It's the never-ending question, why is any fashion style popular? I wonder how hard it would have been to find straight-legged jeans in the late 60s, or a shirt with no shoulder pads in the 80s. Even as a guy, I have to say that the super low rise jeans are pretty trashy. And that's for the girls that can actually pull it off, which is quite difficult. For the ones that can't do it... well, someone in a movie once said "Spandex is a privilege, not a right", I think that applies here as well.