All About Low-Rise Jeans

In today’s world there are so many fashions to choose from, so many ways to define your own style, that learning how to master any one trend can be a daunting task. Many of my personal favorite fashions to wear are from the 60s and 70s. One trend that has caught on is low rise jeans. Many young teens have embraced these jeans, but to wear them with confidence, you need to know the ground rules!

If you are new to the style, the bet thing you can do is head to a large mall or outlet center where you can try on many different cuts and washes. A good rule of thumb is to begin by trying them on in one size bigger than you normally wear. Wearing them slightly big will help you avoid the number one mistake with these jeans: the dreaded muffin top. No one wants to spill out! For very thin people any rise (the rise of a pant is defined as the distance between the crotch and the waistband) will usually work. For everyone else, experiment with a moderate low rise (7-10 inches).

To make your purchase truly versatile, you have to decide on the length of the pant. More than likely you will want the option to wear them with both flats and heels. Pants that are just touching the ground will be the best option. If you are short like me, you will probably have to get them tailored, or buy a more pricey brand that offers a variety of inseam (defined as the length from the crotch to the bottom of the leg) options.

Matching your ensemble with this style is a cinch! The most flattering look on almost everyone is a shirt with an empire waist. This will give a flowing look and will emphasize your natural lines. Pretty bracelets (they will hang around hip level when your arms are down) and belts will draw attention to your defined hip line.

Also, this trend is NOT just for the ladies. Men who are mostly in shape look great in this style, especially when paired with a unique looking belt. For the guys, the rises tend to be more moderate, around 7-10 inches versus a typical 12. Men will also want to go after a looser, baggier fit. The style looks relaxed, like you came in from a day at the beach.