Twenty-twenty is going to be a big year. It’s the start of a new decade, after all. We can only imagine how many internet debates are to come in our future in every aspect of life from politics to what to make of Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana documentary on Netflix. But on the fashion end of the spectrum, we already know what one of the highly contested 2020 trends is going to be—and that’s low-rise pants.
Bella Hadid is one of the first celebrities to venture out in the low-rise style while attending the Louis Vuitton men’s fashion show this week in Paris. The model chose a matching midnight blue bra top and super slouchy trousers for the occasion, showing off just how low that rise can go.
To be fair, had she opted for a blouse or tucked-in tee with the pants, you probably wouldn’t even notice the rise on the pants. But since she decided to show us the fullest expression of the style, the internet had a few thoughts.
This isn’t even the first time people have had notes on a Hadid low-rise look. “I love Bella Hadid but we’re gonna have problems if she keeps contributing to the comeback of low rise jeans,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
As someone who lived through the first major incarnation of low-rise jeans and pants, I have mixed feelings about the trend. But I’m not completely mad at it. As one our style writers debated when the look made its early resurgence on the runway last year, the new version of the low-rise jean “suggests that there’s a way to participate in the trend without wearing yours with 42 henleys or polo shirts—nor do your pants need to be too tight and too flared. These updated styles reflect a more relaxed approach: wider legs, looser fits, an invitation to dress denim up or down.”
Bring it on, 2020.