Because Glamour.com says it makes you look two sizes smaller. To test the theory, we went out looking for styling ideas. Scouring fashionistas across the fashion circuit in three cities, here's what we found:
1. The waist drop makes all the difference. If you're skinny you need to drop the waist, for a fresh look.
2. If you're curvy, mid-waist lengths are perfect to slim the waists.
3. And if you're petite high-waisted cropped lengths and voluminous skirts are your best friends.
We're particularly loving the striped skirts in interesting paper bag waistlines some of our favorite brands are rolling out lately.
Check out our pick of the best ones out there.