How to Make High-Waisted Shorts

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High-waisted shorts are higher in the waist than normal shorts. The waistline of the shorts are typically above or at the belly button. They are extremely popular amongst celebrities such as Lauren Conrad, Mischa Barton and Rumor Willis. They are available in many fabrics and the styles range from fitted, to pleated and bulky. Rocking this style can be a little costly for some, as far as out-of-pocket cost. Making them on your own can give the same look for next to nothing.

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Try on your shorts or pants to make sure they fit and the waist comes up to your belly button.

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Cut the legs of shorts or pants from front to back, to achieve the desired length. The back of the shorts should be longer than the front, making a slight “C” curve.

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Try them on to see how they fit. Remove the shorts and trim were needed.

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Roll shorts at the bottom to achieve a cuffed look or wash them for a frayed look.