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Paris Hilton wearing low-rise jeans in 2002

For seasons, flattering high-waisted jeans in their many incarnations – skinny, Mom, boyfriend, kickflare – have ruled our off-duty wardrobes. But in the latest fashion casualty of Noughties nostalgia, the low-rise jean appears to be making a comeback. I am not talking about those ULTRA-low-rise like Paris Hilton and Keira Knightley (image below), but about moderately low rise. Quite a difference, I would say!

But if you thought this trend was to be left quietly in fashion history, then you are mistaken, as denim waistlines appear to be getting lower and lower.

Last week, undeniably influential model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid stepped out in a pair of Off-White low-slung jeans, paired with a cropped white backless shirt and Nike Sneakers (image above).

If this isn’t proof enough (and it should be) that low-rise jeans are soon to be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, consider that the likes of Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Gisele Bündchen have also been spotted championing the trend. It’s surely only a matter of time before we’re all doing it.

We should have seen it coming. On the catwalk for spring/summer 2017, Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli both showed low-rise jeans, while in Tommy Hilfiger’s fall/winter 2017 collection with Gigi Hadid, we saw a pair of low-slung leather trousers as one of the center pieces of the collection, modeled on Gigi, no less!

In every case on the catwalk, the low-rise trousers were shown with miniature crop tops to really accentuate that section of the midriff that we haven’t seen for a decade.

Do not despair, however, if you don’t have the abs of a 20-something supermodel because this time around, there are many more wearable ways to take on the trend.

We’ll be taking our cue from Victoria Beckham and Karlie Kloss, who have both dared to try the trend in the form of low-rise baggy denim, but instead of teaming them with ultra cropped tops, the pair have both been seen wearing them with oversized T-shirts and classic white shirts. And this is exactly why we will give the low-rise jean another go.

Check out some low-rise jeans for you to buy right now, so you can be a trend-setter, instead of just being a trend-follower. 😉

AGOLDE Lara Low Rise Skinny Jeans, Siwy Sara Low Rise Skinny Jeans, Citizens of Humanity Racer Low Rise Skinny Jeans – these are my all time favorite low rise, a trademark CoH, Articles of Society Carly Crop Skinny Jeans,
Hudson Bootcut Jeans, and CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Fling distressed low-rise slim boyfriend jeans.

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Keira Knightley wearing low-rise jeans in 2003
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Bella Hadid July 2017
{source: Harpers Bazaar}


  1. I bought some low-rise flares at American Eagle this week. I love them and have already gotten so many compliments!

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