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Kendall Jenner, Kate Hudson, and Other Celebs Are Bringing Back This Millennial Pants Trend


For a few years now, the 90s style revival has been back in full force. For those too young to remember all the trends from the first time around, you know all those choker necklaces, flatforms, and neon-hued matching sets you’ve been spotting on all your favorite Tumblr girls? That’s it. But now, a smattering of celebrities are attempting to kick off the millennial style craze, starting with the decade’s signature pant silhouette.

Kendall Jenner Kate Hudsong Wide-Leg Pants
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We first spotted this wide-legged trouser revolution on none other than style-trailblazer and supermodel on-the-rise, Kendall Jenner, who we can also thank for bringing a number of those aforementioned 90s trends back into popularity, as well. The reality star showed up to Calvin Klein’s runway show wearing an outfit we’d expect to see on Kate Moss back in her days as the face of the brand, a white cropped ribbed turtleneck, white wide-leg trousers, and point-toe black heels. Kate Hudson also brought some early aughts glamour to the 14th Annual International Business Woman of the Year Awards, pairing her beige sheer top with matching pleated, loose-fit trousers.

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Karlie Kloss Rebecca Gayheart Wide-Leg Pants
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But as the New York Times reminds us almost daily, it’s not truly a trend until you’ve spotted it three times, which makes Karlie Kloss and her tailored back pants at the Topshop Unique FW16  show the official harbinger of our bottom-wear aesthetic for the foreseeable future. And just to hammer home the point that you might as well set your carefully curated selection of skinnies ablaze right now, Rebecca Gayheart attended the 2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles wearing white trousers so voluminous they created a mini train behind her feet.

While we aren’t necessarily opposed to reviving this turn of the 21st century trend, per se, if you’re going to try out this wide-legged trend, we would highly recommend investing in a good steamer and an even better tailor ASAP.

What do you think of the comeback of this early aughts trend? Which look is your favorite? Would you ditch your skinny jeans in favor of a looser cut?

–Emily Kirkpatrick