Fashion trends often evolve and come a full round decades later. We’ve had the mom jeans, baguette bags, and biker shorts resurfacing over the past year.
What’s next? Well, the parachute pant has been singled out as one of the biggest fashion comebacks to pay attention to this 2021.
Based on a recent survey conducted by digital shopping platform ShopStyle, results showed that the search for “parachute pants” has increased by 40% from 2020 while the search for “track pants”, a similar style to parachute pants, has also gone up by 15% in the past year.
With more people staying indoors and working from home these days, it’s no surprise that the parachute pant slowly but surely made its way back in trend as people started seeking comfy yet stylish loungewear that can be worn from day to night.
After all, there are times when we want to still look stylish and feel good about ourselves, no matter how much we love being lazing in our slouchy, shapeless clothes at home.
Plus, the parachute pant is also a popular silhouette loved by dancers for its flexibility and versatility – it’s just a super easy piece that can be matched with any streetwear look!
Also a commonly spotted silhouette on many celebrities, Copenhagen-born, Los Angeles-based creative Veneda Carter strongly believes that parachute pants are the next in thing, having worked with stars like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, and many others.
Carter herself has been seen sporting various versions of the lightweight drawstring track pants, in various colours and styles.
The parachute pant may have been a prominent trend in the ’80s but now, the balloon-like pant is sporting a modern upgrade with fresh new takes.
From athleisure-looking ones to posh and elegant options, this silhouette has been spotted in various forms and styles in many designer collections like Dion Lee’s latest drop, Aeron’s Resort ’21 line, as well as streetwear brands like A.A. Spectrum and Paper Plane.
On top of that, there are also countless ways to style these comfy pants. If you prefer a laidback look, feel free to throw these on with oversized shirts, windbreakers, and a good pair of sneakers.
On the other hand, you can also go for an elegant, polished ensemble with parachute pants – simply pair it with a structured blazer and a pair of ballet flats, loafers or even heels for your footwear, and you’re good to go!
Ahead, we rounded up a few pairs of parachute pants to help you stay on top of the fashion trend.
1. Asos Design Beach Harem Trousers in Black Crinkle
New to the trend and want something simple and subtle to start out with? Then, you won’t go wrong with this pair.
Get this at S$40.76 from ASOS.
2. Collusion Super Wide Parachute Sweatpants in Stone
What do you get when you mix parachute pants with sweatpants? You’ll get this super lightweight cotton drawstring pair of pants that you’ll want to chill in all day.
Get this at S$35 from ASOS.
3. Aloyoga IT Girl Pant
Here’s the perfect piece for everyday wear that can also be dressed up with an edgy look.
Get this at US$108 (~S$144) from Aloyoga.
4. Puma Evide Women’s Track Pants
Add a pop of colour to your street look with these athleisure-style parachute pants.
Get this at S$99 from Puma.
5. Dion Lee Parachute Cargo Trousers
From the iconic designer himself, this is definitely a versatile pair to invest in if you’re looking for a parachute pant that will last you a long time.
Get this at S$613 from FarFetch.
6. Sandro Lancelot Multi-pocket Woven Cargo Trousers
Not only will you not run out of pockets to keep your essentials, but this pair can also easily be worn for meetings – just throw on a blazer or vest and you’re done!
Get this at S$345 from Selfridges.
7. Whistles Cargo Washed Cotton Trousers
We like this casual pair for its ability to match pretty much with every neutral piece of clothing that most of us would have in our wardrobe, be it a white tee or a beige cardigan.
Get this at S$138 from Selfridges.
8. Nike Icon Clash Woven Pants
For something really casual, go for a cropped style like this one by Nike and round out your outfit with a windbreaker and your favourite pair of sneakers.
Get this at S$119 from Zalora.