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Jeans that are so long and skinny – low-rise denim is one of the Y2K trends re-emerging alongside baggy pants, bucket hats and chunky shoes.
Blumarine, Molly Godard, Missoni, Miu Miu and Vaquera were among the luxury brands that sent low-rise jeans and pants to the Spring/Summer 2022 catwalks, and stars such as Julia Fox, Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber has been spotted in below-the-navel silhouettes ranging from skinny styles to roomier cuts.
As spring approaches, we’ve rounded up some of the best low-rise jeans for women to wear when temperatures rise in the fall. Whether you pair them with basic tees and retro sneakers, or cropped cardigans and comfy heels, check out our top picks from brands worn by Hollywood stars.
1. Rag & Bone/Jean Women’s Dre Low Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans
The Dre low-rise boyfriend jeans from Rag & Bone/Jean have a light wash, whiskering and a distressed effect at the knee for an effortlessly cool look. The New York-based brand has been worn by Alexa Demie, Adele, Billie Eilsh and more stars.
Rag & Bone/Jean Dre Women’s Low Rise Boyfriend Jeans
2. Silver Jeans Co. Tuesday Low Rise Slim Bootcut Jeans
How low can you go? Silver Jeans Co.’s slim bootcut jeans are 7.5 inches tall, so they dip just below most people’s navel. Crafted from stretch denim, this five-pocket silhouette comes in six washes and different finishes (including distressed and contrast stitching) and sizes come in 22W to 36W and three inseams (31, 33 and 35L).
Silver Jeans Co. Tuesday low rise slim bootcut jeans
3. Good American Vintage Low Broke Down Flared Jeans
If you like dark wash jeans with a slightly flared and loose fit, Good American’s Good Vintage jeans are the answer. (The Khloe Kardashian-founded brand is often worn by her famous siblings as well as Gabrielle Union, Ashley Graham, star hairstylist Jen Atkin and others.) The 10.5-inch height is a good compromise for those who want the belt to hit higher, and the bold distress gives a lived-in, fashion-forward aesthetic.
Good American Vintage Low Cut Flared Jeans
4. Levi’s Straight Leg Jeans for Women
These low-rise jeans from Levi’s are fitted through the hips and thighs and will fit right into your wardrobe if you prefer straight-leg styles. They’re nine inches tall and have a bit of stretch, plus slightly ripped knees to give them a perfectly worn look.
Levi’s Women’s Low Pitch Straight Fit Jeans
5. Madewell 8 inch skinny jeans
There’s a low-rise style for those still attached to their skinny jeans, and Madewell’s black denim – which is made from responsibly sourced cotton – with an eight-inch rise has enough stretch and support to make you feel uplifted and comfortable.
Madewell 8 inch skinny jeans
6. H&M flared bottom jeans
What do you get when you mix classic 90s style with old school sweatpants? These low-rise stretch jeans from H&M have flared hems with press studs, so you can show more or less leg. They’re from the fast-fashion brand’s Conscious line, so they’re made from sustainably sourced cotton through the Better Cotton Initiative.
H&M low flared jeans
7. Zara low-rise loose jeans
Available in neon pink and lime green (plus light blue, dark indigo and gray in vintage-inspired finishes), Zara’s low-rise jeans are made for anyone who wants plenty of leg room. This pair is made from at least 20% recycled cotton and features extra long and wide legs.
Zara low-rise loose jeans
8. Stella True Religion Low Rise Skinny Jeans
If there’s still room in your closet for skinny jeans, True Religion’s Stella Low Rise Denim is seven inches tall and comes in four shades of blue and black, all made from a blend of cotton, rayon, polyester and spandex (so there’s plenty of stretch for comfort).
True Religion Stella Low Rise Skinny Jeans
9. Everlane The Rigid Slouch Jean
The Rigid Slouch Jean from Everlane is 11.63 inches taller than other low rise styles and sits mid-rise, and you can size down if you prefer an oversized look or go up in size for a tighter fit. This pair features a tapered leg and is made from crispy organic cotton that requires less water to produce, and comes in three indigo and cream colorways. (Among the stars who have been seen in Everlane’s minimalist clothing and accessories are Meghan Markle, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon.)
