PARIS: Madeline’s 500 words on test anxiety spends 400 of them arguing that stretch corduroy is the best material for low-rise jeans.
Corduroy is a durable fabric with a distinctive raised texture that gives the illusion of stripes. Stretch corduroy has a small amount of spandex added to the fabric so that it can flex both vertically and horizontally.
Low-rise jeans, or low-cut jeans, are jeans that sit low on, or below, the hips, usually at least 8 cm below the navel. They came into use in the 1990s for both sexes, with their popularity increasing in the 2000s.