Well, 2020 has sure thrown us some curveballs. While there were plenty of trends we fully expected to happen this year, we still find ourselves surprised by a few newcomers that have seemingly arrived out of the blue. With everyone prioritizing loungewear these days, the latest trend to hit the scene is one that's comfortable, easy, and a little unexpected: bloomers. Yep, bloomers are the new underwear trend that's gaining steam and you're about to understand why.
Historically, bloomers were long shorts to wear underneath skirts and dresses, but the modern-day iterations translate to charming ruffled lounge shorts and shirred underwear. Less literal bloomers, more bloomer vibes. Get the idea? To see what I mean, I'm sharing a multitude of outfit photos and even some recent runway evidence that showcase how bloomers are evolving into a loungewear and lingerie item that actually makes sense for 2020.
On the S/S 20 Runway
Although more of a micro-trend, bloomers did, in fact, pop up on the spring runways this year. At Khaite, they were part of a three-piece plaid set and appeared ready for a warm-weather getaway, while Tibi's gave off more of a vintage feel with their below-the-knee hem.
Khaite S/S 20
Courtesy of Khaite
Tibi S/S 20
Courtesy of Tibi
On the 'Gram
This image is actually what sparked the idea for this story. Here, Camille Charrière wore a pair of the Khaite shorts that read as literal bloomers. One commenter even called them "diaper shorts," which made me laugh. Cute but controversial.