It’s Hammertime….again? I never thought parachute pants would come back...but hey, neon came back big time, so you never know. Whatever you call them, the poofy pants made famous by AC Slater and MC Hammer are back in style. Stars like Kim Kardashian have been snapped wearing hammer pants this summer.
You’re in luck if baggy enormous pants are your thing, because right now you’re at the top of the fashion curve. One could also argue that these pants are a relaxed response to body-conscious skinny jeans and leggings. But I can’t think of an instance where I’ve looked back at early 90s fashion and missed a single thing about it. In fact, who doesn’t cringe and laugh when they watch old episodes of Saved By The Bell or see MC Hammer himself on VH1?
My rule of thumb in fashion is: if something is trendy, it’s not automatically a good idea. Kim Kardashian is beautiful, and while these pants do a great job showing off her tiny waist, they make her look overall more bulky than she really is. And your clothes should always accentuate your best assets and make you look great - and I don’t see how hammer pants are flattering for anyone.
File hammer pants under: “Just Because It’s In Doesn’t Mean I Should Wear It”.