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Luxe to Less 6 February 2024

Luxe to Less: How to Style the Pantless Trend

It's a trend that mightn't be for the faint hearted, but certainly one to try. Here's why the world's fashion forward have decided to go pant-less.

Introduced to us via the runway and popularised by the Hollywood elite, fashionistas are swapping out their pants for leggings and micro shorts, and you should, too.


Words By Brittany Lyons

Luxe

As with many other trends set by the global fashion industry, the pantless trend of 2023-24 was absolutely conjured up by the luxury houses born out of Europes most stylish cities. The Prada group’s younger and more vibrant brand, Miu Miu, is definitely one of the luxury brands responsible for getting rid of the necessity of pants, in 2023.

You might recall at the F/W2023 Miu Miu Show,  Miuccia Prada replaced many of the traditional bottoms, such as pants, skirts and whatever else, with bejewelled underwear, paired with tights. So, for the Luxe iteration of how to recreate the pantless trend from home, it makes all too much sense to include a bunch of Miu Miu goodies!

To kick off the luxurious pantless trend, allow us to introduce essentially where it all started, the Miu Miu Logo-patch cotton briefs. This posh take on a classic underwear shape has been designed as a piece of outerwear, and not to be hidden under layers of clothes (honestly and why would you for that price tag!).

To ensure the intended pantless look captures its original Miu Miu heritage for the cooler months, we recommend pairing these briefs with a pair of semi-sheer tights, these Raey elongated knitted socks and this adorable Miu Miu Ribbed-Knit Cashmere Polo Shirt.

Complete the preppy yet risqué look with these iconic pair of Miu Miu kitten heel pumps, and you’ve successfully recreated a trend exactly the way it was intended, cherry-picked from the crème de la crème of fashion’s elite.

Oh, and if Miu Miu isn’t your thing, then the generous people chez Dolce & Gabbana also have some luxurious pantless brief options, too. These silk satin pair ooze nighttime chic and would perfectly suit your next Mob-Wife aesthetic look!

Miu Miu Logo-patch Cotton Briefs, $525, Farfetch

Less

We get it, why should a trend with minimal cover-up and minimal fabric have to cost us an arm and (literally) a leg, so the mid-range contemporary market is a great place to start.

Thankfully, Canadian contemporary retailer SSENSE has a plethora of options for those seeking to jump aboard the pantless trend, who don’t necessarily want to be investing in high-end luxury goods, as above.

One of our go-to contemporary brands at SSENSE is MARINE SERRE. This exceptionally young and impressive French designer takes a great deal of inspiration from Middle Eastern symbols and influences. You no doubt would recognise her moon symbol tights and long sleeve fitted garments which have gained notoriety over the past few years.

To recreate the Miu Miu-inspired look from above, in a MARINE SERRE way, we suggest investing in a pair of her iconic tights. The motif featured on the Khaki Flocked Monogram Tights is the perfect amount of busy to detract from the fact that you’ll be stepping outside without your usual pair of pants. Oh, and on that, the briefs you’ll be sporting over the top of the tights, Serre has you covered, again.

The Black Embroidered Briefs from Serre are the ideal mix of formal and funky, the perfect no-pants, pants.

To ensure the original winter warmth vibe this trend was born with, we’ve suggested this cozy yellow sweater from our friends at CAMILLA & MARC, as well as this pair of snuggly uggs from the brand, Mou.

Marine Serre Khaki Moonogram Flocked Tights, was $345 now $155, SSENSE

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Lastly, who said no pantless needs to be pricey? Not us! Here you’ll find the accessible, affordable yet still très chic fashion options that will have you nailing the no-pants look, in no time.

As with many trend-based fads, we can always count on retailers such as ASOS and The Iconic to deliver us options to try the trend without needing to invest a bunch.

To embrace the vibe that is the pantless trend in 2024, allow us to point you in the direction of brands Cotton On, Topshop & Aere.

Starting with the no-pants, pants, shall we build a look around these white Boxer Briefs by Monki, or perhaps these green lacey ones from Topshop? Starting there, let’s add in some tights, the Glitter Fishnet Tights look like the perfect option to dress up these knickers.

Top it all off with this long sleep neon top from Topshop, then these pointed heels from the same brand, and you’ve nailed the pantless look on a budget.

Monki Boxer Briefs in White, $21, ASOS