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Ruffle-trimmed brushed-twill skirt, US$267 (approx. S$361.53), by Paskal.
24 Aug 2016

Ruffle-trimmed brushed-twill skirt, US$267 (approx. S$361.53), by Paskal.

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Cropped cotton and silk-blend straight-leg pants, US$531 (approx. S$719), by Isa Arfen.
24 Aug 2016

Cropped cotton and silk-blend straight-leg pants, US$531 (approx. S$719), by Isa Arfen.

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Kung Fu tapered wool pants, US$344 (approx. S$465.79), by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania.
24 Aug 2016

Kung Fu tapered wool pants, US$344 (approx. S$465.79), by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania.

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Paperbag waist wide-leg trousers, $1,190, by A.W.A.K.E.
24 Aug 2016

Paperbag waist wide-leg trousers, $1,190, by A.W.A.K.E.

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Paperbag waist shorts, $1,355, by Balenciaga.
24 Aug 2016

Paperbag waist shorts, $1,355, by Balenciaga.

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Paperbag waist denim midi skirt, $675, by Tibi.
24 Aug 2016

Paperbag waist denim midi skirt, $675, by Tibi.

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Amara printed cotton-blend trousers, $425, by Lemlem.
24 Aug 2016

Amara printed cotton-blend trousers, $425, by Lemlem.

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Yvonne midi skirt, $112, by Nasty Gal.
24 Aug 2016

Yvonne midi skirt, $112, by Nasty Gal.

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Textured pencil skirt with paperbag waist, $65.21, by ASOS.
24 Aug 2016

Textured pencil skirt with paperbag waist, $65.21, by ASOS.

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Paperbag waist tapered trousers, $42.39, by Missguided.
24 Aug 2016

Paperbag waist tapered trousers, $42.39, by Missguided.

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Paperbag tie midi skirt, $106, by Topshop.
24 Aug 2016

Paperbag tie midi skirt, $106, by Topshop.

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Belt shorts, $55.90, by Mango.
24 Aug 2016

Belt shorts, $55.90, by Mango.

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Paperbag waist pants and skirts have been a constant in the Fashion Week circuit for the past couple of seasons — and we’re loving it. 

It might seem like paperbag bottoms, with their gathered waistbands and billowy silhouettes, might be hard to pull off. However, all you have to do is follow one fashion rule to rock them: Balance out your proportions with a tighter or cropped top.

Once you’ve got that down pat, paper bag waist bottoms are every girl’s best friend. Its fit-and-flare shape instantly cinches in the waist without leaving you feeling restricted or bound. Click through the gallery above for 12 of the sleekest, chicest pieces to shop now!

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