Low-Rise Jeans Are Threatening A Comeback And The Internet Is So Very Scared
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your butts -- and legs -- for a denim renaissance in 2019.
In this topsy-turvy world of old-is-new-again fashion, groovy '70s flared jeans are supposedly making a big return.
Now, another huge trend from the past -- this time the early to mid-2000s -- is staging a comeback, at least according to sartorial site The Cut.
That's the low-rise, bellybutton-exposing jean made popular by it-girls of the era Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, Rihanna et al.
The news comes just after we'd all sighed in relief into our nice, comfy and full-coverage 'mom jeans' too.
Yup, bumsters, hip-huggers, low-riders -- whatever you call those jeans with the tiny three cms zipper -- are seeing a resurgence thanks to the it-girls of today.
Models and street style stars like Bella Hadid and Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria Beckham have all been sporting decidedly lower waistlines of late.
Then JLo went and wore a pair of low-rise trousers -- with a built-in exposed thong to boot -- signalling the return of 2000s style for good.
But not everyone is happy about their wardrobe time-travelling back to 2002.
For many on Twitter, the thought of wrestling on a pair of bumsters is a legit farshun nightmare.
Some flat-out refuted the claim.
Others made bold threats.
For one, the reappearance of low-rise jeans preempted a brow-pocalypse. Yikes.
It's just a stressful time, okay?
There are several reasons for the anti-bumster sentiment.
Unlike the universally flattering high-waisted or 'mom-style' jeans that took over the reigns toward the start of the 2010s, their low-riding predecessors aren't exactly suited to all body shapes and sizes.
With such a low, bottom-skimming waistline, the very act of bending over, sitting down or simply moving carries a high risk of butt crack exposure.
Those who favour g-strings are forever on whale tail alert. Perhaps we all just need to own it, à la JLo?
Then there's the requisite 'hike up' of the jeans after they inevitably slither of one's hips every ten minutes or so.
Hot take -- the term 'hip-hugger' is a farce and we all know it -- there's no hugging going on at all.
For die-hard high-waisters, there's only one thing left to do and that's go into doomsday prepper mode and stockpile every pair you can get your hands before the low-rise tsunami hits.
If it ever does, of course.
As one Twitter user sagely observed, when it comes to popular opinion on the return of low-rise denim, many are siding with their mothers.
And we are so okay with that -- mother does know best, after all.
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