DALLAS, Aug 8, 2009 / FW/ — The waistline has taken a rise this fall.

Tuck in a simple top and belt it for a sleek touch; Tibi displays this minimalist look with a high waisted trouser.

We see this trend in the form of pencil skirts, cropped pants, and trousers. Verrier pairs this with a delicate blouse.

Andy and Debb balances this effect with a tangerine cropped cardigan.

Tracy Reese plays up a classy schoolgirl look with knee highs and a boyfriend blazer.

No matter which direction you take, be sure to take your waist up a notch this season.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week