Low-rise jeans are also referred to as low-cut jeans. Depending on how low the rise is, they can range from just below your waist to several inches under your navel. They are 00s style that is coming back into today’s fashion world.
Every body shape is unique and beautiful, but you also have to consider what suits your shape when choosing your jeans.
Low-rise jeans, in particular, can be tricky for certain body types. Let’s first look at the body types that CAN make low rise jeans work.
Before we get into the common body types you are familiar with (such as Apple, Pear, Hourglass, etc), first and foremost, in order to know if you will look good or feel good in low rise jeans, you want to consider if you have a short waist or long waist.
Having a short waist means the distance between your natural waist (the smallest part of your body) and your crotch is short.
If this is you, most likely, you can make low rise jeans work, no matter what body type you have.
If, on the other hand, your natural rise is long, then low rise is not the best option for you. We will talk more about this later in this article.
The Straight Body Type
Also called the rectangle body shape. This is the Kendall Kardashian kind of body type where your body measurements of all sections are the same. You have a supermodel body, and this is very good as you will look great in low-rise jeans.
There are very many designs of low-rise jeans available in the market. You can choose to rock black low-rise jean that has rugged statements on the side with a white bustier top for a simple night out with your friends. This is a killer outfit you can try at any time.
Inverted Triangle Body Type
If you have a typical inverted triangle body type, your shoulders are broad and your hips are narrow, especially compared with your shoulders.
The reason inverted triangles can pull off the lower rise jeans is because you do not have much waist definition and your hips tend to be narrower.
Besides, many inverted triangle also have long and lean legs.
When you wear low rise jeans, they can flatter your shape and make you feel comfortable.
Top Hourglass Body Type
You have the most beautiful waist, with round shoulders and buttocks bigger than your hips.
Low-rise jeans can totally work for you and highlight your small waist.
Try rocking a brightly colored tight top with dark-colored low-rise jeans, and you will turn heads as you walk along the streets.
Skinny Body Type
If you are overall skinny, chances are low rise jeans can look good on you. That said, you do also need to consider if your waist is long or short, like I mentioned earlier.
If you are skinny with a shorter waist, low rise jeans can look stunning on you.
Try wearing a padded bra with a crop top and a low-rise pair of jeans. This will make you stand out in the crowd.
If you are skinny but your waist is long, well, you can look good in low rise jeans, but you may not feel the most comfortable, as the jeans might be half way on your belly.
Lollipop Body Type
You and Angelina Jolie are of the same body type. You have broad shoulders, a slim waist, and hips.
Besides, women with a lollipop body shape typically have full bust and very long legs.
That means low rise jeans can look very good on you.
You can spice up your outfit by wearing dark-colored low-rise jeans to draw attention to your waist. Wear tops that have decorations draping vertically to make your upper part of the body appear small.
Athletic Body Type
You have a well-toned body, and your toned ABS are the highlights of your waist.
Since you have well-built shoulders, tight thighs, when you wear low rise jeans, your waist will now become the center of attention and therefore low rise jeans can look very flattering.
We’ve looked the body types that most likely can make low rise jeans work, now let’s look at the body types that needs to use a lot of caution when it comes to ow rise jeans.
Body Types that should be Cautious with Low Rise Jeans
Pear Body Type
You have a small bust and broad hips. You also have generous thighs and in some cases, your thighs are the widest part of your body.
Many pear shaped women have a longer rise, but of course there are also exceptions since every pear shaped woman can also be different.
If you do have a typical pear shaped body with a longer waist, low rise jeans will not be your best option.
Not only you will feel uncomfortable in low rise jeans, but also they can make your hips look even wider and emphasize your thighs.
If, on the other hand, you have a pear shaped body with short waist, then low rise jeans can look good on you.
Hourglass Body Type
You have full buttocks and a well-balanced bustline with a defined waist, a nearly perfect shape dreamed by many.
There are many hourglass shaped women with a longer waist, if that is you, low rise jeans are not your best bet.
Since hourglass shaped women can also have different body measurements, it is totally possible you are an hourglass with a shorter waist. If that is you, you can totally pull off the low rise jeans look.
Body shapes that should avoid low rise jeans
Now, below are the body types that typically we do not recommend low rise jeans:
Apple shaped women can come in different sizes, and you do not have to be overall chubby in order to be an apple shape.
But one thing all apples have in common is they carry weight in the midsection.
So, if you happen to have a midriff concern, low rise jeans is a big no.
Not only they will make your muffin top very noticeable, but also you will feel quite uncomfortable in them.
If you have a longer rise, like I mentioned in the beginning, ditch the low rise jeans by all means.
No matter what body type you have, whether it’s pear or hourglass or any other shape, you simply will not feel comfortable when you wear low rise jeans.
The reason is quite obvious.
When you sit down, you will likely feel like the jeans is stuck half way on your waist.
When you stand up, you will have the tendency to keep pulling up your jeans, because, well, the jeans are not covering you enough!
If you are born with shorter legs, low rise jeans is not a wise choice.
When you wear low rise jeans, because they sit so low on your waist, they give the illusion of make your legs look even shorter.
That can look disastrous on someone who already have short legs.
Instead, opt for high rise jeans, or at least mid rise jeans.