Low rise jeans are back and millennials are unleashed

Low rise jeans are back and millennials are unleashed

By Taylor Kamnetz

United States – The early 2000s fashion A stable of low-rise jeans is making a victorious comeback, and it’s giving millennials a real case of PTSD.

Olivia Rodrigo wears low-rise jeans at Disneyland in California. © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/oliviarodrigo

Don’t you love how fashion seems to be a revolving door of styles being remixed and modernized by younger generations?

To make matters worse, Gen Z isn’t solely responsible for the resurrected low-rise jeans trend, either.

Unlike the mid-parts, skorts, and high-waisted mom jeans that were thrust upon us by people born between 1997 and 2012, low-rise jeans have taken center stage thanks to celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, Rihanna, and New York Fashion Week.

But it wouldn’t be a true fashion staple in 2022 without Gen Z’s approval, and unfortunately for millennials and anyone with common sense, they’ve given it their blessing.

If you’re reading this and wondering, “What’s so bad about low-rise jeans anyway?” we are happy to provide you with several reasons why they should be burned at the stake and buried for good.

After all, we eradicated them for a reason, and the world must know the downfall of this slippery slope of denim.

No room for error

Christina Aguilera was the queen of low-rise jeans in the early 2000s.

Christina Aguilera was the queen of low-rise jeans in the early 2000s. © Collage: IMAGO/United Archives International/Everett Collection

For those who weren’t alive and thriving as tweens, teens, or college students during the low-rise jean glory days of the early 2000s, let someone catch you.

Among the many reasons millennials and Gen Xers can’t and won’t put up with this style is because of its absolute downsides.

Think about it: on jeans with a one-inch zipper, there’s not much room for error in terms of wardrobe malfunctions.

Simple things like getting in and out of a car, picking up the phone you just dropped, or sitting in your seat at a show quickly turn into a fashion faux pas.

You may have spent hours in the gym toning your belly perfectly for its moment of glory in low-rise jeans and a crop top, but having a killer six-pack won’t mean anything when you’re giving people a seat at the front row for the crack show.

Nowhere to hide when your hips don’t lie

TikToker Prymr has been flaunting a lot of low-rise jeans lately, and she doesn't seem to be slowing down.

TikToker Prymr has been flaunting a lot of low-rise jeans lately, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down. © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/prymrr

Although low-rise jeans nearly caused a scene in 2021, the surrounding hype was fleeting, and millennials could expire – if only for a moment.

Fast forward to 2022 and the heartbreaking fashion essentials make their rounds while proving that this time the trend-setting gods mean it when they say it’s here to stay.

What those fashionistas in the Heavens Above haven’t considered is how people whose hips certainly don’t lie could – literally – fit into the regurgitated mold of the year 2000.

It’s not a new problem, but it’s certainly one that was imprinted as a lesson learned in the brains of those who struggled to find a pair of jeans that actually matched their curves in the early 2000s. .

If you have the slightest existence of hips or behind, it can be hard to feel confident rocking a pair of jeans that sit dangerously close to your nether regions.

Having nowhere to hide the parts of you that you’re still learning to love – something that high-waisted jeans are great for – it makes you wonder: why wouldn’t anyone want to wear a pair of denim? high rise, especially when the alternative is low rise jeans?

Although something may be trendy and all the rage in the fashion industry, that doesn’t mean you have to subscribe to it.

From a millennial who’s been there and done this, know that it’s OK to wear whatever you want – even if it’s not what’s on your instagram food.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/oliviarodrigo

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