In the wake of the fall season’s revivals, baggy jeans have carved out a prime spot in the trend landscape. Spotted on the runways of leading fashion houses and labels, from Gucci to Victoria Beckhamthis classic has since been embraced by numerous fashion icons, each adding their unique twist.
Baggy jeans: a 90s trend dominating the runways
After being overshadowed by skinny jeans in the 2010s, baggy jeans are now back in full force. Known for its low waist and exaggerated lines, it first gained popularity in the US during the 1990s, influenced by the sagging trend. This somewhat controversial style involved wearing jeans below the waist, sometimes revealing underwear. It originated from American prisoners who, deprived of belts, had no choice but to let their pants sag. A decade later, rappers adopted this unique jean style, making it a significant part of their fashion identity. Thus, baggy jeans were born.
This season, designers are vying to reinvent this retro piece. At Guccibaggy jeans retain their relaxed aesthetic but take on a workwear dimension, while Victoria Beckham envision them in a chic, feminine variant.
How are celebrities rocking baggy jeans?
The latest to embrace the trend is none other than Gigi Hadid. Off the runway, the supermodel often opts for comfortable, effortless outfits. In New York, she chose raw blue baggy jeans paired with an ecru knit sweater and a checkered crochet Prada tote bag. The ensemble was completed with layered necklaces, perfect for late summer or early fall looks.
Jennifer Lopezon the other hand, went for a tried-and-true fashion combo: baggy Icon Denim jeans paired with a white Brunello Cucinelli crop top. This pairing harks back to the styles she and other R&B stars gave in the 1990s. She finished her look with a beige jacquemus chiquito bag, a pair of Jordansand gold Jennifer Fisher hoops.
In the streets of New York, Emily Ratajkowski dared a head-to-toe Y2K-inspired look, dressed in a Realization By blue top, charcoal gray baggy jeans, and white Vans.
True to her reputation as a style influencer, Hailey Bieber once again showcased her trend expertise in London. The model was seen in Martine Rose baggy jeans paired with a white Eternal top, has Magda Butrym trench coat Nike sneakers.
Lastly, Katie Holmes demonstrated that baggy jeans can indeed complement an elegant and feminine look. In New York, she was spotted in an all-Chanel outfit, consisting of logo baggy jeans, a tweed jacket, and black ballet flats.
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Translated by Jack Pownall.
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