Fashion. What's it all about anyway? One superstar decides
that 'low-rise' pants are cool and before you
know it, everyone who has a subscription to Teen Pulse is
Low-rise pants can be super sexy, if you
have the body for them. I mean, let's be honest people,
not everyone should wear them. Call me a sexist if you want
to, and I admit don't know a lot about it other than
what I see, but I do know that eyes don't lie.
So, in the spirit of journalistic research,
I thought I'd ask the girls who wear them for the low
down on low-rise jeans and I was shocked at what I discovered.
Girl 1, let's call her 'Carmel' said she
loved her low-rise jeans. Carmel also took the time to remind
me that although low-rise jeans look great on the hanger...
they are not intended for everyone. I asked her if they were
comfortable. With a pained look she replied, 'well,
not really comfortable, but they're okay if you're
just like walking around the mall or something. Just don't
bend over, sit for too long or on an open back chair and you're
fine'. It didn't really make me want to rush right
out and buy a pair.
Then I asked Girl 2, 'Megan'.
Megan had quite a different take on low-rise jeans. She told
me all kinds of terrible things... how low-rise pants
are the modern day equivalent of a medieval torture device,
that they almost always fit badly and they totally limit your
range of movement causing you to walk like a "12 inch
fashion doll." And, don't even try to bend over
or chances are you'll flash your butt to the world.
So, if you drop your notebook on the floor...just leave
it there. Enough said.
Megan then went on to tell me of a horrible
condition called meralgia paresthetica. This condition causes
numbness or tingling of the thighs by pinching a nerve located
at the hip. If this condition is left untreated, the numbness
can be permanent! So, in my humble fashion opinion -
forget the low-rise jeans ladies... long live the mini-skirt!
And as far as low-rise or low-slung
pants on guys - there are no body types that can handle
a bad case of plumber's crack with any kind of dignity,
so don't even go there.
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