Spring 2012 saw a lot of trends, friends, but one to embrace is the paper bag waist (evidently this post will take the form of a limerick. Who knew?)
Above, Miuccia Prada crafted a periwinkle pencil skirt at Miu Miu with an exaggerated emphasis on the paper bag waistline. The narrow waist is the focus with solid basic top here, but a printed top could be a playful partner for the more adventurous.
Meanwhile Roksanda Ilinicic chose the opposite end of the color wheel and opposite end of a lady to highlight. This is all leg lengthening, easy breezy maxi style skirting with a subtle paper bag waistline. Throw on your highest heels and Mami long legs will be your new neighborhood nickname.
Of course the easiest way to incorporate this new style into your wardrobe is with the holdover pleated, roomier pant. Very Katharine Hepburn goes to the office, try these pants from Chris Benz for a fresh take on Monday morning dressing.