Is the ‘No Pants’ Trend Gen Z’s Latest Fashion Aesthetic?


There may be a new fashion trend to try this year: no pants. Yes, you read that right. After a year of 2000s trends making a comeback like wearing flared leggings (aka yoga pants) and UGGs, athleisure and Barbiecore making their way into our closets, celebs are now sporting the “no pants” look. 

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What is the ‘no pants’ trend?

It pretty much boils down to a lingerie-inspired outfit, according to USA Today. You can either step out wearing booty shorts, a bodysuit as an entire outfit, men’s briefs with nothing on top or wearing underwear over sheer tights. The trend may be all thanks to designers and brands like Bottega, Miu Miu and Burberry, who showcased their own takes on the “no pants” look on the runway.

As Aiyana Ishmael, an editorial assistant for Teen Vogue explained to USA Today, Gen Z is always asking “what’s the next big thing? What’s the next viral moment?” And if you want to try the no-pants look, for experimentation and inspiration, look at the celebrities who rock the trend the best, she notes.

Here are ways some of the most-stylish Gen Z celebs have recently been spotted with no pants. 

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Bella Hadid brought the off-duty model look to the sidewalk by sporting men’s briefs as shorts paired with a t-shirt and oversized leather jacket. We’ve been guilty of wearing white socks and mini UGG boots ourselves, so we think it pulls the look together. 

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Kylie Jenner went for the sheer tights and no pants look during Paris Fashion Week: 

Kylie Jenner wearing Loewe at Paris Fashion Week 2022
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The youngest Jenner sister went for a gray floor-length coat over her Loewe tank top. 

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If you’re looking for a way to go pantless but in a less daring way, you can try an oversized sweater and pair mini shorts underneath, like Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber wearing a bright green Drew House sweater, white sneakers and sunglasses
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The model was seen in a more casual look repping a Drew House (her husband Justin Bieber’s fashion line) bright green hoodie, with sneakers and a black shoulder purse. 

So, we ask you the question: would you try the “no pants” trend?

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