Street-sweeping pants: how puddle pants became a fashion trend in 2024 and what to wear them with
If someone had said in the 2010s that cropped trousers would become unfashionable, it would have been taken as a joke. At a time when absolutely everyone had pants just above the ankle in their closet, it was hard to imagine a pair of pants that would sweep the ground. But still, time goes on, so fashion and the length of pants change. A new trend called "puddle pants" is proof of this.
You can understand how they look from the name. This model of pants is distinguished by its length and considerable width. Thus, the long ankle lengths that "sweep" the street when you put on a pair of trendy pants for a walk really do look like puddles.
Where the trend comes from
The style of "puddle" pants could be seen in the new collections of the spring-summer 2024 season, so it is not surprising that fashionistas are planning looks with them for the warm season. However, the trend is already starting to gain momentum: Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and even Princess Kate Middleton of Wales have integrated them into their outfits. Stars like these pants despite their impracticality.
What to wear with "puddle pants"
This model does have a few advantages: combining puddle pants with high heels will make your legs look very long. This life hack minimizes the contact of the pants with the ground. However, by wearing chunky low-heeled shoes, you will create a trendy, stylish look. It all depends on your preferences.
The beauty of these pants is that they are suitable for any occasion and mood. "Puddle pants" are made of all kinds of materials from denim to leather and suede. You can also find a high-rise option, which makes them a perfect pair when combined with a body-hugging long sleeve. You can also try a low-rise option to complement a short top in the warmer months. Puddle pants look extremely modern and cool in any way.
The ambiguity of the trend
Bagginess is combined with ease, and the elongated silhouette adds elegance. However, this style does look strange. Still, many influencers are ready to appreciate the new trend and walk their "puddle pants", Galaxus writes.
Although their practicality is questionable, especially in bad weather, the fact remains that they are insanely comfortable, Glamour writes. Puddle pants are characterized by their relaxed fit and wide legs. A notable feature is that they "bunch up" at the ankle due to the deliberately high cut.
Despite the fascination with this style, no one talks about the downside of the trend, namely how to care for "puddle pants". Do you need to manually wipe off street dirt with a stain remover before washing? And if you skip this step, will the dirt from the sidewalk get into the washing machine? These questions make you think twice.
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