Low-rise jeans first hit the fashion scene in the 90s and rocketed in the 2000s, where they became one of the decade’s most notable fashion pieces. After falling out of fashion in the 2010s with the takeover of skinny jeans, low-rise jeans have come full circle and are ready for their revival moment! With everything Y2K making a comeback thanks to the likes of TikTok, it was only a matter of time before people started turning their attention back to the low-rise and brands have been picking up on this too. We’ve gathered together some of the coolest low-rise jeans available to buy right now as the Y2K revival steps up another gear!
Where better to start than with the classic itself? The low-rise jean has traditionally mainly been seen in stone-washed and dark-washed variants and they’re at the forefront of the jean’s revival. Classic for a reason, these colours both ooze an unmistakable 00s vibe whilst still looking good today. For even more 00s authenticity go for a baggy, looser fit to emulate some of that vintage hip hop style!
This take on the low-rise from Good American and Behavingliketeenagers is a super cool style that diverts from the typical stone-washed denim look and injects some colour into the jean. The hand-painted jeans come in pink with splashes of green and blue throughout which gives them a really playful vibe that gives them a little more personality than the standard low-rise. These are a pair which will definitely stand amongst the crowd!
With any revival trend it isn’t just enough to bring back everything exactly as it was, there has to be new takes too and that’s exactly what Skims have done with their take on the low-rise. Rather than sticking with jeans the loungewear and underwear brand has incorporated the low-rise into its collections of comfy cothes perfect for lounging around the house in. Who says you can’t lounge in style?
Want to really throw things back to the 90s? Then look no further than KhrisJoy’s satin low-rise pants which perfectly encapsulate that wonderous sense of 90s futurism. The silver pants, also available in a range of other colours, are sleek and baggy in nature making them perfect for both casual outdoor outfits and for staying inside but still wanting to look cool.
Coperni have developed a much more delicate take on the style here. The low-rise can often have a rebellious feeling attached to it but Coperni have taken it in a softer direction with a pair of trousers made of lace and designed with some beautiful embroidery running from top to bottom. Another lovely touch is that the embroidery even shimmers and flashes as the trousers move, making for a subtle yet stunning spectacle.
Words By Andrew Coyle
Graphics By Gerasim Kutsarov