Why do we mean exactly by ‘low rise jeans'?
Low rise jeans, worn by both men and women, and sit low on or below the hips. They're also sometimes called lowcut jeans, hipsters, hip-huggers and lowriders. As a general rule, they sit at least 8 cm below than the belly button.
Low rise jeans have existed since the 1960s, but made a comeback in the 1990s and 2000s.
1960s and 1970s: hip-huggers
Hip-huggers are the precursor to low rise jeans and became popular during the late 1960s (along with the hippie counterculture and psychedelic music). Often worn with paisley-printed tops or nehru-collared jackets, bell-bottomed hip-huggers were glamorized by rock icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Robert Plant.
1980s: anti low rise jeans
Wide flared bell-bottoms gradually made way for straight-legged jeans with high waist