6 Stellar Pairs of High Rise Jeans that Prove Mom Jeans are Baaack

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High rise jeans are back with a vengeance – but you know, in a good way.

There’s no in-between: You either love high rise jeans, or you have no idea how to feel about them. Up until recently, I’ve always been perplexed by the look and remember saying to my mom as a kid, “Why are your pants up to your neck? How are you breathing right now?” (Meanwhile, this was the ’90s and I was probably wearing something equally as perplexing.) When I told her I was writing this article, I think she broke the record for number of I-told-you-sos in one conversation.

Mom jeans are back ya’ll, and I have to say: They’re looking pretty damn good! Here are 6 pairs of high rise jeans you’re going to lurv:

1. The Farrah Skinnies

Made in the USA, The Farrah high rise jeans by AG are easygoing yet edgy, with a narrow leg for a streamlined fit. They’re made from slightly faded dark-wash denim woven with a smidgen of comfortable stretch. Between AG’s Ozone Technology and use of eco-conscious fibers, not to mention the company’s dedication to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, AG is as committed to making a difference as you are to looking stylish.

2. Stevie Ankle

Also by AG, the Stevie high rise ankle jeans are pretty much the best: They’re the perfect high rise jeans to show off your equally high heels. Dress them up with a midi top or dress them down with a tucked in tee – either way, get ready for oodles of compliments.

3. High Kai Slim Fit

The High Kai by Nudie Jeans are made of 100 percent organic cotton and are slim fit – perfect to pair with your fave ankle booties and cozy sweater.

4. 512 Perfectly Slimming

These high rise jeans are perfectly slimming for a reason: The Levi’s 512 Perfectly Slimming hold a secret tummy-shaping panel through their innovative pocket design, which creates an all-over smooth shape. The straight leg isn’t too slim or too relaxed, and they’re made of super-stretchy denim for all-day comfort. Best of all, they’re part of Levi’s Waterless series, a line of jeans that reduce the use of water in the finishing process by up to 96 percent.

5. Tanya Skinnies

Tanya skinny jeans by Level 99 are as flattering a jean as it gets. Their 10-inch rise holds you in, while the stretch fabric and engineered fit contour your bod for a sleek, flattering look. An environmentally-minded company, Level 99 develops and incorporates textile trends and wash techniques into their creative process to do what they can to soften their impact on the environment.

6. Tanya Trousers

The Tanya Trousers are inspired by Level 99’s popular Tanya High Rise Skinnies. These are a classic cut trouser that fall perfectly at your natural waist. The rinse is clean and new – no whiskers or sanding. You’ll just have to break this sleek pair in yourself.

Check out your favorite pair here:



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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).