Back in August, Kaia Gerber debuted a new collab with Bleusalt and while they're called The Kaia Pant, they're absolutely just very luxe flared leggings.
Gerber is pretty regularly held up as a Gen Z style icon, especially for her recent couple-dressing efforts with Aussie actor Jacob Elordi. Her endorsement of the comfy flared yoga pants look definitely alerted people to the growing popularity of the trend.
However, we knew we'd reached the flared leggings tipping point when one Miss Emma Chamberlain tweeted her feelings about the once regrettable look. "is it bad that i want flare yoga pants and uggs to come back im so sorry but it was so comfortable please," the YouTube star tweeted in early October.
While there were *many* people in her replies absolutely disavowing the return of the flared-yoga-pant-legging-whatever-you-wanna-call-it situation of the 2000s, others were pretty on board!
"oh they are so good can u bring them back for us everyone listens to u," replied one user. Well, taking to her Instagram stories, it looks like Chamberlain is doing exactly that.
In her post, Chamberlain styled her flared leggings with a simple grey Nike jumper, over what looks like a white mock-neck shirt and a fittingly comfy wide white headband.
Pretty much instantly flared leggings née yoga pants were trending on TikTok, with users posting their videos of themselves trying on the trend.
And inevitably, there came the videos roasting Gen Z for their sudden flipflop on this divisive throwback trend.
Whether you're suddenly shook that the yoga pants you've been neglecting in the back of your cupboard are now deemed cool again, or you're baby and are googling for a cute pair yourself, it looks one thing we can all agree on is sticking around: dressing for comfort. Hard agree on that.
Our pick of the best flared leggings to shop now
Frankie Flares, $90 from Hara The Label.
In The Movies Ribbed Knit Pants, $81 from Verge Girl.
Carmel Textured Flare, $24.99 from Cotton On.