Don't fear the fit of these new jeans.
There's a reason the high waist jean didn't become a denim staple when the trend came along several years ago, and it's pretty simple: The jeans just didn't fit. Unless you had a long torso and long legs, you ended up looking like the Mom Jeans skit on SNL. In other words, epic fail.
This story was published on January 28, 2010.
But the brave folks at Hudson Collection have given the trend another try, with a small modification: they've elongated the waist, but kept the butt - and the jean pockets - where they should be.
We threw a pair on NYLON TV's Lina Plioplyte to test it out, and the results were solid - especially when the drainpipe cut is paired with clogs or chunky heels.
The jeans roll out into stores this week for about $215 at Barneys and Barneys.com on February 15, but they're not the only ones dipping their toes back into the trend - Charlotte Russe just released their own wide-leg take on the pant, for $34.95.