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.
In ancient India, some Indian philosophers gave opposition to exposing midriff in saris. They considered it to be a symbol of adultery. The Dharmasastra writers stated that women should be dressed such that the navel would never become visible. 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.
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