Everlane The Rigid Slouch Jean
10. GRLFRND Courtney Low Rise Jeans
Vintage denim often comes at a price for achieving that effortless weathered look, and luckily GRLFRND’s Courtney Low Rise Jean gives you the same look. Made from 100% stiff cotton, the fading and whiskering on this wide leg denim makes it look like you’ve scoured a thrift store for the perfect pair. Oliva Munn, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin have worn the jeanswear brand.
Low-rise Courtney jeans GRLFRND
11. Emerson Citizens of Humanity Low Rise Boyfriend Jeans
Daring enough to wear stark white? Citizens of Humanity’s Low Rise Boyfriend Jeans have a loose, cropped fit, so consider a size smaller for a tighter style.
Citizens of Humanity Emerson Low Rise Boyfriend Jeans
12. Re/Done ’90s Crop Low Slung Jeans
If you’re going for a California skater attitude, leave it with Re/Done’s ’90s Crop Low Slung Jeans for a laid-back look. They’re made from stiff 100% organic cotton (so they score points for sustainability-conscious denim fans) and you can wear them high with a belt for a pocket silhouette or keep them low on your hips for a looser hemline. . Stars such as Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber have worn the LA line.)
Re/Done 90s Low Rise Crop Jean
13. BDG Low Rise Flared Hem Jeans
Go retro with BDG’s low-rise flared hem jeans, reminiscent of the ’70s and ’90s with button-flap back pockets and flared styling. They have an 8.5 inch rise and are made of stretch denim.
BDG Low Rise Flare Hem Jean
14. Poetic Justice Verla Frayed Hem Cropped Boyfriend Jeans
For a playful fringed finish, opt for Poetic Justic’s Verla Frayed Hem Boyfriend Jeans. This bright blue pair has a strategic fade and distressed details for a laid-back look, and they’re made from stretch denim.
15. Snacks for mom! Fun Dip Puddle jeans
Whether you wear these snacks high or low, snacks with the fun name of Mother! The Fun Dip Puddle Jeans keep you laid back with their long inseam and 100% stiff cotton. The vintage-inspired faded blue is finished with a pretzel-embellished button and candy-inspired rivets that remind you to have fun.
Jean Mother The Fun Dip Puddle
16. Dion Lee Spliced Low Rise Bootcut Jeans
Dion Lee’s black low-rise bootcut jeans are detailed with contrast stitching to give you instant style points. (Cara Delevingne, Miranda Kerr and Emma Watson have been spotted in the designer’s pieces.)
Dion Lee spliced low-rise bootcut jeans
17. Frame Le Slouch Biodegradable Jeans
Wear Frame’s biodegradable Le Slouch jeans with peace of mind that your pair is good for the earth. Crafted from 100% stiff cotton, this eco-friendly denim has an oversized slim fit with a low rise, cool rips and distressed detailing.
Frame Le Slouch biodegradable jeans
18. Collina Strada Off-White Doodle Flower Chason Jeans
These floral low-rise jeans from cool label Collina Strada are one way to make a splash this spring. The straight-leg, non-stretch design has a side utility loop for a workwear-inspired touch, and the graphic scribble print adds pops of color to your outfit.
Collina Strada off-white Doodle Flower Chason jeans
19. Reformation Mckenna Loose Mid Rise Cargo Jeans
Yes, cargo pants are back too – and cool-girl label Reformation (seen on Blake Lively, J.Lo, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez) is a must-have for effortless, durable denim. The label’s ‘Mckenna’ mid-rise loose-fit jeans are finished in a classic blue wash and finished with side cargo pockets so you can keep your essentials close at hand.
Reformation Mckenna Loose Mid-Rise Jean
20. Alexander Wang Blue Diamante Logo Strap Layer Jeans
Ditch the whale tail with these bleach-wash low-rise jeans from Alexander Wang, featuring elasticated thong-style straps and emblazoned with the cult designer’s logo. This pair has a straight fit, light fading and contrast stitching for a vintage-inspired finish.
Alexander Wang blue rhinestone logo layered jeans