Mischa BartonTall girls like Barton (here in the Hulsey style) need to pick styles
that work with their gams as well as the waist. "The slightly higher
rise of this style gives length to legs without putting an emphasis on
the waist (or lack thereof in some cases)," say Sass & Bide designers
Heidi Middleton and Sarah Jane Clark. "They give a nice svelte line to
the silhouette, which is what you should get from a good pair of jeans."
High-waisted styles look most flattering when they hit about two-fingers
length below the belly button and nothing above the navel.