High-waisted jeans. You’ve heard them called “mom jeans,” as well as other not so flattering nicknames, but it appears as if this vintage style may be making a return to modern fashion.
It’s not surprising, really. Fashion trends do seems to cycle every 20 years or so. They may be called by a different name, but the style is the same. A good example is the bell bottom jeans from the 1970’s, which returned in the ’90s as boot cut jeans. Mid-century pedal pushers were reincarnated as capris, which remain popular today.
Certain celebrities have been seen out in high-waisted jeans recently, which makes one wonder if this style is, indeed, ready for a comeback.
Most notably, fashion model and designer Heidi Klum, of Project Runway fame, has been pictured recently in high-waisted jeans.
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) July 24, 2015
The Daily Mail recently reported that Heidi was “wearing a pair of vintage high-waisted jeans” as she disembarked from Fiumicino Airport in Rome. Apparently, Caitlyn Jenner’s daughter, Kendall, is also a fan of the high-waisted jeans. According to Refinery 29, the look of high-waisted jeans can be pulled off it the fit is just right. When the high-waisted pants stop at the belly button, it narrows the appearance of the waistline, creating a better silhouette.
Kendall Jenner in a simple grey t-shirt and high-waisted skinny jeans in NYC. http://t.co/btYD6ytKva
— Amali Muses (@amalimuses) July 6, 2015
According to the Chicago Tribune, high-waisted jeans are are a hot back to school essential this year, says Jaclyn Triphahn, of E Lounge and Heather Anderson, who owns Muse.
“A lot of younger girls are going for high waist jeans and [crop tops]. [The jeans] are nice and stretchy.”
Apparently, other trends that they expect to make a comeback this year include flare pants, velvet, kimonos, and faux fur.
For those of us who lived through the high-waisted jeans trend in the ’90s, the return of this style may be a welcome change from the hip-hugging, muffin-top forming jeans that have been popular in the past decade. If nothing else, high-waisted jeans give us a rear silhouette unlike any other type of jeans. They are more forgiving of fluffier figures, as well, which is always welcome in fashion.
What do you think of the return of high-waisted jeans?
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