Remember back in the days of Britney Spears, where showing your whale-tale was almost unavoidable due to the rising popularity of nonexistent waists (technical term, the ‘rise’) on jeans?
I remember those days – as I still have a vintage pair of Se7en jeans aka ‘7 for all mankind’ sitting in a dresser. We called the jeans Se7en back in high school and the early years of college when the brand was all fresh and Hollywood and expensive (ha! Now they are such a steal!). I think that line’s denim replaced Abercrombie for a lot of my classmates, while I was always more of a J.Crew, BP (Nordstrom juniors), and H&M fan back then. Looking at the jeans now, it truly seems as though there is no waistband on these pants! I don’t wear them anymore, I literally wore holes in them, but now I realize how truly crazy the low-rise trend was back in 2001-2004-ish for women (read this Slate article for more perspective).
I never showed THIS much skin, but I certainly attended dozens of frat parties with jeans like hers, worn with some kind of top which could not help but end about an inch or two above the ‘waist’ of my jeans… yikes!
Anyway, I am so thankful that we have real jeans now (again?) where they do not fall off of me and yet they aren’t Mom jeans. Here is my must-have Mondays favorite item of the week: Rag & Bone’s The High Rise Skinny Jean. Here for sale on ShopBop for $242.00.
Style number: RGJEA40406
Rise: A bottom-covering nine inches.
Celebrity endorsement: Emma Stone and Mila Kunis
Are you a fan of the return of the high-rise jean, regardless of the brand and price point?