If You Never Liked Low-Rise, You're in Luck—This Style Is Set to Be Big

They're baaaack.

Nov 25, 2023 - 20:40
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If You Never Liked Low-Rise, You're in Luck—This Style Is Set to Be Big

Low-rise jeans are probably the longest-running “controversial” fashion trend that I’ve seen in my career. Despite many people still bashing this trend, it continues to live on. I, for one, am quite obsessed with it. But if you’re one of the people who have never been swayed by the allure of low-rise jeans, you can take a deep exhale because a shift in denim aesthetics is on the horizon. 

Luxury fashion designers are bidding farewell to the era of hip-hugging styles and welcoming in the rise—quite literally—of high-rise jeans. The fashion forecast indicates that this trend is not merely making a comeback; it's poised to be the focal point of contemporary denim. I picked up on this during Paris Fashion Week, with designers like Loewe, Alaïa, and more heavy hitters making their points with all things high-rise. If you've been yearning for a style that aligns with both comfort and modern flair, consider this your moment. The return of high-rise jeans is the perfect nod to 2010s nostalgia, so let's elevate our style, starting with an all-time-favorite waistline.

Comfort has never been such a priority, and ACNE Studios sent its rendition of a sweatsuit down the runway. My biggest takeaway from this look, though, was the waistline on these pants. While edgy brands like this used to go for a low-rise moment, this look is as high-rise as can be.

Loewe is known for making its statements loud and proud, and nothing says "low-rise is over" like a pair of pants that are THIS high-waisted. Loewe set these pants well above the typical waistline, and that was no mistake. Point taken.

If I were going to wear high-waisted pants right now, this is exactly how I would do it. The sheer top makes it feel current, especially when paired with utility pockets. A lot of people never stopped wearing high-rise, and they're in luck. Slip on these pants anytime.

This is the coolest way to wear high-waisted pants, period.

I can't stop thinking about the fact that Kendall Jenner owns these pants.

An It-girl moment for sure.

I'm obsessed with skorts.

High-waisted jeans should always look as comfortable as these.

I swore I was done with cargo pants, but these are so timeless.

I would define these as party pants.

Sequins are a must-have.

I've been seeing these pants everywhere and loving them.

I love a good pair of pull-on pants.

More pleats, please.

Fun pockets are everything.

Adding a belt to anything high-waisted always looks good.

I'd style these with a bodysuit.

The baggier, the better.

I still think about this Tory Burch runway moment.

I'm still wearing leather pants regularly.

Just the right amount of cross-stitching.

Leather shorts with tights are so much fun.

Every fashion person loves this skirt.

When a mermaid takes the city.

Subtle balloon jeans.

Metal mami.

Navy is a nice way to switch things up.

My obsession.

The perfect amount of crop.

Leather lady.

Black jeans are so dang cool.