It's official, the 'no pants' trend is sticking around for summer 2023—but how do we rock this celeb-approved look IRL?

Pants? No thanks.

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber pictured wearing the 'no pants' trend/ in a purple gradient, two-picture template
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While the celebs of the world usually encourage us to add to our capsule wardrobes, this latest 'no pants' trend might require retiring some of our staple trousers and jeans for summer...

Yes, it seems everyone, from Florence Pugh to Hailey Bieber, is ditching their trousers and skirts and rocking what's now been dubbed the 'no pants' look, on and off the red carpet. And while we know this trending term perhaps sounds a little risque, it's actually way more wearable—and dare we say, chic—than you might think.

So, for anyone wanting to try out a barely-there fit, here's everything you need to know about the trend—plus some celeb style inspo, so you can rock it with confidence!

What is the 'no pants' trend, exactly?

Now before we dive into this, for our non-US readers, no this trend does not mean literally going commando.

Underwear is definitely required for this look, in fact, it's pretty key to the ensemble! Though you could think of it as the opposite of the 'exposed thong' trend—which is also having a revival, by the way. 

The 'no pants' trend refers to ditching trousers, skirts and whatever else you might wear below the waist and instead stepping out in oversized tops or jackets that give the impression that you're not wearing pants underneath. Take this look from Emily Ratajkowski for instance...

Emily Ratajkowski wears an oversized blazer/dress as she attends the Jonathan Simkhai show during New York Fashion Week: The Show at 180 Maiden Lane on February 10, 2023 in New York City.

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OR, actually having your underwear visible, for example through a sheer dress or skirt—like Florence Pugh's recent sheer skirt moment, which is by far one of our favorite Florence fashion moments, or Kendall's Met Gala after-party fit.

Kendall Jenner wears black underwear and a sheer, silver leotard while heading to a Met Gala afterparty on May 01, 2023 in New York City

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Celebs like Kylie Kenner have even taken the trend to the next level by wearing their undies over tights, but we understand if this might be a step too far! 

Hailey Bieber has also recently debuted her take on the no-undies look, stepping out on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, wearing an oversized football jersey as a mini dress of sorts, paired with a pair of sneakers. This look does prove that there's some summer outfit potential in this trend...

Hailey Bieber wears a football jersey as a dress on June 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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This trend is sexy, cool and totally empowering but while it does look great on the red carpet and such, is it really a practical style to incorporate into our summer styling?

How to rock the 'no pants' look IRL

This trend is perfect for a bold and edgy party look, or a festival fit for that matter, and there are a few ways you can go about pulling it off.

The first is with a sheer dress, skirt, or even trousers—over a bodysuit or matching bra and thong. Alternatively, you can wear an oversized blazer or shirt as a makeshift dress, with heels or loafers and a cute pair of silver huggie hoops...

1. Sheer staples

Sheer pieces are a must for pulling off this look, plus they're so on trend right now!


ZARA Rhinestone Mesh Mini Skirt 

RRP: $45.90 

This rhinestone skirt is perfect for jumping on the 'no pants' bandwagon!

Pair with a black thong or some high-waisted underwear. The coordinating top is also available here at Zara.


ZARA Long Organza Dress

RRP: $39.90

This maxi sheer dress comes in a stunning lilac shade, with long sleeves and a high neck.

Pair with a bodysuit and blazer for an edgy 90s-era look.


Topshop lace and mesh maxi skirt in black

RRP: $60

If you like the idea of Kylie's look, but aren't feeling up to channeling a superhero and wearing your undies over some tights—a sheer skirt like this one is a good alternative!

2. Bodysuits

Bodysuits are great for styling under your sheer dress or skirts, of ever under a oversized top or jackets, for some extra layering!


ASOS DESIGN Seamless Double-Layer Racer Bodysuit 

RRP: $26

A bodysuit is essential for repping this no-pant look! This one from ASOS is seamless and double-layered and available in sizes 0 to 14.


ASOS DESIGN Seamless Cami Sculpting Bodysuit 

RRP: $29

Another great option, this bodysuit is also perfect for spring styling with it's thin straps and low-cut back. Available in sizes S to L.

3. Oversized blazers

Taking inspo from Emily Ratajkowski, a blazer is also another route to pulling of this statement trend...


ZARA Basic Blazer 

RRP: $89.90

An oversized black blazer is not only a wardrobe staple but is great piece for trying a no-pants look or dipping your toe in the water with a micro skirt or mini dress underneath.


COS Regular-Fit Single-Breasted Wool Blazer

RRP: $190

This formal number is also ideal for trying this pantless look. To achieve a mini dress length, we'd recommend sizing up by one or two sizes, for an oversized fit,

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.