Like It or Not, This Trend Is Still Going Strong
We all know that fashion is cyclical. Most trends, even ones we’d thought had gasped their last breath, tend to return in one form or another. Whether we want them to or not. Witness the recent resurgence of opera gloves, vests and even dad hats. So it should come as no surprise that stirrup pants, the often despised fashion staples of the mid-80s, are making a big comeback.
While the thought of wearing stirrup pants may make you cringe, it’s time to give them a second chance. Today’s versions are sleeker and decidedly chicer. They play well with the massive athleisure trend as a sort of leggings version 2.0. But they’re also turning up in office-friendly styles that take inspiration from trousers. And unlike the 80s when stirrups were strictly worn inside shoes, fashion girls are opting to wear the straps on the outside as well.
Ready to give stirrup pants a try? Here are 17 pairs to shop now.
Self-Portrait 25 Inch Knitted Stirrup Trousers, $340 at Self-Portrait
Coperni C+ Heavy Jersey Stirrup Pants, $567 at Luisa Via Roma
Nanushka Darby Eco-Cady Stirrup Pants in Gray, $295 at Nanushka
The Attico Jamie Jersey Stirrup Leggings, $716 at Matches Fashion
Tom Ford Ribbed Cashmere-Blend Stirrup Leggings in Beige, $756 at Net-a-Porter
Loulou Studio Pinzon Stirrup Pants in Ivory, $198 at The Frankie Shop
Amina Muaddi x Wolford High-Rise Vegan Leather Stirrup Leggings, $324 at Moda Operandi
Wardrobe.NYC High-Rise Stirrup Leggings, $400 at mytheresa.com
Mango Basic Fuseau Leggings, $39.99 at Mango
Ganni Ribbed-Knit Stirrup Leggings, $80 at mytheresa.com
Dsquared2 Stirrup-Cuff High-Waisted Leggings, $357 at Farfetch
H&M Wool Stirrup Leggings, $59.99 at H&M
Mango Fuseau Legging With Sewing, $39.99 at Mango
& Other Stories Slim Stirrup Trousers, $89 at & Other Stories
Zara Floral Stirrup Leggings, $19.99 at Zara
Good American Essential Stirrup Legging, $69 at Good American
Simon Miller Evan Seamless Stirrup Leggings, $170 at Shopbop