Rihanna and I Agree: This Trend Is Replacing Skinny Leather Pants

Full disclosure: I've never put my legs in a pair of leather pants—mostly because the skinny leather ones that have been so popular for the past decade look like the pants version of misery to me, even though you can't argue with the fact that they look cool on. But there's been a new development in the leather pants world, and Rihanna just made it official: straight-leg leather pants. 

So, straight-leg leather pants may not seem all that groundbreaking, but they feel fresh and new, and are a tad more comfortable than their skinny-leg counterparts. Rihanna wore hers out to dinner in Santa Monica over the weekend with a black sweater and coat, and square-toe Prada boots. Since I've been seeing more and more loose leather pants on the market as of late, I've come to the conclusion that it's a full-blown trend that Rihanna just made official. So let's shop for some, shall we?


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On Rihanna: Prada Square Toe Faux Patent Leather Knee High Boots ($1200)

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Next up: Kendall Jenner just wore this barely-there trend with leggings.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.