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10 Ways to Re-Introduce Low-Rise Jeans Into Your Closets

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Gen Z sparked controversy when it canceled skinny jeans earlier this year. Now, they’re calling on the return of low-rise jeans and initiating yet another war on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of denim.

A product of the Y2K era, low-rise jeans were a staple among pop stars and the then-teens who worshiped them. Low-rise jeans gave way to skinny jeans and higher rises by the mid-2000s, but as with other trends from the early aughts, like platform sandals, midriff-baring tops and chunky plastic jewelry, Gen Z is rediscovering and reviving the once-dominant styles.

According to global fashion search platform Lyst, year-on-year searches for low-rise jeans are up 57 percent—specifically those with flare and baggy fits.

From slouchy boyfriend fits to ankle-skimming skinny jeans, here’s a look at how to introduce low-rise jeans back into your closets.


1. Guess

For those not ready to part with skinny jeans, this pair from Guess provides a low and snug fit. Featuring 14 percent spandex and 2 percent elastane, it offers superior stretch and comfort.

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Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

Guess jeans $98
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2. Lilly Pulitzer

White and neutral color palettes are currently trending alongside low-rise fits. Gear up for summer with a pair that checks both boxes.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

Lilly Pulitzer jeans $158
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3. Free People

To channel Gen Z, opt for these low and loose chinos from Free People. With exaggerated cuffs and pleating, this style looks pulled-together but feels like loungewear.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

Free People pants $128
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4. G-Star Raw

A boyfriend fit is more authentic with a low rise. This pair from G-Star Raw is tailored just enough to look effortless while hugging all the right places. The brand is also size inclusive, with styles available through size 22.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

G-Star Raw jeans $160
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5. Citizens of Humanity

Citizens of Humanity offers a low-rise that is tapered to the ankle, making it the perfect skinny jean for summer.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

Citizens of Humanity jeans $238
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6. Rag & Bone

This pair from Rag & Bone features extreme distressing and a frayed hem for a vintage look. Pair with a classic T-shirt for a casual day indoors.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

Rag & Bone jeans $225
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7. GRLFRND

Everyone loves a good pair of mom jeans, but dad jeans are another trend that deserves attention. This pair from GRLFRND features a low-rise and relaxed fit that’s sure to win over even the most hesitant.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

GRFLRND jeans $225
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8. 7 For All Mankind

Gen Z gravitates toward low rises and flared fits like this 7 For All Mankind style. The medium blue wash gives off an authentic, lived-in look.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

7 For All Mankind jeans $215
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9. True Religion

The cousin of skinny jeans, cigarette fits offer a body-hugging look without the restriction of a traditional skinny. This pair from True Religion is a good transitional style for those who have a hard time letting go.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

True Religion jeans $69
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10. The Ragged Priest

Low and wide, this pair from The Ragged Priest channels the baggy styles of decades past. Pair with a tight top to further exaggerate the fit.

Rivet compiled a list of low-rise jeans to help shoppers feeling pressure to revamp their wardrobes to accommodate the trend.

The Ragged Priest jeans $64
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