The Gutsy Pant Trend Celebs Are Suddenly Wearing Instead of Jeans

Parachute pants. Balloon pants. Barrel-leg trousers. They're all variations on the same theme with a similar mantra: Bigger is better. And they all have numerous celebrity fans right now, including Bella Hadid, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jennifer Lopez. But don't fret if you're not exactly a bold dresser, because there are also plenty of easier-to-wear and more affordable versions inspired by the trend. 

Hadid, for instance, recently wore drop-crotch, ultra-wide-leg, low-slung parachute pants. Naturally, she pulled them off with aplomb. Ellis Ross, ever the risk-taker, wore perhaps the boldest version of the trend—Loewe pants that look like they could take flight at any moment. On the other hand, Danish influencer Pernille Teisbaek wore padded cargos akin to exaggerated ski pants. Scroll down to see how celebrities are wearing parachute pants, and shop wearable versions of the trend. 


Bella Hadid
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On Bella Hadid: Salomon sneakers; Versace sunglasses


Olivia Dean
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On Olivia Dean: Hermès scarf


Tracee Ellis Ross
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On Tracee Ellis Ross: Loewe jacket and pants


Jennifer Lopez
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On Jennifer Lopez: Hermès bag


Pernille Teisbaek
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On Pernille Teisbaek: Prada vest and bag; Rains pants


Olivia Dean
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On Dean: Nike sneakers

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Erin Fitzpatrick
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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.