PSA


the low-rise look, now more deemed a standard cut than actually "lower" than normal, IS causing everyone's hiney to hang out the minute they sit down or bend over (unless they have an abnormally short tush, but beyond that, no one is exempt.). this is a fact. i am tired of looking at friends' butts. seriously, actually tired of it. (((yawn)))
and how/why is it okay to have that hanging out of your pants in public? i see this happening to women for whom it is most definitely not their intention. i assume they don't realize it's happening.
2 choices - wear longer tops, or stay entirely vertical. either is fine.

tomorrow we will return to our regularly scheduled postings.

15 comments:

Iheartfashion said...

I could not agree more! I HATE this look. It's unattractive and just plain uncomfortable, and it's EVERYWHERE. Bring back normal rise pants!!!

Everyday Sewist said...

After buying several "mid-rise" pants which turned out to be "super low-rise" after one laundering, I broke own and went shopping in the "senior citizens" section of the local department store (not labeled as such, but you know the section I'm talking about). I found a pair of jeans I'm very happy with.

I was also happy to discover that Tommy Hilfiger and Levis are making jeans for "curvy" figures, i.e. jeans which include room for the whole derriere rather than half of it. The Levis were completely sold out.

I liked low-rise when they first came out because they were roomier in the waist and not bumping into my rib cage. But nowadays jeans are cut so low it's ridiculous.

enc said...

Don't they know crack kills?

K.Line said...

Enc: LOL!! As a short waisted person who's had a kid, I do not even try the lowrise trend. Simply not part of my reality. And, let me say, after seeing these pics, I am completely happy with my decision. K

-h of candid cool said...

u know i dont notice it as much than in britney spears heyday, when the jeans were cut realllly low, i was in high school then, so i saw a lotttt of "whale tail" at the time.

Carlene said...

I could not look at that 1st photo for very long; I think it seared my retinas.

Alexandra said...

Say "no" to crack.
However, as someone who is 5'3 ( barely), the low-rise jeans hit exactly at my natural waist so I guess I'm encouraging the trend there by buying them. "Regular" rise jeans have a tendency to go up to right below my boobs- not a good look either.

editor said...

for the record, i think everyone should buy the fit/cut/rise that is right for them, however, when you put on a pair of pants, you have to take responsibility for staying in those pants. i truly see girls/women who i know aim to be discrete, but sure enough if they need something from the bottom shelf, they look like that top picture. and perhaps they don't know it. i would really want to know if this was happening to me. hence the PSA.

UniformLady said...

lol where did you find my picture? j/k!

well. to my defense. i do wear longer tops. why so low..hmm..i am not sure when did jeans company start making jeans soooo stretchy. these "premium jeans" do not stay on very well for the $$ i paid for. I now prefer 100% cotton for that reason.

but these low rise jeans are flattering to my short torso and is comfortable for my bothersome stomach issue.

longer top is my solution for this.
:)

landis smithers said...

HOW can you not know? how can you not FEEL it?

up and down town said...

^^ i tell you i really believe that at least some of the women totally do not realize that their bodies are hanging out of their clothing, and not in a good way.

- editor

enc said...

I'm sure I've displayed my wares unwittingly in the past. I strive not to do that now.

Carlene said...

Also, may I just add this...

I was at an outdoor concert, and there was a woman sitting on a bench in front of me with this type of display going on, except...her thong was *not* showing enough, apparently, and she kept digging it out of there and adjusting it to make sure it was visible.

Yeah, just wanted to put that image in your mind. In retaliation.

Jillian said...

ewwwwwwwwe hahahaha
but u know we have ALL had that moment! lmao

a. said...

i totally agree with you!!! and with landis - how is it that people can't tell!? i've noticed people at my work (i.e. in a PROFESSIONAL OFFICE environment) crouching down while looking for something on shelves etc. with the crack showing up. !? but then the sad, sordid truth is that i mentioned it to one of these people once, and they said they knew and didn't care. that is just SO inappropriate and just plain wrong.

now that i think about it... all the people who i've noticed allow this happen at work, are support staff. perhaps it's their way of saying "screw you" to the professional staff. which to me seems quite childish. but they certainly aren't going to advance very far if they keep doing that/allowing that to happen.