Dreading the return of low-rise jeans? Well, the trend might be just for “skinny” people — or so says one plus-size influencer.
A popular TikToker took emerging fashion trends for a test drive — think low-rise and extreme cutouts — in a now-viral series that asks the question: “Is it fashion or is she just skinny?”
Content creator Emma Arletta attempted to style a low-rise maxi skirt on her plus-size body, aiming to prove some trends are simply geared toward women with model-esque figures.
“I really have seen no women my size rock a low-waisted maxi skirt,” Arletta says in a clip, which has racked up more than 950,000 views. “And now I know why.”
She fashioned the skirt below her belly button at her hip bones, just like the influencers online, but didn’t seem to be a fan of the fad.
While some users commented that she looks amazing, others weren’t sold on the in-vogue look.
“Yeah I tried it too … it’s a skinny trend,” one TikToker wrote.
“I’m still traumatized from the low rise trend [of the] late 90s/early 2000s,” said another.
“Low rise anything is just a no,” agreed someone else.
“Yea I saw this trend coming back into style and said nah … I’ll stick with my high-waisted everything lol,” said another.
Arletta, who boasts more than 386,000 followers on the platform, regularly shows her followers everything fashion-related — from shopping hauls to trying viral clothing trends — all on a plus-size body.