Hailey Bieber has boarded the tights as pants train. Following in the footsteps of fellow nepo baby Kendall Jenner, the model stepped out in New York City wearing an oversized leather jacket over sheer black hosiery.
Bieber, a master of effortless cool, layered a V-neck sweater and a micro-miniskirt under the baggy jacket. On bottom, she donned a pair of white crew socks and black leather loafers, lending the ensemble a casually preppy feel.
Bieber's 'fit is one of many celebrity takes on the bottomless 'fit trend, sparked by none other than Kendall Jenner. Back in November 2022, the reality TV star turned catwalker was photographed wearing look number 17 from Bottega Veneta's Spring/Summer 2023 collection: a slouchy knit sweater paired with black briefs and sheer tights.
While Kendall's Liza Minnelli-meets-Edie Sedgwick style moment sent the tights as pants trend into the stratosphere, it was actually little sis Kylie who wore the look first. A few months prior, the junior Jenner attended Loewe's SS23 runway show in a pair of the brand's white tighty whities and black tights.
While wearing tights as pants is a relatively recent phenomenon, underwear as outerwear has been on the rise ever since Bella Hadid stepped out in a pair of teeny tiny shorts paired with platform UGGs last September. Hadid's leggy ensemble was quickly followed by more visible underwear moments, both off and on the runway. (See: Julia Fox in a leather bikini at Milan Fashion Week, Versace's lacy bustiers, and Prada's sheer nightgowns.)