I never thought I’d get into the high rise denim trend. I never really felt that this style particularly flattered my body type. But lately, I’ve gained an appreciation for some of the styles that have been made with a higher rise. These are Current/Elliott High Rise Bell jeans. I’m obviously a fan of Current/Elliott jeans, and more specifically, I’m a fan of their bell style jeans (see our Current Elliott Lowbell reviews in Compass and Blue Moon). So when I came across this pair, I had a feeling I’d like them.
These jeans have a particular retro feel to them with their higher rise, raw colored wash, and wide leg. At first, I didn’t know how I’d feel about these because I would have imagined them to suit someone who is on the taller side. But I was pleasantly surprised by the fit on these. They give an elongated effect, making you look taller than you are. Being on the more petite side, I can always appreciate a pair of jeans that make my legs look longer.
They’re fitted all along the waist and thighs and break into a dramatic bell opening. These are a high rise jean with a 10 inch rise. They break 18 inches down the leg into a 25 inch wide leg opening. The inseam is 34 inches, which as you can see from the photos, run slightly long for me. Made of 98% cotton and 2% elastin, these have a slight amount of stretch. I’d say these run about a size large (but the same as most other Current/Elliott jeans). (Measurements may vary slightly with different sizes.)
The wash is called Patriot, which is a dark blue wash with no fading. They remind me of the 90s when it was popular to buy raw Levi’s and wash them to mold to your body as well as fade to the color you wanted them to be. This color reminds me of those raw pre-washed Levi’s.
Washing instructions are: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, low iron heat.
These jeans have been seen on Katie Holmes.
Buy Current/Elliott The High Rise Bell in Patriot at Revolve Clothing.