Are Low-Waist Jeans Really Coming Back?

Very recently, the Cut announced Sam Trotman’s prediction of a 2020 key trend of low-rise jeans. Sam is a denim trend forecaster. But his prediction wasn’t the first. In August 2017, Man Repeller predicted the comeback of the low-rise jeans.

Naturally, both predictions are being met with resistance and arguments why it is a definite no no. Regardless, there have been a few appearances in of seemingly low rise jeans in fashion events. Jennifer Lopez, in November this year, appeared in a low waist pants with an in-built thong.

Needless to say, J-Lo, an iconic fashion innovator did trend in the early 2000s in low-rise jeans, skin-tight leather pants, etc in her music videos. They showed off her figure, accentuating her hips and her hour glass body. She set the pace for a style of anything low on the hips and she worked it!

The reactions however, on the internet to the news of a low-rise jeans comeback are quite interesting.

@carrienotscary says: LOW RISE JEANS ARE NOT COMING BACK IF WE DO NOT LET THEM. PLEASE JOIN THE HIGH WAIST ALLIANCE WITH ME EVEN IF YOU ARE A MAN AND DONT KNOW WHAT THESE WORDS MEAN. Thank u

@LouXVX says: Why are low waist jeans coming back into style? My body shape is too odd to ever go back to wearing jeans like that

High-Waist Jeans 2018

@psylawn says: pls don’t hate on low rise jeans coming back… I have an extremely short waist and stupid long legs, so anything high waisted makes me look like a less cute version of this

@deadtossedwaves: I like how everyone hates the idea of low rise jeans coming back. Personally they are the most comfortable for me. I loathe high waisted jeans. They hit my waist at the most uncomfortable spot

Kirk Miller, designer at Linder NYC told the Cut over email,

“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.”

Trusting the fashionists to be creative, the comeback might just turn out to be a pleasant surprise for the markets. Of course, there is the age-old wisdom that one should wear what works for one’s body type, not necessarily what is on the shelves.

Low-rise jeans are expected as early as spring next year.

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