Vinyl Pants: Will You Go There This Winter?

One of the most terrifying words in fashion has to be vinyl. How can a material that’s essentially plastic be something you’d want to wear? And how can it be comfortable? That’s not for us to decide, but we can help convince you that the vinyl pants trend is something worth considering for winter this year. The trend has been gaining popularity over the past few months, taking off overseas during fashion month. We spotted the fashion crowd wearing all different iterations of the shiny fabric—from coats, to skirts, to dresses, but it’s the pants that proved to be the most popular.

Vinyl (or patent leather if you prefer the splurge option) is a tricky fabric to wear—it’s a fine line between chic and tacky, and you know which side of the spectrum we sit on. The way to make it work is in the styling, and ensuring you consider the other pieces you’re pairing with your show-stopping pants.

Kendall Jenner has already stepped out in the trend and showed us exactly how to dress it down, yet still turn heads. But the question we have for you is, will you go there this season?

If you need convincing, scroll down to peep our favourite vinyl pant moments, and then scroll further to shop the trend.


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If the trend feels intimidating, opt for a pair of trousers with a looser fit.


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Feeling like you're ready to take the trend on at an expert level? Opt for super slick, skin-tight pants, and wear with matching boots.


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Work in a creative environment? You might just be able to pull the trend off for your 9-5. Keep in mind though that it's best for the rest of your look to remain minimal, so a simple crew neck sweater and pumps will work well.


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This is how to wear the trend on weekends. Add sneakers and an oversized hoodie, and you've instantly made this tricky-trend easy to wear.




Amanda Bardas