How low-rise jeans became the retro trend of the season

However, a far cry from the ultra-slim or bootcut styles of the era, the Spring 2022 runways were filled with baggy, oversized shapes that hit well below the waistband. Look to Miu Miu’s Spring 2022 collection for a chino iteration of the viral pleated mini skirt that broke the internet earlier this year. Or Blumarine, which punctuated its 2020s-laden Spring 2022 collection with ultra-low-rise cargo-style denim. Stella McCartney took a sophisticated approach with a paper bag waist, as did Molly Goddard, Missoni and Vaquera who opted for wide legs to balance exposed waists.

Thus, low-rise jeans are back. But how low should we go? The intrigue of this sexy style is undeniable and palpable. In India alone, searches for the Y2K-inspired silhouette rose 859% this month, with a 107% increase in global interest, according to the global online fashion search platform, Stylight.

“On a personal level, I’m ready for them and have been anticipating their resurgence for a while. They feel fresh, especially in a wide leg pant silhouette. – Paige Addams-Geller

Blumarine Spring 2022 RTW

“I’m so excited about the return of the low rise!” exclaims Paige Denim founder Paige Adams-Geller, seeing a favorite hipster moment from a vintage edition of French PHOTO magazine featuring Claudia Schiffer on the cover in nothing but a pair of high waisted jeans faded unbuttoned bass. “On a personal level, I’m ready for them and have been anticipating their resurgence for a while. They feel fresh, especially in a wide leg pant silhouette. As for how to wear the risque waistline (or rather line hip), Adams-Geller suggests a conservative counterbalance to the sexy side of the form-fitting style, suggesting that elegance can indeed be achieved.”I recommend pairing them with a cropped sweater for fall for a casual look,” says “And with a nice blazer and fitted mesh for a more polished look.”