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The French lingerie development that may make your legs look for much longer

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"The latest trend in underwear is definitely the high-cut French panties." Boom. You heard it first here, courtesy of Sandra Rose, Director of Product Development at Journelle, aka the woman responsible for knowing what's new and new in the underwear business for one of the most popular lingerie retailers in the U.S. is. There are a couple of reasons to join the trend, but my main motive? The underwear style makes your legs look a lot longer.

"The band that sits at your natural waistline will give you legs for days!" says Rose. Fleur du Mal founder Jennifer Zuccarini agrees, "High-cut styles elongate the line of your leg and accentuate your waist because they sit higher on a smaller part of your waist than, say, a hip-hugger style." Another, more practical plus of the high-cut underwear trend? "If you climb higher, they are less likely to clump up if you wear high-waisted pants and skirts," says Rose.

Zuccarini credits Instagram It models like Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as the supermodels of the 90s, where the resurgence of the high-profile French short trend came from. As with any trend, "it takes time and the right people to wear it over and over again for people to adopt a new look like this," says Zuccarini.

With the look picking up momentum for a moment, now is the time to go for the high-cut underwear trend. To help you with this goal, we've rounded up the best options along with some visual inspiration to get you started.

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Melinda Martin