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The Paper bag Waist Look

A Paper bag style on a garment means that the pants or skirt will have extra fabric at the waist. You will notice that when you see paper bag style pants, trousers or skirts the waist section looks bunched up like there is too much fabric. Well that is the look of the paper bag style. The waist will usually also come with a belt to help make the outfit look neater and more pulled together.

I have been wearing paper bag trousers lately because the weather has been so up and down in NYC one day it's chilly and cold and the next it's a heat wave. So you never really know how to dress or what to wear. So for me it's either a long sleeve dress, jeans or paper bag trousers. The paper bag trouser has been my go to lately when I am not wearing jeans or a dress because it comes with a belt and when the belt is tied into a big or medium sized or even small bow (depending on the size of the belt) it can make a plain outfit look not so plain.

So now that the weather is warm here and there I thought I'd put together some paper bag waist style looks. When shopping for paper bag waist style looks you can find trousers and pants and even skirts that are made of light fabric for when the weather is warm outside. If you want to wear the paper bag waist style look during the winter months you can find pieces that are lined or made with heavy material like wool and polyester.

If you are looking for some paper bag waist style looks to try out this spring and summer and possibly during the beginning of fall then this post is for you. Below are some looks to get you started. To learn more about each look below click on the pictures which will take you to the retailer that sells the look.

Isa Arfen Paperbag Trousers $630
Zara Paper Bag Shorts $35.90
Seen Worn Kept Striped Paperbag-Waisted Trousers $138
Zara Print Linen Paperbag waist Bermuda Shorts $45.90
Semicouture paperbag trousers $183
Topshop Embroidered Paperbag Waist Mini Skirt $100
Club Monaco Paperbag waist Anree Shorts $128
MSGM laser-cut paperbag waist skirt $288
GOEN.J Paperbag Waist Flare Pants $276.25
We The Free Happy Dreamer Denim Paper Bag Waist Pant $69.95
Mango Paper bag waist trousers $59.99
Mother Striped organic cotton-poplin wide-leg paperbag waist style pants $295
Isabel Marant Esytis embellished paperbag waist cotton-canvas shorts $768
Pixie Market Parperbag Waist Denim Belted Shorts $88
Thom Browne striped paperbag waist skirt $903
Zara shorts with cut-work embroidery and paper bag waist $39.90
Aleksandr Manamis paperbag waist cropped trousers $790
Topshop Paper Bag Waist Belted Striped Tapered Leg Trousers $68
Moon River Paperbag-Waisted Wide Legs $82
UO Utility Paperbag Short $59
Pixie Market Sam Mustard Paperbag Waist Shorts $112

Ann Demeulemeester Paperbag Waist Shorts $625
Masscob Paper-bag waist striped trousers $170
Scotch & Soda/Maison Scotch Paperbag Shorts $98
Topshop Petite Multicolour Jacquard Midi Skirt with Paper bag Waist $100
AG Jeans AG Paperbag-Waisted Wide-Legs Pants $298
Johanna Ortiz Striped paperbag-waist skirt $875
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania New Kung Fu tartan wool-blend tapered pants with paper bag waist $444
Zara Paper Bag Pants $39.90
Alexander McQueen Belted pleated cotton-gabardine shorts with paper bag waist $672
Topshop Paperbag Wide Leg Trousers $110
L'AGENCE Samira Wide Paperbag Pants $385
Gabriela Hearst Jordon paperbag-waist cotton skirt $836
Topshop Petite Striped Mini Skirt with paper bag waist $60
Anthropologie Paperbag-Waisted Pants $108

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