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From scrunchies to oversized blazers and velvet dresses, there are plenty of ’80s trends that have made a comeback in recent years, but there’s one flattering and comfortable style that’s taken Hollywood by storm in particular lately: pleated pants.
In the last verse The Drew Barrymore Showhost Drew Barrymore appeared alongside Property brothers stars Drew and Jonathan Scott while wearing brown pleated pants with a matching blazer. She paired the pants with a silky blouse that featured an extra-long tie.
Not only are pleated pants so elegant for work, happy hour, or other fun events, they’re also a more comfortable option than jeans thanks to their looser silhouette and breathability. Shop the pleated pants below for just $19 at Amazon and Nordstrom.
Favorite Daughter The Favorite Pant Pleat Pant, $218; nordstrom.com
Endless Rose Classic Pleated Suit Trousers, $90; nordstrom.com
Free People Calla Pleated Pants, $98; nordstrom.com
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Also, Barrymore isn’t the only star to rock the pleated pants. In the fall, Meghan Markle appeared on the Invictus Games red carpet with Prince Harry, wearing beige wide-leg pleated pants. Eva Longoria also wore wide-leg, pleated-front pants while out and about in Los Angeles, and Hailey Bieber even took the trend to shorter lengths with her short pleated skirt during a recent coffee date with Justin Bieber.
Designed with functionality in mind, the pleats expand as you move to prevent seam tension and unsightly creases. And for just $34, you can get a pair of comfortable pleated pants on Amazon, and they’re likely a best-seller in the women’s casual pants category. With over 7,800 buyers, the Tronjori Palazzo Pants are made from 100 percent polyester and feature front pleats and a wide silhouette. They’ve garnered over 7,000 perfect scores from buyers who called them “super flattering” and “very comfortable” in reviews, and have the added bonus of front pockets.
Longoria is a fan of pleating her pants, and the Milumia wide leg pleated pants are so similar to a pair she wore back in August. Made from a blend of polyester and spandex, the pants are thick and opaque to prevent unnecessary lines. In addition, they have a high waist and a fashionable wide leg, which offer more room with pleats in the front. The AVelcro closure pants are easy to slip on and off and feature front pockets.
Buy it! Milumia Wide Leg Pleated Pants, $30.99; amazon.com
An even more comfortable take on the trend, these $19 wide-leg palazzo pants from Made by Johnny look work-ready but feel like sweatpants. The trousers are completely fashionable thanks to their wide leg and adjustable waist. Speaking of convenience, buyers love it. “The pants are incredibly flowy and comfortable and look great with lots of different tops,” said one five-star reviewer, adding that they don’t shrink in the wash.
Buy it! Made by Johnny Pleated Wide-Leg Palazzo Pants, $18.45; amazon.com
Whether you’re looking for a new pair of work pants or a comfortable alternative to jeans, pleated pants are a classic addition to your winter wardrobe. Check out more pleated pants inspired by Barrymore’s latest looks below.