The “rise” of any bottom apparel is measured by the distance between the crotch and the waist and is usually around 30 cm (12 inches) on regular pants. In contrast, the normal measurement of low-rise denims is roughly 20 cm (8 inches), with some as little as 7 cm (3-4 inches). Numerous jeans brands also reflect the rise on the zipper, by crafting pants with zippers far shorter than regular jeans, usually between 5 and 7 cm (2-3 inches). The latter can also be classified as “ultra low-rise jeans”, and the small zipper don’t have its traditional function, but is rather a spectacle of fashion. Rise can work in favor of you or against you too. On one hand, you can use rise to your plus by changing your alleged dimensions. On the other hand, choosing the wrong type of rise will make you appear dis-proportional.
They have made a enormous come-back over the past few years. Un-like short and mid-rise pants, low rise pants are not designed to follow to your natural waist.