Don't Blame Me, Blame Tory Burch—Capri Pants Are Nearing a Serious Comeback


(Image credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch)

If you know me, you're probably aware of my keen interest in trends that many would consider controversial. Hot pants are one example and underwear worn with just tights (no pants) another. I wear more low-rise jeans than high-rise ones these days and was fond of wedges before they came back. Though I often describe my style as classic and minimalist, my obsession with out-there pieces and styling techniques would beg to differ. So it should come as no surprise that a particular item caught my eye at Tory Burch's S/S 24 runway show earlier this week—an item that, for those who dressed themselves in the early to mid-aughts, might bring with it some minor backlash. 

The silhouette in question is capri pants, which haven't been done in the chicest of ways in recent years but got one hell of a face-lift in Burch's spring collection, which featured tailored versions of the anti–puddle pants three times, paired with blazers and matching lady jackets, not to mention sporty sunglasses, retro pocket books, and toe-ring footwear. Seeing capris at the show immediately flipped my perception of them, making me want to leave the show and start shopping for pairs to add into my early fall wardrobe.

Capris at Tory Burch


(Image credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch)

But while it was Burch's inclusion of capris that really struck a chord for me, the New York–based designer wasn't the only one to think of the pant style for spring. In fact, I noticed them at various shows, including Phillip Lim and indie brands such as Sandy Liang, Rachel Comey, and Mirror Palais. Incorporating everything from tailored takes to pedal pushers, the spring collections have made it clear that when it comes to capris, they're going all in. And honestly, I can't think of a single reason not to join them. 

Keep scrolling to shop the trend early before it's "cool." Trust me; once the initial shock wanes, you'll be glad you didn't hesitate. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Phillip Lim)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Sandy Liang)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Mirror Palais)

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.