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31 Low-Rise Baggy Jeans That Offer a Comfortable Entry Point to the Y2K Trend

You’ll never be tempted to buy form-fitting, high-waisted denim again.

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Like many staple textiles, denim has experienced its fair share of fads since its popularization more than a century ago, and one silhouette seems set to dominate 2023: low-rise baggy jeans. (See Coachella street style for recent proof.)

Last year, TikTok briefly deemed skinny jeans obsolete (although that bandwagon quickly crashed) as Gen Zers and millennials alike shifted to prioritizing practical, less restrictive pieces in their wardrobes. And when it comes to the low-rise resurgence, we know what you’re thinking: another uncomfortable Y2K trend back to haunt you? Not necessarily: This time around, there are a slew of iterations that solve for the issues we all encountered back in the 2000s.

“Low-rise denim really has a misconception that it’s for one particular body type,” says Elena Bonvicini, the founder and designer behind beloved Los Angeles’ label EB Denim. “Because you think of the 2000s and [its] skinny culture that was recognized with a very particular skin-tight low-rise jean.” But in 2023, function and comfort trump impractical fashion, at least for the day-to-day, and Bonvicini argues that low-rise silhouettes can work for everyone.

“It just depends on how you style it,” she says. If coverage is a concern, she suggests pairing them with a sweater or sweatshirt: “No one would even know if they’re low.” You can also get the low-rise baggy look with a mid- or even high-rise pair that’s simply sized up for a slouchier feel that sits comfortably at the hips. “The way the jeans sit, you feel way more mobile,” Bonvicini notes.

It may take some adjusting, but if you agree that there is no slower torture than a pinching waistband, then take it from me — once a high-rise loyalist: You’ll never be tempted to buy a form-fitting, high-waisted jean again once you experience the freedom of a roomy, low-sitting fly.

And judging by recent runway collections (notably Diesel, Bottega Veneta and Blumarine) and trending street style brands, this throwback silhouette won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Shop low-rise baggy jeans in a range of washes, prices and brands now, below. 

EB Denim Low Rise Baggy, $385, available here (sizes 23-34)

Good American Good ’90s Loose Jeans, $155, available here (sizes 00-26 plus)

Sami Miro Vintage Porterhouse Jeans, $395, available here (sizes 27-30)

Samaria Leah “Manny” Denim, $225, available here (sizes 27-34)

Kwame Adusei Kaph Denim Pants, $350, available here (sizes S-XL)

Argent x Agolde Low Slung Baggy, $248, available here (sizes 23-34)

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Mid Rise Baggy Jean, $90, available here (sizes 24W-34W).

Dion Lee Cotton-Denim Parachute Jeans, $760, available here (sizes 24-34)

Ba&sh Elgo Jeans, $225, available here (sizes XS-L)

Fiorucci All Over Angel Bella Jeans, $325, available here (sizes 24-31) 

DL1961 Zoie Wide Leg Relaxed Vintage, $209, available here (sizes 23-34)

Garage Low Rise Wide Cargo, $90, available here (sizes 00-15)

Samii Ryan Smiley Denim Pants, $112, available here (sizes XS-XXL)

Aritzia The ’90s Iggy Lo-Rise Baggy Jean, $110, available here (sizes 23-32)

Raey Drop Low-Rise Baggy Jeans, $255, available here (sizes 22-32)

Abrand Jeans 99 Low & Wide Army Green, $110, available here (sizes 23-34)

Baum Und Pferdgarten Wide-Leg Cropped Jeans, $180, available here (sizes IT38-46)

Khaite Preen Low-Rise Denim Pants, $380 $285, available here (sizes 24-31)

Off-White Toybox Painted Wide-Leg Jeans, $915, available here (sizes 24-30)

P.E Nation Fieldhouse Denim Jean, $259, available here (sizes XXS-XL)

The Row Blue Eglitta Jeans, $790, available here (sizes 0-14)

R13 D’arcy Loose Jean, $825, available here (sizes 23-31)

SER.O.YA Ollie Wide Leg Jean, $295, available here (sizes 23-30)

I.AM.GIA Dylan Jean, $100, available here (sizes XXS-XL)

We The Free Old West Slouchy Jeans, $128, available here (sizes 24-35)

Rastah Forest Block Print Denim Trousers, $200, available here (sizes S-XL)

Sanctuary The Cargo High Waist Relaxed Fit Jeans, $169, available here (sizes 14W-24W) 

About You x Bella Hadid Wide Leg ‘Henrike’ Jeans, $78, available here (sizes EU24-42)

White Fox With You Jeans Vintage Mid Blue, $70, available here (sizes XXS-XXL)

Madewell Plus Curvy Baggy Straight Jeans, $98, available here (sizes 14-28W)

Levi’s Wellthread Baggy Dad Women’s Jeans, $128, available here (sizes 23-33)

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