A millennial nostalgia of horror or Gen Z’s revival of y2k fashion? Are we coming to terms with it? Is it like Paris Hilton calls it, That’s hot Or not!
Fashion trends seem to have a funny pattern of creeping back up a few decades later. It’s evident from the return of crop tops, chokers, flared 70’s pants and now the return of the 20-year-old staple low rise jeans made famous by Paris Hilton, Destiny’s Child and Britney Spears has given millennials cause for concern.
The fashion scene seems to be invaded with celebs wearing the low-rise jeans, from Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo to name a few. They seem to be flaunting the retro trend through their street style looks and even glam club looks.
Is It Back For Sure?
Despite their popularity on TikTok with the hashtag #lowrisejeans being viewed 464.1 million times, some (mostly millennials) are wary of the above trend unable to dig themselves out of their past horrors of low-rise jeans.
Millennials who have only recoiled from the horrors of low-rise jeans are threatened once again with its apparent return, thanks to Gen Z. There’re talks about how the trend was set in a time where women’s bodies were not given the freedom of plus sizing and the confidence to bare it all. Trends were harsh on Women’s body and induced a spiral of self-negativity and warped sense of body images to fit the society’s perception. Now that we have been blessed with high-waisted and mom jeans, are millennials willing to go back?
The low rise seems to demand a relatively lean abdomen (which not all of us have or like) and presents a threat of the “muffin top” should we dare to have a broader waist. This poses a risk to the already weak confidence women have in their bodies and if you don’t have a tiny waist, you would run 10 miles away.
If you still don’t believe us whether the trend is back or not, here is a tweet to assure you.
The y2k fashion has had a resurgence, thanks to Gen Z. Y2K fashion is the fashion inspired from the late 90’s and early 2000’s with the y2k bug in 1999 to the launch of the Bratz dolls in 2001. Inspired by the mid-’90s and early 2000s when the internet became more popular, and the style was quite futuristic with a slightly retro edge. Some of the key pieces from the Y2K aesthetic are more famous than others, including wide-leg jeans, low rise pants, shiny jackets, cropped tops and velour tracksuits.
The 2000’s were a pivotal point in fashion. Where it all ended and where it all began. It was the pinnacle of the Y2K fashion with Britney, destiny’s child, spice girls and Paris Hilton being the ambassadors for the low-rise jeans. It’s no surprise when the biggest fashion trends from decades past circle back with a fresh take.
Why Gen Z Prefers Low Rise Jeans
Gen Z seems to be picking up on the trend quite enthusiastically and seem to think it suits them better. Now why is that? Let us summarize it for you!
We can see appreciation for the return is as clear as day with all these styling videos and celeb posts.
All in all, it goes without saying no one should wear anything they dislike and don’t feel comfortable in just to adhere to trends! Fashion to us is wearing what we want and flaunting it.