Woman divides TikTok with controversial '00s trend: 'Absolutely not'

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TikTok user Gabriella Ellyse wearing low rise shorts
A TikTok user is bravely trying to bring back the low rise shorts trend from the 2000s. Photo: TikTok/gabriellaellyse.

Controversial trend divides TikTok

A TikTik user is boldly attempting to bring back a divisive fashion trend that was left behind in the late 2000s.

Gabriella Ellyse, who posts videos under the username @gabriellaellyse, has shared several clips of herself sporting denim shorts with an extreme low-rise waist that rose to popularity about 15 years ago.

The belly-baring style — which features a tiny zip fly and frayed hems — was the off-duty wardrobe staple for noughties starlets Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan.

But as we headed into the 2010s, low-waist 'Daisy Dukes' faded out and were replaced by the more comfortable and, some would say, more flattering mid to high-waist shorts and jeans.

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TikTok user Gabriella Ellyse wearing low rise shorts
Gabriella's style choices are dividing TikTok users. Photo: TikTok/gabriellaellyse.

Gabriella seems to have made it her mission to revive the hip-hugger style, declaring in a video back in June that she was "bringing low rise back".

Since then, she's shared clips of herself wearing a variety of teeny-tiny shorts that some of her followers describe as 'jean underwear' and even a 'jean-kini'.

Fellow TikTok users are divided over the barely-there bottoms, with some declaring, "Low rise is the best" and, "Low rise is the new hi-rise."

Others are far less keen on the throwback look, stating, "Do not bring this back" and "Absolutely not."

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