DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am 23 years old and feel like I’m in a bit of a transition stage with my wardrobe. I enjoy dressing to some of the latest fashion trends, but I also have a sense of sophistication/timelessness when it comes to buying clothing. I feel as though crop tops are a thing of the past, and want to adopt a more sophisticated, yet still fun and youthful, look.
My staple pieces I prefer to buy in a timeless design or color, so that they can be worn throughout the trends and have some class to the item.
I’m in need of a new pair of jeans, and there are three distinct rises: high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise. Which of the three is a more timeless, classic and sophisticated rise?
GENTLE READER: The one whose fit is somewhere between displaying private parts and cutting off their circulation. Reason stands to guess that that is called “mid-rise.”