That's great for you, Linkat. I'm happy for you. Back in the day, however, "low-rise" was called "hip-hugger" and none of the girls I knew would wear any underwear at all with a pair of hip huggers.
My post was simply my observation of what the fashion industry is doing to keep up with the increase in weight women are carrying nowadays. Cheeseburgers and fries are a major contributor to America's overweight problem. Someone mentioned college girls and stated that most are thin because they have eating disorders - LOL.
It doesn't matter what age you are - America is getting fat. Check out the little chubbies heading for elementary school any morning at any school, for example. In the past 30 years, the occurrence of overweight in children has doubled and it is now estimated that one in five children in the US is overweight. Increases in the prevalence of overweight are also being seen in younger children, including preschoolers. Also, while more children are becoming overweight, the heaviest children are getting even heavier. As a result, childhood overweight is regarded as the most common prevalent nutritional disorder of US children and adolescents, and one of the most common problems seen by pediatricians.
According to the American Sports Data website, obesity statistics in America are climbing. Over 3.8 million people weigh over 300 pounds, and the average adult female weighs an average of 163 pounds. (WOW!!!) Over 400,000 people, mostly males, weigh over 400 pounds. (WOW, again!!!)
This dangerous trend is alarming and it keeps growing. So, yes, I can clearly see where a pair of "low-rise jeans would be more comfortable than a pair of normal, properly fitting jeans. When the belly done laps over the belt it can be quite uncomfortable, so why not let that belly hang free, right? Nothing like sporting the plumber's crack, right!?
"aidan" mentioned she has some sort of problem with elastic around her waist so that's why she wouldn't wear a normal fitting thong. Okay for aidan, right? Whatever floats your boat, hon.
At 5'7", I do have a small waist, a flat belly, and I'm well over 40. What peeves me is that I have an extremely hard time finding clothing and underwear that is not "low-rise." If you like low-rise then buy low-rise. It should be an available option just like normal-rise should be an available option. This is not the case, however, and that's the point I was making. I want normal, or "classic" rise pants, jeans, swimwear, and underwear. I don't care for the way low-rise looks on me or feels on me, and with a pair of normal-rise jeans the low-rise underwear does slide down...on me.
That's my opinion and my observation. Thanks.