpson, and click here to discuss her style in Off the Rack.

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CBS on

I don’t like it at all, it makes her look fat

natalie on

no. those are hideous.

amber on

ewww these pants are ugly, this style went out in the 80’s and they should never come back.

Tamara on

I think it looks like she raided Grandma’s closet for those. I’ve seen a few photos of celebrities sporting the high-waisted look (ie. Gwen Stefani). However, I’m not sure why people think that “muffin top” is less flattering than the high-waisted look. To me Jessica’s pants look like the come just below her sagging boobs. Not flattering at all. High-waisted pants also give the impression of a “gut” and a large bottom. Not a fan at all. I’ll be sticking with my low-rise pants.

isi on

I would not wear those pants. She looks ugly in them like a roll of sausage. Those pants are the most unflattering pants I’ve ever seen

gross on

That is the most hidious pair of pants I have ever seen. Call me out of fashion or whatever but I think I had some pants that high when I was in 3rd grade hereby vow to never to wear that style again.

Beth on

I was waiting for this to post. I don’t care how “trendy” these pants are, you should stick to styles that flatter you. These pants make her look large, which she is not. I wouldn’t wear this look.

gwen on

no, no, no a thousand times, NO!

jennifer in tulsa on

I would definitely try the high-waisted pants but I don’t think I would’ve worn pleated pockets on the hips! Kudos to Jessica for trying these out!

Denise on

Unless you’re really skinny this look will not work because it emphasizes your stomach. I think a straight leg or even wide jeans are a better alternative.

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