How to Wear Paper-Bag-Waist Pants to a Formal Event, According to Lupita

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I once wore a pair of paper-bag-waist pants and they definitely did not look like the photo above of Lupita Nyong'o, who wore a chic AF Fendi look to the Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Dinner in London last night.

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May 17, 2017

Lupita Nyong'o, wore a pair of chic AF Fendi paper-bag-waist pants to the Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Dinner in London last night.

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Wearing this trendy pant style is no easy feat. Sure, you want to look cool with that high, ruffled waistline. It’s so damn stylish and, from personal experience, I can tell you it’s exceedingly cozy. But what the hell do you wear on top? Thanks to Lupita, we now know.

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It’s all about the fitted top. Whenever you’re wearing a pant with this waistline, you’re always better off wearing something fitted on top (even cropped—if you are brave). It enables your silhouette to appear balanced and, most importantly, shows off the top of the pant, which is the ultimate goal. Lupita chose to show some skin up top by exposing her arms, another good way to make sure the look isn’t too heavy.

Winner. It was in the bag.

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