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Don’t Buy Jeans With Less Than An 8″ Rise

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.

high rise jeans avoid muffin top


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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Posted Feb 27 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips
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