Ready or not, low-rise pants are officially coming back. They’ve been looming in the distance for a while now with various celebs flaunting them from time to time, but I can confirm that 2021 is the year that the midriff-baring trousers are legitimately happening. (Cue the controversy.) Okay, before you try and cancel me for ushering in the next low-rise era, let me at least present the chic looks that I think you might just come around to.
On the S/S 2021 runways, designers presented a fresh take on the polarizing trend. At Dion Lee, low-slung trousers were part of a stunning 3-piece suit while at Miu Miu they were layered atop high-waisted briefs. Of course, celebs like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski have been pioneering the low-rise look with their memorable street style ensembles and honestly, the sheer number of creative ways to style them has me convinced that maybe—just maybe—I could come around to the idea.
Whether you’ve been seeing them bubble up too or are simply curious to see the looks I don’t completely hate, keep reading for my favorite low-rise pant outfits from the runways, celebs, and Instagram.