I hear about a TV project I might be involved with - and it's frequently a period drama - and I'm immediately thinking, 'Well if that's set in 1870, then we're talking a high waister
, a little earlier then it's something different.
The kids were all dressed as if they were in the Leazes End on a Saturday afternoon: half-mast high waisters
, cherry red riders, or Doc Martins, non-regulation star jumpers and a school tie that was worn to be fatter than it was long.
These two groups were further divided into sub groups: able or ordinary seamen for the professional sailor, while the waisters
were separated by skills or trades such as gunners, ship's carpenters, marines, and the extra hands to do the day-to-day extra work.
Big collars and high waisters
circa New York's Cotton Club abounded.
Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Mischa Barton all have been spotted in high waisters
, this back-to-school season's skinny jean.
Sir Simon of the High Waisters
announced this week that the minimum age for contestants on the next series of X Factor has been lowered to 14.
Superbly hystrionic indie-metal offering a free nosebleed with every pair of skintight low waisters
I've also heard a horrible rumour that hipster jeans are out and high waisters