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10 Low-Rise Pants That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

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If you were getting into a groove with your high-waist mom jeans, we’re sorry, but it’s your bellybutton’s time to shine. Like Abercrombie, Uggs, and yoga pants, ahem, low-rise styles are cool again. Seems like we’re only a few trend cycles away from our moms picking us up from the mall.

The divisive look has been slowly but steadily creeping back into the mainstream. Bare midriffs have been observed at Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Vaquera, and Blumarine. Off the runways, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Lori Harvey, and more have been seen in the style. Last week, Julia Fox was spotted in a pair of hip-baring thong pants from Miaou on her date with the Ye (the man formerly known as Kanye West).

In the years since the initial reign of low-rise, we’ve only gotten more creative about the ways we can bare our bellies. Visible thongs, cut-outs, and strappy silhouettes — and the latest development, deep-V-cut waistbands — are spicing up our low-rise pants. If you’re interested in baring it all, we’ve rounded up the lowest of the low.

The brains behind Julia’s Fox’s thong-baring date-night look finally answers the question, “How low can you go?” Turns out pretty low.

Not your middle-school low-rise denim, this plunging V-cut waistline leaves very little to the imagination.

You can’t revive hip-grazing low-rise jeans without reviving flared jeans. Free People has them in three colors, including the infamous dark-blue wash that dominated the aughts.

Same for velour: Channel your inner Paris Hilton with these super-low track pants. Sadly, Uggs and a pink Motorola Razr are not included.

A stretchy take on the trend, these low-rise flared leggings also feature a split hem.

If Alexa Demie’s Maddy Perez isn’t wearing this to algebra class while carrying only lipgloss and an iPhone in this season of Euphoria, we riot.

I.AM.GIA. Navalia Jean
$36
$36

Capri pants, a true staple of the 2000s, available in two classic vintage washes, of course.

You’ll want to wear these flared pants with crop tops and tiny tees to get the full effect of their straps and cutouts.

Really relive the aughts with the brand that was in the middle of it all, complete with wide legs and superfluous pockets.

Slouchy boyfriend jeans perfect for pairing with a visible thong or bikini and crop top. Bella Hadid would be proud.

10 Low-Rise Pants That Will Haunt Your Nightmares