I Tried the New “Ribcage” Jeans NYC Girls Are Obsessing Over

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 who adore them, too, and then shop the current Ribcage styles to add to your closet.

Next, read about 25 cool fashion finds I’m obsessing over right now.

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