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How Low Can These Low-Rise Jeans Go?

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Well, we’ve reached new lows—sartorially speaking, anyway. The latest denim trend to grace the spring 2022 runways? Ultra-low-rise jeans in baggy, oversized silhouettes. The polarizing style has been gaining steam over the past few seasons, but brands like Missoni, Vaquera, MSGM, and Molly Goddard have proved that the revival of low-slung denim is not some blip on the fashion radar—it’s here to stay.

There’s no denying that, for millennials, the trend’s imminent return can be stress inducing. With its belly-baring pants and other body-conscious trends, the early aughts were a time that perpetuated fat phobia and a beauty standard of thin, young, and white. Suffice to say, representation was not a priority of the era.

But now the low-slung jean seems ready for redemption, returning with a better, body-inclusive point of view. Low-slung denim is no longer exclusive to a certain few, and the silhouette is now as nonfussy and oversized as it is low waisted. To wit, procuring a pair of runway-approved low-rise denim today isn’t solely about designer offerings; it can also mean simply sizing up on a loose silhouette so the waist lays lower on your body.

How should you wear them? Per the runways, slinky knits or crop tops will do just fine. Here, some of the best pairs on the market. Shop them now to get ahead of the trend—it’s time to get low!

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