Well, it seems high-waist trousers are the coming thing, and I am thinking of becoming an early-adopter, as I see this style as being a lot easier to swing at work, where flashes of navel can get a girl called to the office for Serious Words. My concern is: they look great on a willowy catwalk model, but how do they work for the rest of us? Also, those of you who have them, how well do they work with your existing tops? Do you have to have a lot of your old tops altered, or can you just tuck in or let them overlap? I'm 5'5" and wear a size 4...but I have short legs and a long torso. I am thinking the look would be okay for my figure, but I'd like to hear what other folks have experienced before I run out and buy fabric.