High-rise (fashion)

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High-rise is a style of clothing, designed to sit high on, or above, the hips. Usually they sit at least 8 centimetres (3 inches) higher than the belly button. In the western culture, high-rise jeans were especially popular in the 70s.

Indian Culture[edit]

In ancient India, some Indian philosophers gave opposition to exposing midriff in saris. They considered it to be a symbol of adultery.[1] The Dharmasastra writers stated that women should be dressed such that the navel would never become visible.[2] Still today, some corporate offices in India are strict about the dress code of women and require saris to be worn in high-rise avoiding navel exposure.[3]