The frequency or occasion depends on the style of trousers , the style of underwear, and the way they are worn. Displaying whale tails became popular in the early s, together with the rise of low-rise jeans and thong underwear. Specially designed trousers like low-rise jeans or hip-huggers and higher cut thongs led to greater exposure of the whale tail. The rising popularity of low-rise jeans led to increased exposure of thong tops in the early s,  which quickly became mainstream as a Gucci model revealed one on the catwalk, Melanie Blatt of All Saints was photographed showing her thong as she got out of a taxi, and Victoria Beckham suggested that her husband enjoyed her wearing her G-strings around the home. Hall identified this campus trend as an "apparent intersection between everyday campus fashion and soft porn".