Are you ready to trade in your sweats for this throwback?

By Samantha Sutton
Nov 19, 2020 @ 10:24 am
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At this point, we've seen it all, from the questionable return of popcorn shirts to a whole lot of butt fashion. But, the rise of PVC pants in the middle of a pandemic? Yeah, that one kind of threw us for a loop (and made us question our rotation of sweats and leggings). Still, it's happening. Taking to Instagram recently, Kylie Jenner posted a picture of herself wearing an orange LaQuan Smith option, while Hailey Bieber stepped in a deep purple, latex alternative back in October. After months of comfy clothes, it's as if this super sexy, super bold, '00s trend is suddenly everywhere — and now we, too, want to invest in a pair of  PVC pants.

We're aware this comeback isn't exactly new-new: stars like Kim Kardashian have been loving PVC and latex everything for years. However, as more famous women get on board and embrace this look, we've been convinced to give these bottoms a try. See how the stars style PVC pants, ahead, then shop similar options if you're looking to punch up your socially distant wardrobe.

Kylie Jenner Wore a Pair of Orange PVC Pants

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They're from LaQuan Smith's Spring 2021 collection, so while they do look holiday-friendly, she's really giving us a sneak peek at what's to come.

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Hailey Bieber Is Also a Fan of the Trend

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In October, she wore a tight pair with a big-buckle belt while grabbing dinner with her husband.

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This Style Brings Us Back to the Early '00s

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For some reason, all those patent leather remind us of Lizzie McGuire, but they were truly a staple in every pop star's stage wardrobe in the late '90s and early '00s.

Rebel Wilson Even Wore Similar Shiny Bottoms

Lizzie McGuire cosplay for a day of outdoor activities? We're into it.

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Kim Kardashian Is Possibly a Lifelong Fan

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We need to give credit where credit is due. She's been wearing these babies for years, and continues to do so now they're trending.

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Dua Lipa Has Her Own Colorful Pair

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She balanced out the bright pink with a black jacket and black slides.

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Even TikTok Stars Are Embracing This Look

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Addison Rae's red PVC pants from October has us on the lookout. It's only a matter of time before Gen Z's fashion lovers follow her lead.

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They're Taking Over The Internet

Bebe Rexha proved they're great to dance in — and that they pair well with a bejeweled top! — when she showed off her moves alongside another well-known TikToker, Charli D’Amelio.

PVC Pants Are Super Sexy

While they look great with chunky sweaters and spice up simple button-downs, the true throwback way to style them is with a crop top, bralett, or bathing suit, like Elsa Hosk.

And, It Seems Like They're Here to Stay

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PVC pants were also spotted on the set of the new Gossip Girl spin-off. Considering we're already taking fashion cues from this show, we'll follow Jordan Alexander's lead and give them a try before the 2021 premiere.

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