It didn't take long for this trend (“trend”) to spread beyond the runways, with brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Current/Elliott, and AMO as well as influencers like the Hadid sisters letting low-rise jeans into their hearts (Hadid sisters) and upcoming collections (Abercrombie & Fitch, Current/Elliott, and AMO.
For one, the 2019 version of the low-rise jean suggests that there’s a way to participate in the trend without wearing yours with 42 henleys or polo shirts—nor do your pants need to be too tight and too flared.
Last year ended with a type of fashion revelation that suited a year oft compared to a raging garbage fire: Low-rise jeans are coming back.
Alas, the momentum kept building: Kirk Miller of Linder NYC used both the spring 2018 and spring 2019 runways to pair low-rise bottoms with visible bikini bottoms or undergarments.
I think that partly explains the backlash (and quiet obsession) with the comeback of the low-rise jean, and why the internet quickly begged the fashion gods to reconsider.
The cyclical nature of trends dictates that at some point, we’ll come face-to-face with the worst parts of our pasts, or at least the styles some of us (hi) equate most with being young, foolish, and hopelessly unaware that just because a type of pants exists doesn’t mean you have to wear it.
Models like Joyce Mao, Fran Summers, and Lakshmi Menon have started incorporating it into their off-duty looks, with button-down shirts and flat sandals or minimal tube tops and sneakers, in a way that's understated—and un-ironic. (For the record, some brands now refer to them as low-slung jeans.
Bella Hadid may wear low-rise jeans with a cropped button-up, but her approach to pants represents one choice. J.
I lived for nights out where I could pair distressed low-rise denim with pointy-toe kitten heels and belts that looked like neckties. (FASHION!
But as much as I've learned from my past fashion mistakes, I'm—wait for it—welcoming the new low-rise trend.
Graduating to adulthood meant that we got to leave low-rise jeans in our youths, nestled among our comically tiny purses and Von Dutch hats.
I mean, yes, in November, Jennifer Lopez was seen wearing a pair of wide-leg thong pants, first spotted on the Natasha Zinko runway in February.
In 2019, fashion has come to prioritize the self-expression over glorified style rules; we're freer to choose clothes that fit our body rather than force our body to fit the clothes.
First off, they look very different, but who would deny anyone the chance to live and learn? https://t.co/pS2PCGbOBf— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 20, 2020