25 '90s Jeans to Try If the 2000s Low-Rise Look Isn't for You

What goes around always tends to come back around—at least that's the case with '90s fashion. You've seen plenty of coverage from us on the nostalgic trends that are back on the scene, some new and some you've probably already been wearing for years. While you may have seen headlines on the return of 2000s-era low-rise denim and started to get alarmed, don't fret, because this is a safe space with high- and mid-rise jeans. We'll be discussing '90s jeans today, including the pairs to try among the trends that reigned back then and still have a spot in our closets right now.

From baggy pairs to simple mom jeans, we've included 25 selects organized by a specific '90s style. Take a look through the jeans below if you're on a search for a denim upgrade.

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Extremely loose-fitting jeans have been some of the most popular on the market recently, particularly for their comfortable and relaxed fit. In the '90s, you'd have spotted these even on the red carpet.




Remember when people used to poke fun at those who wore mom jeans? Looks like the joke was on them because the denim style has proved its staying power on the fashion scene. Why not embrace the high-rise and comfy fit?


Whenever I think of ripped or distressed denim, I think of the Full House episode from the '90s where D.J. wears a very well distressed pair of denim and Danny asks her where the rest of her pants went. Rumor has it parents may still be making the same jokes at the style today—since it's still fashionable.




If the '70s flare is a little too much for you, bootcut jeans provide the tiniest touch of flare that still has a stylish effect without going overboard.