According to Bella Hadid and TikTok, Leggings Are Out, and Yoga Pants Are In

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If it sounds like we're always ringing the alarm with the latest trend to replace classic leggings, I swear we're not making it up. It's because the athleisure trends that have been bubbling up lately stand to seriously kick skinny-fit leggings to the curb—namely one-piece activewear unitards—and now a new trend that we have Gen Z to thank for: yoga pants.

Yoga pants, or flared leggings, popped up on our radar when Emma Chamberlain posted an outfit in the style. Then suddenly they were all over fashion TikTok with pairs from Aerie and Alo going viral. Now, we have another celeb backing the look, Bella Hadid, which only cements them in our minds as a staple to know. Of course, whether or not classic leggings are fully "out" is up to debate, but according to Gen-Z celebs and fashion girls, it's all about yoga pants.

Continue on to see how to style them and shop the best yoga pants on the market.

Bella Hadid yoga pants outfit


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Bella Hadid is always several steps ahead of the trend curve, and we've spotted her wearing yoga pants quite a few times.

From yoga class to movie night and everything in between.

Kim Kardashian is officially endorsing them.

When the Gen-Z icon herself posted this image to her Instagram stories, fashion girls everywhere immediately took to recreating the casual-cool ensemble.

To re-create the above Emma Chamberlain outfit with, of course.

When "butter" is in the name, you know it has to be good.

I like the idea of wearing them with a going-out top and low heels.

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While yoga pants are typically for lounging or working out, the trendy versions from brands like Alo are anything but basic.

These are way too pretty to be considered plain leggings.

Running errands? Just add an oversize poplin shirt and comfy sandals.

Tap into the preppy trend with this striped pair.

Only Zara's styling could convince me that yoga pants can double as fancy trousers.

The bootcut silhouette lends an elevated feel to black yoga pants. They could honestly double as trousers.

The foldover waist feels especially nostalgic to me.

If Skims is backing it, you know it's a thing.

Free People has all the cool color options.

A flared pair instantly updates all your typical legging outfits.

Anything is automatically chicer in this color.

H&M is making a strong case for including flared leggings in your office wardrobe.