Before the days of skinny, straight, high-waist and mom, the trouser of choice was the low-rise jean. It all started in 1993 when Alexander McQueen sent a pair of ass-baring jeans called ‘bumsters’ down the runway. By the early 2000s, the low-rise style was a favourite with celebs like Paris Hilton, Keira Knightley, Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan.
As soon as low-rise jeans went out of style, people started to hate them and were glad to get rid of them from their wardrobes. We recently heard that bootcut jeans are making a comeback and now, fashion experts are predicting the return of the low-rise jean. And this is one prediction we should take very seriously as last November Jennifer Lopez wore a pair of pants with a built-in exposed thong.
According to The Cut, Linder, IAMGIA, and Tom Ford have been showing the low-rise style on their runways. Kirk Millar, one half of the design team at Linder NYC, opened the S/S18 show with a bikini top paired with low-slung jeans, a visible thong-type garment and a high-waisted belt. Speaking to the magazine, the designer said: ‘The idea that someone is comfortable in a pair of high-waisted jeans rather than jeans that kind of sit at the hip is always too uptight for me. Most people aren’t comfortable with a band of non-stretch material across their waist.’
People have been taking to social media to express their shock and utter disgust at the news but word on the style streets is that low-rise jeans will make a triumphant return to wardrobes everywhere in 2020.
Many of you are probably wishing that low-rise jeans would stay where they belong (in 2002) but we here in the One4all HQ believe everything deserves a second chance and have put together an edit of (slightly) low-rise styles to try now.