I recently got this Madewell top per one of Angie's recent round-up of recos (thanks Angie!) but it's pretty short so now I need a pair of highwaisted jeans to go with it. It's not a usual proportion I'd go for (I tend to pair tunics with skinnies) but DH loved the top so I think I'll give this silhouette a whirl.

I'm a bit apple-y/rectangle-y and short waisted, and prefer skinnies or straight cuts that are ankle length or full length (which I'd roll), and I'm not picky about wash.

I'd love any recommendations or suggestions for brands to check out!


I'm keeping the jeans in photos 1+2, a Gap cropped "perfect girlfriend" pair that is mid-rise but almost comes to my belly button so is effectively high-waisted on me! The Madewell button fly pair in 3+4 is fun but a bit too tight and is going back.

My new question is: K/R on the Madewell tops?

These are both mediums - I tried a small but it looks too shrunken on me. I love the back detailing, but does the boxiness of this cut work??? If so, do I need to pair with a wider leg?

(Also, one kitten tail is sharking by in photo 1, and another is showing off her mittens in photo 5.)

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