Taylor Swifts entire image is based on being pure or focusing on her career rather than her personal life or having relationships and her style sort of reflects that as well.
Her waist high skirts and jeans have that sort of I'm not trying to show too much because I'm not a slut attitude. I think other girls may have a similar mind set.
As a guy I can't stand it lol. Why as a woman would you want your pants to up to the point where your belly rolls are when you sit down. Not saying everyone has this issue but seriously? Hips and bellies are amazing.
High waist are awful and so are "bootcut"/70-s-styled pants. Breaks my heart that these trends are just becoming more and more popular. in my opinion a female's sex appeal is significantly lowered when wearing these things.
I like it. They're flattering and are generally comfier. Low rise clothes tend to either ride up or fall down a bit on me which can get really annoying. High waisted clothes will just rest on my hips and I don't have to worry about having to adjust it throughout the day.