These Levi’s Jeans Are So High-Rise I Forgot My Belly Button Existed


When it comes to denim, I’m pro high-rise. The mid-aughties obsession with super low jeans gives me anxiety and looking back at those four-inch rises makes me cringe. The style belonged to Britney Spears’ abs, people who never regretted their bedazzled navel piercings, and 13-year-old me—though I probably I had no business wearing them. And that’s why the majority of my current denim collection consists of vintage Levi’s.

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Beloved by myself, Rihanna, and the Hadids alike, the style is amazing but rarely replicated for a modern market. And even though the iconic denim brand re-launched its 501s a few years ago, I still found myself returning to thrifted pairs. Until now, thanks to a new Levi’s style aptly named the Ribcage.



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Levi’s newest silhouette has a rise of 12.875 inches, a crave-worthy vintage look, and then some. The washes feel fresh and the cuts are modern: an easy straight leg you can wear every day, a split flared jean that shows off your shoes, and my personal favorite, a selvage pair with mega cuffs.

If your personal denim philosophy sounds something like “the higher the rise the closer to heaven” these are the jeans for you.


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