Fashion Trends: The Resurgence of Low-Rise Pants

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By Emily Carter, Fashion Historian

The Return of a Y2K Aesthetic

In the early 2010s, the low-rise flare pants popularized by Victoria’s Secret became a defining trend for young women. These form-fitting garments, available in various colors, often featured folded-down waistbands, displaying bold prints and hip bones.

Bella Hadid Embraces the Revival

Contemporary supermodel Bella Hadid has rejuvenated this trend for the modern era. Hadid has been photographed wearing beige flared pants with an ultralow rise, featuring a wide waistband. Her ensemble included a plain graphic tee, tan handbag, and heeled snakeskin loafers. Hadid’s Instagram post showcase her updated Y2K aesthetic, highlighting her flat midriff and back dimples.

The Enduring Popularity of Low-Rise

The resurgence of low-rise pants suggests that the trend is likely to endure for the foreseeable future. This revival demonstrates the cyclical nature of fashion, as styles from previous eras are rediscovered and reinterpreted.

Historical Context

Low-rise pants first gained popularity in the late 1990s, coinciding with the rise of the “heroin chic” aesthetic. This trend emphasized extreme thinness and a rebellious attitude, and low-rise pants became a symbol of this countercultural movement.

Modern Interpretation

While the current iteration of low-rise pants retains the essence of its predecessor, it has undergone subtle modifications to reflect contemporary sensibilities. The fabrics used are often more sustainable and comfortable, and the silhouettes have become slightly more relaxed.

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