I wouldn't agree with that. I can show you my photos of me in both low and high rise jeans when I was fat. High rise was massively better.
The gut will ruin just about any and all fits and cuts in my case. For those like me who find it hard to maintain a 34 inch waist and have short legs, a tailor is just about the only way to go The only thing that ever worked was a keto diet for months on end and little to no alcohol. I fit into everything then, but I live in the land of rice, noodles, oil, salt and happy hour.