No Pants Trend
Miu Miu Fall 2023. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Oh how the suffragists of yesteryear would smile at the fashion trends of today. While once women fought tooth and nail for the right to wear trousers in public, nowadays we can hit the streets entirely pants-free without anyone so much as batting an eyelash. At least in major cities. Talk about sartorial liberation.

Over the last year several designers and celebrities have demonstrated their fondness for pantless dressing. In a world where hemlines have no upper limits (see Miu Miu's viral Spring 2022 micro skirt) and visible undergarments and freed nipples are part of our quotidian existence, it is a logical progression.

The styling choice was a major trend on the Fall 2023 runways. Brands like Marni, Miu Miu, Prada, Christian Dior, Coperni, SIMKHAI and Ferragamo showed various leg-focused looks. At Coperni, Prada and SIMKHAI coats and blazers doubled as minidresses. At Ferragamo, micro shorts masqueraded as suit bottoms. At Miu Miu, high-fashion briefs accompanied gorgeously layered cardigans, hoodies and peacoats.

Among the celebrity pioneers of the pantless trend are Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Gisele Bündchen and Emma Corrin. The latter wore look 48 from Miu Miu's Fall 2023 collection at the Venice International Film Festival. The Crown actress paired a buttoned-up sage cardigan and matching briefs with sheer black tights and polished brown oxfords.

Bündchen attended Frame's Spring 2024 New York Fashion Week party in an oversized denim coat from the brand, no jeans necessary. For an October get-together at Bradley Cooper's house, Swift employed a similar styling trick by pairing an oversized black rugby shirt by Stella McCartney with knee-high chestnut boots, a relatively modest take on the trend.

Jenner's been perhaps the most visible supporter of the trend sporting no-pants looks on several recent occasions. The model and tequila peddler wore a high-hem trench coat as a minidress to take in the Gucci Spring 2024 show. She donned a cocoon-like cable knit sweater with matching sock boots for a grocery run. For a summer night out in New York City, she styled an oversized white button-down with a roomy navy blazer, white hot pants, black leather loafers from The Row, black square-frame sunglasses and a broken-in Yankees cap. (Yes, she was way overdressed for July, lucky for those of us copying her outfit this unseasonably warm fall.)

Feeling inspired? Ready to exercise your right to leave your pants at home? To avoid it being a stress dream come to life, we suggest investing in briefs that are meant to be seen and not in the lingerie sense. Shop those and some of our favorite celeb-inspired toppers below.

Micro Shorts

Who wears short shorts? You do.

NAADAM Cashmere Ribbed Seamless Boyshort
NAADAM

NAADAM Cashmere Ribbed Seamless Boyshort in Oatmeal, $80 at NAADAM

Zara Cable Knit Shorts
Zara

Zara Cable Knit Shorts, $22.90 at Zara

Maison Margiela High-Waisted Satin Mini Shorts
Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela High-Waisted Satin Mini Shorts, $545 at Farfetch

Maje Sequined Mini Shorts
Maje

Maje Sequined Mini Shorts, $150 at Farfetch

Zara 100 Percent Wool Knit Bottoms
Zara

Zara 100% Wool Knit Bottoms, $27.90 at Zara

Rugby Shirts

For a preppy vibe, wear as a minidress and pair with knee-high boots.

Dolan Left Coast Long-Sleeve Rugby Mini Dress
Dolan Left Coast

Dolan Left Coast Long-Sleeve Rugby Mini Dress in Navy/Green, $138 at Anthropologie

EYTYS Red Pink Jarvis Long Sleeve Polo
EYTYS

EYTYS Red & Pink Jarvis Long Sleeve Polo, $480 at SSENSE

Carhartt Work in Progress Gray Tork Polo
Carhartt Work in Progress

Carhartt Work in Progress Gray Tork Polo, $150 at SSENSE

Guest In Residence Rugby Cashmere Shirt
Guest In Residence

Guest In Residence Rugby Cashmere Shirt, $495 at LuisaViaRoma

Wales Bonner Calm Wool Polo Sweater
Wales Bonner

Wales Bonner Calm Wool Polo Sweater, $960 at Saks

Oversized Knits

For cozy, autumnal vibes, wear as a minidress and pair with textured boots.

We The Free The Feels Cable Sweater
We The Free

We The Free The Feels Cable Sweater, $148 at Free People

Zara Open Knit Cape Sweater
Zara

Zara Open Knit Cape Sweater, $59.90 at Zara

COS Funnel-Neck Mohair Tunic
COS

COS Funnel-Neck Mohair Tunic in Yellow, $225 at COS

Doen Olympus Cable-Knit Merino Wool Sweater
Dôen

Dôen Olympus Cable-Knit Merino Wool Sweater, $500 at Net-a-Porter

HM Oversized Rib-Knit Sweater
H&M

H&M Oversized Rib-Knit Sweater in Black/Striped, $19.99 at H&M

High-Hem Coats

See above.

Mango Double-Sided Faux Leather Blazer
Mango

Mango Double-Sided Faux Leather Blazer in Black, $199.99 at Mango

Zara Double Breasted High Collar Wool Blend Coat
Zara

Zara Double Breasted High Collar Wool Blend Coat in Black, $129 at Zara

Khaite The Grizzo Jacket
Khaite

Khaite The Grizzo Jacket in Bryce, $880 at Khaite

J.Crew Short Trench Coat
J.Crew

J.Crew Short Trench Coat in Vintage Khaki, $298 at J.Crew

Ganni Recycled Belted Wool-Blend Jacket
Ganni

Ganni Recycled Belted Wool-Blend Jacket, $575 at Net-a-Porter

Oversized Button-Downs

Pair with briefs, a blazer and loafers.

The Frankie Shop Dallas Oversized Pinstriped Denim Shirt
The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop Dallas Oversized Pinstriped Denim Shirt in Beige, $199 at Net-a-Porter

Zara Oversized Shirt
Zara

Zara Oversized Shirt in Bluish, $39.90 at Zara

AGOLDE Odele Cotton-Corduroy Shirt
AGOLDE

AGOLDE Odele Cotton-Corduroy Shirt, $240 at Net-a-Porter

We The Free Freddie Shirt
We The Free

We The Free Freddie Shirt in Optic White, $108 at Free People

TOTEME Half-Button Organic-Cotton Shirt
TOTEME

TOTEME Half-Button Organic-Cotton Shirt, $432 at Matches Fashion

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