Will Low Rise Really Substitute My Excessive-Waist Denims?

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Like lots of us within the early 2000s, I used to LOVE low-rise denims…they had been just about the one rise I wore. I keep in mind when high-rise types first got here on the scene and I had NO intention of hopping on that bandwagon. Years later, most of my denims at the moment are excessive rise.

So when Hole added a ton of types to their low-rise jeans selection, I used to be super-intrigued. I already tried their low-rise Stride denims and cherished them…was I about to swap all my high-rise types for the low-rise I used to like???

Seems, no. After ordering a bunch of their denims in several rises, I’ve some ideas about what works on my physique (5’4″ and pear-shaped) and what doesn’t.

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I had already tried the GAP low-rise stride jeans & loved them...was I about to swap all my high-rise styles for the low-rise I used to love??

jeans (28S, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

I discovered {that a} low rise works with wide-leg or flare types however not with straight or skinnier legs. For instance, I LOVE Hole’s Classic Slim denims — actually, their high-rise fake leather-based pants are one in every of my favourite pairs ever. I even cherished them in a mid-rise waist, so I believed the low rise could be superior. The truth is, I purchased them in each black and dark indigo, considering they’d be my new go-to for fall.

They weren’t. The decrease rise minimize my curves off at a bizarre angle and made my legs look even shorter, particularly when paired with the cropped hemline. Luckily, I had additionally ordered a pair of the high-rise Vintage Slim Jeans (I really like that match and needed a pair that wasn’t fake leather-based) and these are undoubtedly going to be my go-to for fall.

However First, My Ideas On The Excessive-Rise Classic Slim Denims

I really like the whole lot about these denims. The match, the texture of the marginally stretchy denim, the wash…LOVE. For those who miss skinnies, these are for you. They’ve a bit extra room within the leg however are tremendous just like the fake leather-based pair.

I love that these GAP jeans come in three different fits (regular, petite, tall) + three different lengths (short, regular, long) so you really can get the ideal fit for your body type.

jeans (28S, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

At 11″, the rise isn’t loopy excessive, but it surely’s excessive sufficient to indicate off curves with out slicing them off. The again waistband goes all the way in which over my butt so I don’t have to continually pull them up. They easy over the widest a part of me with out making a muffin high (that was actual within the low-rise model).

I really like that the denims are available three completely different suits (common, petite, and tall) and three completely different lengths (quick, common, and lengthy) so you actually can get the best match to your physique sort. I’m very not often put on a petite, however the size of normal suits is nearly all the time too lengthy.

I like the way the neckline of the halter brami looks with the deep V of the cardigan It's a slightly sexier way to wear a sweater without losing a bra altogether.

jeans (28S, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

Btw, I really like this cardigan…and I really like the way in which it’s styled with out a bra on a lot of the fashions (inexperienced and black are my favourite). However, um…this lady wants a bra. And I like the way in which the neckline of the halter brami and the deep V of the cardigan look collectively. It’s a barely sexier strategy to put on a cardigan with out dropping a bra altogether.

At 11 inches, these GAP jeans aren't too high-rise, but still high-waisted enough to show off curves. The back waistband goes all the way over my butt so I don't need to constantly pull them up.

jeans (28S, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

The Low-Rise Denims That Do Work? 70s Flares

OK, so which of the GAP low-rise types labored? The FLARES. The size and quantity of the legs offset the decrease rise of the waist with out making my legs look shorter.

OK, so which GAP low-rise style worked? The FLARES.

jeans (28R, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

I really like the distinctive hemline, and since these flares additionally are available three completely different lengths and suits, everybody ought to be capable of discover a pair that matches with out having to get them hemmed. I attempted each the common and quick lengths and went with the common as a result of they lengthened my leg a bit extra (and I just about all the time have heels or wedges on once I put on flares).

The length & volume of the legs of these GAP flare jeans offset the lower rise of the waist without making my legs look shorter.

jeans (28R, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

And with a ten″ rise (not like the low-rise Vintage Slim Jeans, which have an 8.75″ rise), they’re excessive sufficient that they don’t create a muffin high and so they nonetheless cowl my butt with out worry of any crack displaying once I bend over.

And with a 10" rise these GAP flares are don't create a muffin top + they still cover my butt without fear of any crack showing when I bend over.

jeans (28R, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

This Trench, Tho…

I have to shout out this Icon Trench Coat from GAP. I wish I had been able to try it on in the store because it runs REALLY big.

trench (xs, runs massive) | jeans (28R, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

I’ve to shout out this Icon Trench Coat. I want I had been capable of strive it on within the retailer as a result of it runs REALLY massive. I’m carrying an XS right here and doubtless ought to have gone with both an XXS or Petite XS (I’m 5’4″)…however the fashion is cute. It is available in common, tall and petite sizes XXS-XXL and is straightforward to throw on over all issues for fall.

I love the movement of this GAP trench coat; the fabric isn't too heavy.

trench (xs, runs massive) | jeans (28R, tts) | brami (xs/s) | cardigan (s)

I really like the motion and cloth that isn’t too heavy. The belt will be tied behind the again to create a bit extra form when the coat is left open like this…

The belt of this trench coat can be tied behind the back to create a bit more shape when the coat is left open like this...

trench (xs, runs massive) | jeans (28R, tts)

The sleeves run lengthy (which is why I believe petite may fit higher on my shorter body), however they’ll simply be folded or scrunched up as wanted. I really like the button element and notched collar.

I'm wearing the tan color of this trench coat here but it also comes in an olive green that's a perfect neutral for fall.

I’m carrying the tan right here but it surely additionally is available in an olive inexperienced that’s an ideal impartial for fall–it goes with so many colours and is a enjoyable various to the everyday tan trench.

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Picture credit score: shalimar b photography

An enormous thanks to Collective Voice and Hole for sponsoring this put up! I cherished making an attempt all of the completely different rises to seek out which labored greatest for me–and as all the time, all ideas, opinions and product selections are my very own. Shalimar, it’s all the time such enjoyable working with you! And, readers, thanks SO, a lot to your continued help. It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very a lot appreciated!