parachute pants

plural noun

: baggy casual pants of lightweight fabric often with an elastic or drawstring at the waist and the cuffs

Examples of parachute pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leaning back into the nostalgic style of the early aughts is this pair of cargo parachute pants from Amazon. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 Organizers are promising to bring back fashion hits and misses — from poodle skirts and bell bottoms to parachute pants and fanny packs. Michael James Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Though her look was a master class in comfy-casual style, the main attraction was her baggy parachute pants. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 These parachute pants from Gemma + Jane offer the perfect balance of comfort and style with their elastic waist, relaxed fit, and breathable polyester fabric. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 This isn’t the first time the two have worked with VS Pink, but their new drop is reflective of the duo’s personal style with pieces like matching workout sets with lace details, mesh panel tops, and baggy parachute pants. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 1 Sep. 2023 Both wore the parachute pants in black, and Chloe paired hers with the mesh crop top in black. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 The model opted for a halter crop top in a shade of golden yellow with brown lining, paired with hot-pink parachute pants featuring drawstrings at the waist and ankles. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Aug. 2022 This summer’s key trends include low-slung parachute pants, cropped T-shirts, and fisherman sandals with socks. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 4 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parachute pants was in 1977

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“Parachute pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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