Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski aren’t at all afraid to embrace loose, oversized clothing—including baggy pants, the latest roomy silhouette to earn a prime spot in their wardrobe. Although these slouchy bottoms are closely related to the fashion-girlie-beloved puddle pants, these baggy pants feel infinitely more wearable, thanks to the structured break that makes the trousers crumple at the ankle rather than drag on the floor, which brings street grime into your recently cleaned living room.
The baggy-pants trend is, of course, nothing new. Old Hollywood fashion icons like Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall routinely wore loose-fitting trousers, and it’s not hard to see why. The semistructured style (whether in denim, leather, or silk) plays well with just about any top or knit in your closet, from button-downs to grandpa sweater vests, and looks on point with mules, sneakers, or loafers.
With their inherent versatility, baggy pants can be worn on a dinner date, at work, or even in a classroom. They’re also perfect for transitioning from winter to spring—yep, you can pair them with everything from heavy coats and puffer jackets to duster cardigans and cropped T-shirts—meaning it’s high time to add at least one pair to your rotation.
Scroll down below to see how celebrities have incorporated the trend into their own rotation, plus look-alikes to shop and introduce to your own repertoire.
Emily Ratajkowski’s ripped baggy jeans are the perfect base for almost any outfit—even one that includes a bold zebra overcoat. Take cues from EmRata’s styling and pair slouchy denim with hardworking basics like a classic white shirt and casual sneakers, then top it all off with statement outerwear or accessories (or both!). Colorwise, you can stick to denim classics like blue, black, and white, or you can lean into the Y2K dopamine dressing trend with colorful jeans or styles with DIY-esque patches, drawings, and paintlike splatters. Low-rise jeans can give a similar sag and crumple at the ankle—or for the extra adventurous, word on the street is that drop-crotch mall jeans appear to be making a comeback. (Alexa, play “Saggy Denim” by Princess Nokia.)