How far can these low rise jeans go?

Well, we’ve hit new lows, sartorially anyway. The latest denim trend to hit the spring 2022 catwalks? Ultra-low-rise jeans in loose, oversized silhouettes. The polarizing style has gained momentum in recent seasons, but brands like Missoni, Vaquera, MSGM and Molly Goddard have proven that the low-rise denim revival is not an anomaly on the fashion radar – it is here to stay.

There’s no denying that for millennials, the impending return of the trend can be stressful. With belly-baring pants and other body-conscious trends, the early years were a time that perpetuated fat phobia and a thin, youthful, white standard of beauty. In other words, representation was not a priority at the time.

But now the low-rise jean seems poised for redemption, returning with a better view that includes the body. Low-rise denim is no longer exclusive to a few, and the silhouette is now as simple and oversized as low-rise. Namely, shopping for a pair of catwalk-approved low-rise jeans today isn’t just about designer deals; it can also simply mean carving a loose silhouette so that the waistline sits lower on your body.

How to wear them? Depending on the catwalk, tight knits or cropped tops will work just fine. Here, some of the best pairs on the market. Buy ’em now to beat the trend – time to get low!

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