There鈥檚 just something about a high-rise jean that the It girl crowd goes crazy for. It鈥檚聽been several seasons since聽the retro silhouette made a comeback, and聽fashion insiders still just can鈥檛 get seem to get enough. From casual to glam looks, our feeds are full of high-waisted hotness, and we think we鈥檝e figured out why. Take a scroll through the evidence with us below. (BTW 鈥 have you checked our聽Brit + Co Denim Guide so you can find the best jeans for your body?)

1. They make even a t-shirt look polished.聽Vanessa Hong balanced out a casual聽tee by tucking it into聽a pair of sexy straight聽legs and adding trendy accessories.聽The result: an effortless look that feels laid back and pulled together all at once.

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2. They balance out dramatic tops.聽Olivia Culpo knows the secret style star hack to billowy blouses: Cinch that waist! By pairing a voluminous shirt聽with sleek high-waisted jeans, you ensure your figure doesn鈥檛聽get swallowed by fabric.

3. They make ruffles look grown up.聽Cathy Anderson cut the sweetness of her frilly top by tucking it into sexy black skinnies and showing off her shape. Plus, she elongates聽her petite frame by highlighting her natural waist.

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4. They up the cool factor. Folake聽Huntoon added edge to her blazer/button-down combo with a pair of form-fitting distressed skinnies that defined her waist like whoa. The final touches? Slick pumps, a luxe belt, and giant hoops, of course.

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5. They play well with crop tops. If you want to show off your midriff in a barely there top, an above-the-belly-button blue jean is the perfect partner. Exhibit A: Negin Mirsalehi setting the 鈥楪ram on fire in this double denim look.

6. They show off your shape. Wide-leg jeans can have a shortening effect on your frame if you鈥檙e not super tall. A high-rise pair, however, draws the eye up and in so you can flaunt your womanly figure聽like Frederique Harrel did. Hey now!

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