We’ve already shared the magic of the $98 jeans a stylist always suggests to celebs, but there’s a brand-new shape that launched in recent years, and it’s already a hit among the stylish NYC crowd (and this L.A. editor).
Aptly dubbed the Ribcage style, the jeans offer the highest rise on any Levi’s to date—and at 12 1/8 inches, the ribcage-grazing waistline puts other high-waisted jeans on the market to shame. The name makes them a bit daunting, I realize, but once threw on my pair and buttoned them up past belly button, it became immediately clear that these were the most flattering (and affordable!) jeans I had ever thrown on.
It turns out they were designed to fit that way, according to Global Chief Product Officer Karyn Hillman. “Authentic look and feel inspired by a ’90s Levi’s 501 with the modern amplified rise is so flattering—perfectly styled high or low,” she says. Now that the dark-wash pair are a permanent part of my wardrobe (scroll down to see them on), I can’t stop telling my friends to add them to their own personal wardrobes.
Scroll down to see how I’m wearing the jeans, along with the NYC girls