What comes to mind when you think of low-slung pants? 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 onslaught of stylish celebrities and fashion insiders, this pant style is back in action.
If you’re like this editor, you may be wondering, But how am I supposed to wear them if I don’t have abs like Emily Ratajkowski? We get it. Low-rise pants reveal your midsection in ways that high-waist iterations usually conceal. However, there are still plenty of 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 pants in the comments.
Karlie Kloss styles her slouchy jeans with a simple tee and sneakers for an easy weekend look.
On Karlie Kloss: Louis Vuitton jacket; Re/Done Levi's jeans; Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers ($75).
Not up for showing off your midriff? Low-slung jeans still work! Pair them with a blazer and pumps.
If you're up for a bare-stomach moment, try a look like Hailey Baldwin's. She teamed a lacey crop top with baggy, distressed jeans and finished it all off with nude heels.
On Hailey Baldwin: 3.1 Phillip Lim top; Faith Connexion jeans; Kurt Geiger Beaumont Heels ($305).
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.
If a button-down feels too stiff with your low-rise pants, tie the ends together for a summer-ready look.
If you're pregnant (congrats!), no need to shy away from low-slung pants. Just look at how Chrissy Teigen made it work for her with a billowy top and tailored overcoat.
On Chrissy Teigen: Alexander Wang Shawl Collar Coat ($967); One Teaspoon jeans.
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