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Hip-huggers are a style of pants worn by both men and women, generally made of denim and fitted tightly around the hips and thighs, while flaring out towards the lower leg. They were first worn by the mods in the mid 1960s, and lasted into the early 1970s. The late 1970s saw the revival of hip-huggers again in the disco scene. They went out of style in the early 1980s, but became popular again in the 2000s.[1]

Hip-huggers are worn in a variety of different styles, sometimes "riding" low to expose the buttocks to varying degrees. There are also variations of hip-huggers created with a material designed to stretch and tighter fitting stretch materials that vary in color. Hip-hugger jeans were popular during the 1960s and into the early 1980s. The hip-huggers of the 60s, 70s and early 1980s can be distinguished from those of the 00s by the tightness of the knee, as well as the rise of the jeans (typically well below the belly button). This is the product of the boot cut style that came around soon after the new millennium.[2]


  1. ^ "Hip Huggers". Retrieved 02 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Getting Tight with Hip Huggers". realvintagejeans.com. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2014-01-15.