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SS23: Pants

Relevant Pants & Trousers

The strong SS23 focus on party and celebration themes is accompanied by an upheaval of dresses and skirts, which are already more relevant for the summer season. In order to maintain relevance next to those strong categories, pants need to amp it up for the next season. And as the past runways and influential style icons on social media have showcased, trousers are going to meet these expectations and set some highlight products for SS23. Comfort remains key in the category in order to propose a similarly easy-to-throw on alternative to skirts for all of those warm weather days. Wide legs, as well as light and fluid fabrics are essential here. Pajama-inspired pallazzo styles with a distinct resort appeal are accompanied by  wide loungewear pants in sheer fabric qualities, appropriate on and beyond the beach as well. Talking comfort, soft shorts with elastic waists and elongated jersey cycling shorts are turning out to be some of the new iconic products too. Such shorter styles work especially well combined in matching sets. Another alternative is offered by the Bermuda, a favorite that remains stable from the previous season. The Bermuda is adapting to new versatile lifestyles and proposes a hybrid piece that oscillates between offices, restaurants and garden parties. A focus on versatile function is also portrayed through an array of cargo styles. The cargo pant is gaining momentum and celebrates Y2K or more technical and futuristic design interpretations. Cargo looks are offering practicality and transition easily from indoors to outdoors. In satin and colorful interpretations this piece is rendered more feminine. With femininity in mind, new highlights are proposed by body-conscious, yet comfortable garments, such as leggings and nostalgic jersey flares. Both designs are flattering to a great number of body shapes and reflect the current focus on body celebration and liberation. The flared styles is especially popular with fashion-savvy, 2000s inspired clients and are set to create numerous iconic looks. With low waists and daring cut-outs around the waistline, a body part is returning to the center of attention again and similarly channeling the sense of female body-positivity. Another attention-grabbing look is found in metallic cigarette pants that guarantee show stopping moments on a summery night out and have high commercial appeal. Get ready for summery celebrations and beachwear fun: 

The Bermuda

Credits: @bayagorbusha, Vicolo, Jason Wu, @ludovicarusso, @roses_cloud

The Subversive Cut-Out

Credits: @anniemadgett, @sourceunknown.store, Drome, Zara, Ester Manas

The Next-Level Leggings

Credits: @bayagorbusha, @camillacoelhocollection, Alessandra Rich, @eugeniagzzb, @hoskelsa

The Wide Dad Look

Credits: @ushatava_live, @streetstylestars, @_rebeccajackson, @pixiemarket, @kendalljenner

The Metallic Madness

Credits: @matildadjerf, @mmaxinewylde, Missoni, @xeniaadonts, Minuit

The Soft Short

Credits: @vitaliia, @slipintostyle, Zara, @ariviere, @carodaur

The Cyclist

Credits: Boyarovskaya, @leoniehanne, @tamumecpherson, @brunalirio, @ariviere

The Nostalgia Flare

Credits: @dinaashersmith, @leahjay_, Blumarine, @sophiebatzloff, @isabelleclark

The Wide Palazzo

Credits: @valentina_muntoni, @leoniehanne, @lalersu, @patriziapepe, @ludovicarusso

The Cargo Pant

Credits: Tom Ford, @emilisindlev, @cenitch, @slipintostyle, Stella McCartney

The Plissee Style

Credits: @songofstyle, @ariviere, Harden, @sourceunknown.store, @roses_cloud

The Sheer Look

Credits: Gauchere, @theattico, @santa_brands, @jadedlndn, @hyndia

The Low Waist

Credits: @clairehornbeek, @hannahschonberg, @cenitch, @lioness, Hanna Schönberg

Pants are set to challenge skirts and dresses

Above, the most influential pants for SS23 have been deciphered. It is evident that the right balance between femininity, comfort and elegance is key to propose appropriate alternatives to skirts and dresses. Consumers will set on those styles for city trips and transitional periods, so the right focus is essential here. make sure to consider the new approach to day-dressing in your designs, which is now more evening-inspired and demanding more versatility than ever before. Make sure to consider the right fabric qualities to accentuate the female body shape and equally offer lightness and sophistication. Make sure to consider our Livetrend stamp on top of each trend. Find an explanation on the right side: 

8 December 2021