Parachute Pants Are Back: How To Style the Y2k Trend


| LAST UPDATE 08/04/2022

By Lia Thomson
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Move over cargo pants, there is a new obsession in town! The past few summers, all the IT girls were rocking a pair of utility cargo pants, and while we will always have a place in our hearts for them, we can't help but love cargo pant's cousin - the parachute pant. They may be similar, but the latter is less structured and instead has a loose, baggy fit. From Hailey Bieber to Rihanna, many celebs and influencers have been spotted wearing these super cute pants. Here's how to style them.

This Summer has proved that our generation has made a huge shift in the fashion industry. From the coastal grandmother trend to linen sets and now the parachute pants, we clearly value comfort over everything. Luckily though, these looser fitted styles are still street fashion worthy. But don't just take our word for it, just take one look through your Instagram feed or a quick scroll on your For You Page, and you'll notice that every fashion girly is obsessing over the pants.

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These pants can be worn in so many ways! For a more casual look, wear your favorite sneakers (think of ones like Jordans or Air-Force 1's) and throw on a graphic tee or a tight-fitted crop top - a.k.a. a look very much so inspired by Hailey Bieber. The baggy pants look best with a tighter fit top to give the body a flattering figure and not make it look like you may be drowning in your clothes. And to take the pants from day to night, let's take a look at how Madison Beer wore them out for her 23rd birthday. The singer paired her blue bottoms with a darker-toned blue corset-like top. Clearly, the versatile pants can be worn for a night out on the town or to grab coffee with your friends. What else could we want?

For those who may not know, the parachute pants originated back in the 90s and were mainly worn by break dancers since the nylon material helped the dancers reduce friction on the ground. And the name parachute was inspired by the way the drawstrings allow the pants to be fitted in any which way. Whether you want it tighter or lose, the ties give people a chance to personalize the bottoms. And also the way it falls on the ankles in a bulging manner, a.k.a. it resembles the canopy. Check out Amazon for some great affordable options!

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