8 is the magic number! This is one tip we stand by with both feet firmly planted, but Lucky Mag is here to reinforce it why we have to be careful how many inches should be accounted for in the rise of your waistband:
“Don’t go too low: Steer clear of jeans with anything less than an eight-inch rise, especially if you don’t have six-pack abs. (The rise, by the way, is the distance from the crotch to the top of the waistband.) If the top button is any lower than three inches below your navel, even the slightest post-lunch tummy pooch can look like a full-fledged muffin top, and who wants that? Well, someone, probably.”
…Well, even if someone does want that, we don’t want that for you. Heed the 8″ rule! And remember, high-rise doesn’t mean high-waisted, to the belly-button. See three of our favorite picks for high-rise jeans below.
Paige Denim High Rise Jeggings ($199) – buy it at Shopbop.
GOLDSIGN Virtual High Rise Skinny Jeans ($234) – buy it at Shopbop.
DL1961 Nina Super High Rise Skinny Jeans ($168) – buy it at Shopbop.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Renee tried on Doctrine Jeans‘ high-rise dark wash skinny with a pair of brown leather boots and a crisp white top, for a late fall/early winter look that applies to work as well as it does after-hours. We’re big fans of Doctrine and we showed you a few things we’re looking forward to for spring in our lookbook & line preview post in October. Renee weighs in on this particular style below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on? I love love love these. They fit like a glove, are not too tight, and are a strong, pretty denim.
Where/when would you wear these? They’re my perfect tuck-in jeans. The stretch allows me to tuck in tops and the thick denim maintains smooth lines.
How’s the fit? The high rise is very flattering, and the extra tailoring around the butt creates smooth lines and prevents any gaping at the waist. I admittedly can’t always fill out the butt in my jeans, but these fit perfectly. These are about as stretchy as I go as far as denim is concerned (I’m not a jegging girl), but the material is thick and retains its shape nicely.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen & Renee Sykes
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For Spring 2012, Court Jeans wants us to wear short denim shorts and be embraced by high waisted jeans. You may have seen the trend on cropped tops, so the high waisted jeans will be a great complement to your street style look. We are loving this extension to the 70s trend, because of the Daisy Dukes and Farah Fawcett appeal. We’re also loving the nostalgic touches throughout the collection: the star print shorts (very Wonder Woman TV serise) and the Joanie shorts (a nod to the “Joanie Love Chachi” TV series?); and the vintage washed high waist bell bottoms.
Denim shorts lookbook images and high waisted jeans lookbook images via Denimology. View more jeans at Court Shop online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 70s jeans, bell bottoms, Court Jeans, Court Jeans Spring-Summer 2012, daisy dukes, denim shorts, graphic jeans, high waist jeans, high waist shorts, jeans shorts, over-dyed jean, star jeans, star print jeans, vintage jeans