Poppered Trousers Are Back

(minus Kappa this time)

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Like us, you probably spent a considerable amount of our childhood pestering your parents to buy you Adidas or Kappa poppered tracksuit bottoms. 

They were the epitome of fugly and the fact they could potentially be ripped clean off you at break time added a thrilling element of jeopardy to wearing them (our Culture Director Lena de Casparis would wear shorts underneath in case this happened. Smooth.). But we wanted them so bad.

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Basically, we were pioneers of athleisure. Way ahead of our time.

Sadly, like all great 90s trends, they died a death.

Warehouse's AW16 collection features black and blue denim poppered flares

But they're back, kind of. Just like Pokemon and chokers. Yay.

Thankfully, this time they're actually cool with their core feature (the poppers) having been adopted by buzzy brands including Monse (seen below on Kate Boswoth), Mugler and J Brand and high street favourites Zara and Warehouse.

MUGLER. 🇨🇦

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Expect the latter's version in black and blue denim to be a sell out when they hit stores next month.

thank you @monsemaison ❤️ #upfronts2016 #TheArtOfMore

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This time they're studding flares and culottes and they are decidedly more sophisticated than before (not that that's too hard..)

Uterque and Zara are currently selling similar styles

ELLE's Accessories Editor and street style favourite Donna Wallace was, as ever, way ahead of the curve and has been wearing her beloved poppered Claudie Pierlot trousers since last autumn.

Donna Wallace wearing her Claudie Pierlot poppered trousers
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