Actually I prefer mid rise jeans, those that reach exactly under the belly button. Low waisted jeans make you look fatter than you are because they create a muffin top. You have to have a totally flat stomach to look good in them. High waisted jeans make your stomach look too big and they are too uncomfortable when you sit down.
They like them because the think they're cute. They are old-fashioned, but old-fashioned is "in" right now. Lots of things that are trendy now are things that were popular in the past. People like vintage clothing.
Because as a person with wide hips and a bigger bust, anything that covers my boobs starts to look like a tent I u have to nip it in the waist. My butt always falls out if low rise. I just don't think wide hips look as good in low rise jeans. p Because I like them and I dress for myself