Those who loved the big pants trend in the 90s can rejoice because they are back in style. Although the JNCO jeans of yesteryear may still look dated, modern fashion offers an endless array of oversized pants.
Whether you prefer slouchy sweatpants or wide-legged chinos, there is a style for you. If you’re still wearing skinny jeans, read on to find out why you should consider buying yourself a pair of baggy pants next time you go shopping.
Fashion icons all over the world are rocking the big pants trend. Justin Bieber recently posted Instagram photos highlighting oversized, colorful pants from his own clothing label. The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards also featured several stunning baggy pants outfits. Virgil Abloh, a well-known fashion designer, dressed up big pants on the red carpet with a textured suit jacket. At the same event, hip hop star Swae Lee wore a pair of brown wide-legged pants with a tight polo, creating a stylish contrast. Not sure what to wear with your oversized pants? It’s easy to get inspiration from these fashion influencers.
If these celebrities cannot convince you that big pants are back in style, look at the numbers. Sales figures of 90s-style loose-fit jeans have skyrocketed by 214% over the course of 2019. The baggy look has overtaken skinny silhouettes and 70s-style cropped flares by miles. It may also become more difficult to find skinny jeans as the baggy pants trend continues to gain ground. Retailers in some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have decreased the amount of new skinny styles arriving on their shelves by up to 28%.
Take a look around the next time you’re out shopping. Chances are that you will see more baggy pants than skinny jeans. Big pants are back for Fall 2019!