Designer Trousers Trends are Shaped by a Year in a Lockdown

Products • 21/05/21

Restrictions are lifting – we are back to eating indoors, returning to the offices and can officially shower our loved ones with hugs. Although people are returning to pre-pandemic routines, not many feel like ditching comfortable loungewear just yet. And this is shaping the upcoming trends of designer trousers.

Comfort was becoming rather prevalent as a fashion choice even prior to COVID. We’ve seen rise in atleisure and have long since stopped being shocked by seeing strict business lady suits paired with trainers. But in the past year we’ve learned just how much we love comfort and how easy it is to get used to.

With the lockdown in full blow and video calls being the new normal, majority of people would only dress from the waist up. The bottoms would remain being comfortable loungewear, be it silky pajamas or designer fleece joggers.

Products such as sweatpants and leggings have increased in sales by 64% in the past year. And seeing such demand in the market it would have been foolish for the big brands not to realise what the next designer trousers trend will be.

Sweatpants is one of the covid-fueled lifestyle changes everyone seems to be in an agreement of keeping. The only but is that the consumer now wants to be comfortable AND fashionable. Designer houses always hear the consumer first, and thus luxury brands are normalising everyday styles with comfortable yet chic fits.

Cargo pants, dad pants, track pants and other styles of comfort-orientated designer trousers are steadily increasing in demand. Clearly, the consumers are not ready to give up on the comfortable bottoms they’ve grown accustomed to. And, as opposed to a common belief, it’s not fashion powerhouses that set the trends – it's the public demand.

This fall we expect plush textures and matching sets to be the hottest trend as comfort isn’t going out of style. The impact of comfort-orientated bottoms is already visible on streets that are being re- populated. A lot of designer trousers worn include more moveable fabrics and drawstring waists, while skinny jeans are being replaced by wide leg styles.

Comfortable bottom styles can be dressed up, too – think of split-hem leggings. A pair of sneakers keeps them casual for a day, a married with heels and jewellery they transform into a night-out outfit. The conclusion is that the consumer no longer wants fancy yet impractical designs to make a statement. And designer trousers trend is to follow the new demand for comfortable yet elegant bottoms.

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