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Emily Ratajkowski will not give up on 2022's biggest fashion trend

The supermodel is not ready to say goodbye to the ultra-low-rise waistband  

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Orin Carlin
Content Writer
January 12, 2023
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They say that God loves a trier, and Emily Ratajkowski surely must be one of the most stylish among them if her latest look is anything to go by.

Between revitalising the co-ord in a cropped Coperni skirt suit and making us drool with envy over her epic 80s-inspired bikini collection, the supermodel's start to the new year has been anything but sartorially idle.

Yet again, the My Body author upped her game as she revealed her latest look in a mirror selfie shared on her Instagram Stories with her 29.7m followers.  

The 31-year-old was serving understated 90s glam in a white stretchy bandeau, layered underneath a heavy-duty oversized jacket which had an unmistakably masculine feel about it. The piece, which appeared to have been created from thick leather, featured colour-blocked panels of off-white on the sleeves and suited Emily to a T.

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Emily Ratajkowski Wearing Low rise Waistband© Photo: Instagram

Emily can't get enough of the low-rise trend 

But outerwear updates aside, the aspect of her ensemble that caught our attention to most was her exposed midriff. The plunging depth of her low-rise waistband is nothing new – the polarising trend was all-over SS22 runways, featured in shows by the likes of Blumarine, Miu Miu and Molly Goddard to name a few.

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The supermodel donned a low-rise mini skirt for a Bad Bunny concert 

Adored by Y2K devotees, and yet loathed by millennials who endured it first-time around, the low-rise trend is nothing if not divisive. Diet culture and fatphobia were rife in the early aughts, and so a shift towards a more inclusive approach felt long overdue. Hitting the gym in pursuit of washboard abs is an entirely valid choice but is by no means a requirement for rocking the skin-exposing waistline.

That being said, the unforgiving January climes dictate that we will be swerving on ultra-low-rise for the foreseeable. Luckily for us, we can live vicariously through Emily and applaud her unwavering commitment to the belly-baring cause.  

We owe her a debt of gratitude…

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