The best low-rise jeans to buy now for your 2000s fashion fix

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We’ve already called it: The hottest fashion trend of the moment is the exposed pelvis, according to the AW22 runway season. Sizes have hit new lows, with ultra-low-cut pants and skirts dominating the catwalks – and they’re also all over TikTok, as the most-watched trending item of the moment (123 million views and counting).

Maybe it’s the post-pandemic party atmosphere that makes us want to bare as much flesh as possible, or maybe the Y2K revival and fascination with ’90s fashion are to blame. – or most likely a combination of the two, plus the fact that designers such as Blumarine, Miu Miu, Missoni and Versace have made it so beautiful.

As is often the case, denim was the fastest to embrace the new trend, with brands such as Reformation, Acne Studios and Zara quickly releasing hot new jeans with lower waists than ever before. The only rule: avoid the super skinny look (no more skinny jeans, haven’t you heard?).

And so, to make sure you’re ready to rock the trend throughout spring and summer, we’ve spotted the best low-rise denim styles available right now, from high-end brands to the high street. Good shopping!

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Addison Low Rise Relaxed Jeans

Reform – £150.00

Ref’s aesthetic lends itself to it very well with the re-emergence of the Y2K style, so it’s no surprise that its low-rise jeans are some of the best on the market.

These FRAME jeans embody three 2022 denim trends in one with their very low rise, loose fit and straight cut.

We love this H&M model, with its flared legs and exposed seams for a pattern worthy of the 2000s.

Hailey coated low-rise bootcut jeans

Wear with a slightly cropped white tee and gold jewelery for the perfect spring look.

Women’s jeans straight cut low step

Levi’s – €100.00

Levi’s have been around long enough to know what they’re up to in the denim of the moment, so this pair sits perfectly on the hips for a slightly more subtle low-cut look.

Low rise straight jeans

This loose-leg, low-rise style is even better thanks to the fact that it’s sustainably made from a non-stretch organic recycled cotton blend.

Carrot cropped organic cotton jeans

For a discreet and relaxed model look, RAEY’s jeans are among the best on the market.

Kyle distressed low-rise straight-leg jeans

Subtle splatters of paint give these Khaite jeans a cool, worn-in look while the wash is surprisingly flattering.

For those who still prefer a slimmer denim fit, these bootcut jeans are perfect – and can be easily dressed up or down.

7 For All Humanity


These shaved hem cropped jeans will see you through your summers and will never go out of style.

White Low Rise Raw Cut Puddle Jeans

BDG – £39.00

These loose faded jeans scream Euphoria. Pair it with a Y2K style girly crop top for maximum effect.

Relaxed Wide Leg Puddle Leg 99s Jeans

If you prefer peace and love and prefer faded denim, this relaxed style from Warehouse is ideal.

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