Everyone's Wearing Underwear as Pants, so I Tried It for a Night Out in NYC


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(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Apparis coat; Good American bodysuit; Le Specs sunglasses; Gucci bag; Calzedonia tights)

The internet went wild when Kendall Jenner decided to go pick up a bouquet of sunflowers while leaving her pants at home. Yes, you read that correctly—she wore just a sweater, sunglasses, a Bottega Veneta woven bag, tights, and pumps. When I first saw the look, I loved it, but my mind immediately went to a place of "That won't look good on me," as I'm much shorter than Kendall, and her stunning long legs were such a focal point of the look. But then content creator Emma Leger decided to try the look while she was visiting New York recently, and the last time we spoke, she told me how confident she felt while wearing it. Emma is in the same boat as I am when it comes to being short, and when I saw it on her, again, I loved it. After seeing a fellow petite person give the look a try, I figured, why not? I’m all for taking fashion risks and wearing something that takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone.

When styling my no-pants look I decided to snag a pair of Calzedonia tights (just like Kendall did), a black Good American bodysuit, Reformation pumps, a giant Apparis faux-fur coat, Le Specs cat-eye sunglasses, and a denim Gucci bag. The results were surprisingly chic. There's an inherent sexiness to walking out the door without your pants, but adding the oversize faux-fur jacket that completely covered my backside helped me feel way more comfortable and cool. It's hard not to feel like a boss in a giant faux fur.

The sunglasses, pumps, and bag were the perfect touch to tie the whole look together and give it that luxe New York City look. If you're on the fence about wearing this trend, you should, according to someone who was also a little nervous to try it. Emma was onto something when she said this look gives you a confidence boost. Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn't wear pants so often. Of course, as soon as I tried this trend for myself, I had to round up the best options out there to share with you so you can get the look yourself. I found so many combinations of bodysuits, tights, pumps, and jackets that your wardrobe is missing.

Keep scrolling to see which items made the cut.


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Apparis coat; Good American bodysuit; Le Specs sunglasses; Gucci bag, Calzedonia tights)

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.