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Posted: 04.20.2002
Oh happy day!
So I'm flipping through the new May Vogue...and my 2002 has been made! "Say goodbye to your belly button: high waistlines are back. Say goodbye to low-riders. Bigger, slouchier bottoms ground the look. Empire-waist dress raises the bar..."

What does this mean? I won't have to flee Old Navy screaming because the jeans that won't even go over my hips when zipped also land 4" below my ass-crack. Pant legs might actually fit over my thighs without envoking water balloon jokes. We won't be forced to see every 12-year old in the mall's belly ring whether we want to or not. God bless fashion. I knew this day would come again. I never gave up hope!

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

i am so glad that i am not the only one tired of that fashion. i hate seeing thongs above low riders and ass cracks and belly rings. besides, after 2 kids, no one wants to see my belly..he he=)

¤ ¤ credit: kat | 04.20.02 at 04:42 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Phew! I love empire waists :) Once I loose a bit of this weight that has come on the last few months, I'm gonna get me some empire waisted outfits, and I'll be styling ;)

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 04.20.02 at 05:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thank you GOD!!!! I can't wait to by a new pair of jeans that will actually stay put! Granted, steve loves the fact that he can get a little peek when he walks up behind me, but I don't like the fact that everybody else can too!

On another note, how come your days and dates are reading in Spanish?

¤ ¤ credit: Stephanie | 04.20.02 at 06:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I change them at whim -- Movable Type comes with a good dozen different languages for date settings now. It's my own little blog version of Sesame Street each week. ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.20.02 at 06:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

so im really back "in style" and didn't even know it. i was hoping this day would come too!

¤ ¤ credit: Birdie | 04.20.02 at 08:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I hear ya! I buy my jeans at Lane Bryant, and I'm grateful that they always have had regular, relaxed-fit jeans! But I am also glad to see this trend come to an end!

I was at the mall today, and I saw this chick who was even heavier than I am...she had obviously just given birth, as she was pushing a stroller with a very tiny baby...and she was wearing not only those low-rider jeans, but a top just like's Gwen's wearing here.

It looks great on Gwen, but not on this woman!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine M. | 04.20.02 at 08:52 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hmmm ... well now I guess I'm back to chopping off the waists of pants again. Having the shortest torso of any human alive that does not suffer from dwarfism, low-rider pants actually "fit" me without exposing anything. Normal waisted pants make me look like I just "pulled em up to my boobies"

Sigh ... better start stocking up on shears.

¤ ¤ credit: Kitty | 04.20.02 at 10:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Woohoo! My 501's are probably going to come back into fashion again. I just hate that low rider look too. The other day I saw someone with a pair on and a g-sting pulled up around her waist. Helloo????????? we can see your undies. Go and buy yourself a clue!

¤ ¤ credit: Joanne | 04.20.02 at 11:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*giggle* i'm with ya girls. gimme some NORMAL, comfy jeans!

¤ ¤ credit: susannah | 04.20.02 at 11:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm with kitty - short torso, long legs. I *need* those low-riders so I'm not using my boobs as a belt for my pants! For those of you who are waiting for the supply to turn over, try Lee jeans...I've always found they have hip and thigh space aplenty, and the waist is wayyy up there :)

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 04.21.02 at 09:56 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm actually a Levis girl -- don't like Lee so much. Guess I don't want to be like Buddy Lee. ;-) I stockpiled on Levi's 560s (loose fit, straight leg) when I found them at TJMaxx a year or so ago to get me through this last crisis. I'm very long in the torso, and 5'10" and ass-crack-a-plenty just isn't for me. And believe me, I've got more than my fair share to go around. You've seen my beach photos. *g*

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.21.02 at 12:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

What exactly is "empire waist" anyways?

¤ ¤ credit: jesse | 04.21.02 at 09:56 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I am so happy! I can maybe buy jeans again now! Unlike you, I can't wear Levi's. Never have found a single pair that fits me, and I've even tried the European ones! My body shape just works better in the Lee jeans. But I like to have some trendy jeans - just not ones that show off the belly!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 04.21.02 at 11:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Here in Miami, Vogue is completely wrong. We have a style of jeans here called Brazilian jeans and they will NEVER go out of style. They are lower than any jeans I have ever seen. They go as lw in the front at the horizontal line right over the pubes. And there are even 12 year old wearing this (a point of contention for me). So the rest of the world may enjoy higher waistlines, but down here in Miami, bellies will still stick out.

¤ ¤ credit: Bliss | 04.22.02 at 11:02 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree with Bliss, I just bought a pair of Brazilian pants, and there are NO jeans out there as form fitting and sexy as Brazilian pants!

¤ ¤ credit: Stephanie _Miami_ | 12.03.02 at 11:31 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

hey whered u get them? plz tell me i NEED 2 noe! every1 has them and i need more good clothing plz tell me..thankx byebye

¤ ¤ credit: Casity | 04.12.03 at 07:12 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thank god the Brazilian trend is going away. Maybe a handful of conspicuous fools in SoBe think literaly flashing their arseholes at people trying to eat in the cafes is cool but not everybody thinks with you. Sitting on a stool leaning over just part way and it is not ass crack you are showing. Thong, at least that would help a little if the girls wear them. I never thought before I might want to file a report under the city indecent exposure laws but

¤ ¤ credit: RB | 04.29.03 at 03:09 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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