Pedal Pushers Are Making A Comeback

Pedal Pushers Are Making A Comeback


Pedal Pushers Are Making A Comeback

From Kardashians to Hadids, these below-the-knee pants are making an undeniable return to the fashion scene.

From Kardashians to Hadids, these below-the-knee pants are making an undeniable return to the fashion scene.

Text: Trishna Rikhy

It’s no secret that trends from the early 2000s are making a bold comeback in the 2020s. Y2K fashion has infiltrated the runway and the mainstream, from chunky barrette clips to fitted mini-skirts to low-rise bottoms and ultra-cropped tanks, and now, another decades-old style is coming out just in time for summer: pedal pusher pants.

This spring, influencers and celebrities have been on track with the returning trend, wearing the just-below-the-knee style for casual days out—like Kendall Jenner, who wore cropped pedal pusher yoga pants—or for glamorous nights on the town—like Kim Kardashian, who flexed a crimson pair of leather pants in a bold outfit this season.

Image via MEGA

Image via MEGA

Whatever the occasion, it seems pedal pushers are returning in full swing. For athletics, they’re available in plentiful styles; for more formal occasions, streetwear-esque pedal pushers are popping out in vibrant hues and edgy fabrics.

And, perfect for summer, colorful and printed pedal pushers are going to be the biggest thing this season. Just ask Bella Hadid, who wore super-cute, feminine floral pedal pushers in red and hot pink this week.

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The proof is in the pudding—following the latest Y2K styles returning to the mainstream are pedal pushers. Need to find a staple pair that fit your aesthetic in time for summer? Look no further. Whether you want to follow Kendall’s lead and wear them to the gym, Bella’s and wear them on a summer-y trip, or take a note from Kim and wear them out and about the urban scape, these are the pedal pushers for you.

Helmut Lang Pedal Pushers ($175)

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Bringing a 2000s classic back with all the sophistication and grace of the 2020s, Helmut Lang’s classic pedal pushers are a throwback essential. With a fitted style and jersey fabric, these are perfectly cropped below the knee, simple and sleek to pair with a top and shoes to fit any summer occasion. And with a pull-on waistband, these couldn’t be any comfier.

LNA Pedal Pusher Legging ($88)

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For a Jenner-esque, model-off-duty feel, pedal pusher athletic leggings are an absolute must. Hitting just above the thigh, these high-rise leggings are practical and stylish, perfect for hitting the gym and grabbing a bite to eat after. For a truly Y2K look, pair with some chunky sneakers and a cropped tank.

The Elder Statesman Med Rib Pedal Pushers ($685)

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Bright, fun and flirty, these pedal pushers are using a classic cut with contemporary, trendy colors and fabrics to make just the right blend of old and new. In warm mustard, these fitted pedal pusher pants are made from 100% knit cashmere in Los Angeles, detailed with a ribbed material for peak everyday stylishness.

Khaite The Nicole Pedal Pusher ($820)

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Who said pedal pushers have to be limited to casual wear? With a fresh cropped length and pintucking details plus notched hems, these sleek pedal pushers are feminine and elegant, a sophisticated take on the cropped cut. Just as wearable around the office as they are on a night out, these are the pedal pushers of the modern woman.

N Duo It’s 90 Degrees Cotton Blend Pedal Pushers ($340)

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Bright and vibrant for the spring/summer season, these are an everyday staple in the world of pedal pushers. Structured to perfection, these high-rise, knee-length pants with small side slit details are fun and fresh, ideal for picnic afternoons and evenings in the outdoors.

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