Jennifer Lawrence Just Wore the '90s Trouser Trend I Didn't Expect to See Again

Jennifer Lawrence has been on an epic press tour for her new film No Hard Feelings, and the looks she and stylist Jamie Mizrahi have put together for it are nothing short of a fashion girl's dream. One, in particular, stood out to me for its sophisticated mermaidcore in the '90s vibes. Allow me to explain.

When envisioning mermaidcore, think of shimmery sequin-laden pastels, seashell motifs, iridescent oyster hues, and fish scales—essentially anything Ariel would wear. When I think of Lawrence, I don't really associate her with the Y2K-adjacent mermaidcore aesthetic, but while in New York City this week, she wore a mermaidcore piece with a sophisticated twist. At first glance, I was convinced I was looking at a dual-layer skirt. But, upon closer inspection (and seeing photos of her walking in her outfit) it became apparent that underneath a layer of tulle was a pair of trousers. Could it be that the skirt-over-trousers look made famous by the likes of B*Witched in the '90s is surfacing once more? Given the slew of throwback trends we've witnessed lately, I shouldn't be in the least bit surprised. 

In actual fact, the look, which came straight from the Armani Privé archives (autumn 2019 couture collection, to be exact), consists of a sheer pink iridescent jumpsuit paired with a fitted black blazer. And I don't know about you but, beside myself, it's making me want to go out and buy some iridescent things to layer up in unexpected ways. Scroll on to do just that.


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On Jennifer Lawrence: Armani Privé blazer and jumpsuit; Christian Louboutin Nicol Back Slide Sandals (£550); Oliver Peoples x The Row sunglasses


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Next up, another one of Lawrence's stand-out press tour looks

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

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.