The never-ending low-rise trend.

The never-ending low-rise trend.

The never-ending low-rise trend.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Feb. 11 2005 4:50 PM

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The never-ending low-rise trend.

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On Thursday, a Virginia Senate subcommittee killed a bill that would have established a $50 fine for anyone whose low-rise pants exposed their underwear in "a lewd or indecent manner." In 2003, Amanda Fortini looked at the low-rise trend and wondered how such an impractical and unattractive style could be both so popular and so persistent.