This Questionable Outfit From Miss Congeniality Has Become the Biggest Trend of 2020
And, no, it's not the little purple dress.
Here's a shocking tidbit we recently learned: This December, the movie Miss Congeniality will turn 20 years old. And, while it might not seem like two decades since Sandra Bullock played Grace Hart (err...Gracie Lou Freebush!), an FBI agent who goes undercover at the Miss United States pageant, the fashion tells a different story. Mostly because, like a variety of '00s trends, the film's outfits are suddenly everywhere again.
We're not just talking Grace's post-makeover, purple mini dress, either (although we wouldn't be surprised to spot that one on the red carpet sometime soon). Rather, it's her work look — which, yes, was definitely the butt of a few jokes — that models, celebrities, and even designers are loving.
Baggy black pants paired with chunky black shoes are having a moment in 2020. While Grace's version was questionable at best (and the one from the 2005 sequel wasn't much better), we're not mad at seeing it pop up again, especially because the pairing has been updated for current times.
Take a look at the celebs who have been spotted wearing this curious Miss Congeniality combo, then see why you should should give it a try yourself.
Emily Ratajkowski Is Definitely a Fan
In early March, the star was was seen walking her dog in baggy black pants and black sneakers. She kept things simple, adding a white turtleneck and beige blazer to complete the look.
Bella Hadid Has Worn It Multiple Times, Too
Her graphic tee gave things a casual twist while long, beaded drop earrings provided the perfect finishing touch.
Hailey Bieber Made It All Her Own
This combo got a whole new vibe after the model swapped out the slacks and chose baggy leather pants instead.
Ella Balinska Helped Pioneer the Trend
The actress wore baggy black pants and chunky black shoes to an event last August, but we're not too surprised. After all, she is the same star who also helped bring back the mid-section belt from 2005, which she wore while promoting Charlie's Angels.
It's Perfect If You're Traveling
Simply style your oversized bottoms with a large cozy sweater, just like BLACKPINK's Jennie did at the airport.
This Pairing Isn't Going Anywhere
We spotted baggy black pants and chunky black shoes on Valentino's Fall 2020 runway.
It Also Made an Appearance at Stella McCartney
Pointed-toe heels made the combination seem more dressed-up and fancy.
Bottega Veneta Showed Us There's More Than One Way to Wear It
Trade in your baggy pants for a baggy jumpsuit instead.
Even Burberry Included the Look In Its Spring 2020 Collection
Styled with its signature trench, of course. Classic!
In Real Life, Just Add a Blazer
Try something bright instead of black, which will add a pop of color and make things more fun.
A Cardigan Will Also Look Pretty Sweet
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We love the mixture of a feminine top with such a casual, relaxed bottom.
When in Doubt, Go With a Leather Jacket
As well as a white button-down. These wardrobe staples look great with everything, and will turn the combo into something clean and polished.
Baggy Black Pants and Chunky Black Shoes Work For Warmer Days, Too
Style them with a breezy tank and — boom! — you've got yourself a sleek summer ensemble for a night out with friends.
Go Full '90s
Elsa Hosk officially inspired us to break out a tube top. Something tight and form-fitting will help balance out the loose pants.
All-Black Everything Works Every Time
Not only is it a good trick if you're in a jam, it'll also help you nail the monochromatic trend.
Don't Be Afraid to Get Comfy
Black track pants can easily take the place of something structured and are the cozier option for weekend activities.