From skinny jeans to 70s flares, high waisted pants are the go-to leg elongating figure shapers. When you draw the waistline up and in with high waisted pants, your legs appear to go for miles. High waisted wide leg pants like palazzo pants and culottes are a breezy warm weather option. Pair these high waisted pants with sandals or espadrilles for a summer-in-the-south-of-France kinda vibe. If you do have to head to the office, try high waisted dress pants. They’re oh-so-feminine, but still professional. They’re also comfortable because the tightest part of them sits at the narrowest part of your body, rather than digging in around muffin-top territory. High waisted pants pair well with almost any top — cropped tees, silk blouses and sweaters will all work. You can wear a longer shirt over top without any bulk, too. High waisted pants just make sense.