Denim & Pants
When choosing a fit one of the main elements discussed is Rise. Rise is the distance from the middle of the crotch seam (right between your legs) to the top of the waistband. It usually ranges from 7 inches to 12 inches. The measurement for a rise is always discussed in inches, this is the international standard.
Low Rise – 7-91/2 inch rise. Fits 3-5 inches below the belly button when worn.
Mid Rise – 9-1/2 – 11 inch rise. Fits on or just below the belly button when worn.
High Rise – 11 inch and up. Fits 1 inch or more above the belly button when worn.
This refers to the length from the top edge of the waistband along the outside of the leg to the hem. This will help you determine where on your leg the pant will finish. It can be useful to compare the item you're looking at to a similar item from your own wardrobe.