Fashion is a pendulum, and regardless of how you feel about low-rise jeans that were the peak status symbol in the early ‘00s, they’re bound to make an appearance in the new decade.
Get ahead of the trend with these jeans—some of which may look very familiar. We hand-selected 10 low-rise jeans to ease your way back in to the form-fitting trend.
BDG Nina Low-Rise Flare Jean
These low-rise flares from Urban Outfitters give off major Christina Aguilera “Dirrty” vibes. Pay homage to her iconic look in a much tamer way with a white T-shirt, or pair with a cropped top and pointed boots to make a louder statement.
Khaite Kyle Relax Low-Rise Jeans
Not all low-rise jeans need to be skintight. These relaxed fit jeans are the perfect way to ease your way back into the trend this year. The light wash and straight cut will keep you looking casual and comfortable.
Lucky Brand Low-Rise Lolita Boot Jean
A bootcut jean in a dark wash is flattering on nearly every body type, as it balances curves and brings the eye upward. This pair from Lucky Brand has a little distressing to keep the look streamlined and classy.
Saint Laurent Striped Low-Rise Slim Leg Jeans
Printed denim is expected to be even more popular in 2020, and this pair’s vertical stripes will elongate your legs and grab the attention of everyone in the room. Pair with a black turtleneck and booties to complete the look.
Free People Roads Low Rise Cord Flare Jean
The ‘00s may have seen a lot of low-rise, but the ‘60s were all about the flare. Combine both decades with this pair from Free People, which incorporates corduroy patchwork and floral prints for an American folk look.
Liquor N Poker Stepped Waist Boyfriend Jean
The baggy low-rise gives a sporty, effortless look that feels as comfortable as it looks. This pair’s stepped waist drops down to low-rise in the front, and mid-rise in the back, ensuring you only show off the areas you want.
Citizens of Humanity Racer Low-Rise Skinny Jeans
The secret to comfortable skinny jeans is in the stretch. This pair from Citizens of Humanity was created with a blend of cotton and elastane, which allows for flexibility and movement. Pair with a chunky sweater to feel extra cozy.
Alice + Olivia Ryley Low-Rise Bell Jean
Embroidered jeans are making a comeback in 2020, with vintage and embellished denim flooding the runway. This pair of low-rise flared jeans with extreme floral embroidery makes a big statement that’s sure to inspire others to rummage through their closets for something similar.
FRAME Low-Waist Skinny Jeans
For a classic pair of low-rise jeans, try these from FRAME, which feature a medium wash, clean lines and ample stretch. It’s essentially the basic white T-shirt of low-rise jeans.
Rag & Bone Dre Low Rise Boyfriend
Opt for a pair of low-rise with extreme distressing for a modern grunge look. With a cropped, frayed leg, the focus will be on your footwear—grab a pair of flashy stilettos to turn heads.