What comes to mind when you think of low-slung trousers? For some, they may conjure memories of Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle.” For others, the nostalgia may extend further back to the ’90s with girl groups like TLC or Aaliyah. Whatever the case may be, you likely haven’t thought about them in a while—until now. Thanks to a micro stream of stylish celebrities and fashion insiders, this style is back in action.
If you’re like this editor, you may be wondering how am I supposed to wear them if I don’t have abs like Emily Ratajkowski? We get it. Low-rise trousers reveal your midsection in ways that high-waist iterations obviously (enjoyably) conceal. However, there are still plenty of safe ways to test out the look, and we’ve gathered them for you below. Check out our roundup, and be sure to let us know what you think of low-slung trousers in the comments.
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Karlie Kloss styles her slouchy jeans with a simple long-line tee and sneakers for an easy weekend look.
On Karlie Kloss: Louis Vuitton jacket; Re/Done jean; Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers (£67).
Stylist Annina Mislin dresses up her low-rise jeans with a cool crop top and pinstriped blazer.
It seems like every day there's a new Gigi Hadid outfit to obsess over, and this one is at the top of our wish list right now. Her tailored trousers make this combination feel smarter than you'd imagine.
On Gigi Hadid: Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses (£175); Elizabeth and James Sleeveless Racerback Striped Crop Top (£142/£100); Ash Holographic Platform Sneakers (£120).
Gisele Bündchen contrasts her casual bomber jacket and jeans with a pair of heeled sandals—just a sliver of skin makes this idea doable on a daily basis.
On Gisele Bündchen: T by Alexander Wang jacket; Rag & Bone Engineer Jeans (£225); Alexandre Birman sandals.
If you're up for a bare-stomach moment, try a look like Hailey Baldwin's. She teamed a lacy crop top with baggy, distressed jeans and finished it all off with nude heels—it's the loose fits that make this casual.
On Hailey Baldwin: 3.1 Phillip Lim top; Faith Connexion jeans; Kurt Geiger London Beaumont Heels (£199).
Uneasy about wearing white pants? Try fashion blogger Irina Lakicevic's approach and find an extra roomy version that you can pair with a polished blouse and mules.
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Lily Aldridge tempers the sexiness of a lace-up bodysuit by wearing it with ripped jeans and slides.
On Lily Aldridge: T by Alexander Wang Lace-Up Stretch Jersey Bodysuit (£117); Re/Done jeans; Alexander Wang sandals.