In the 2000s, capri pants dominated celebrity fashion. Pop culture icons from Beyoncé to Rihanna to Christina Aguilera were sporting the bottoms for every type of occasion, turning capri pants into a hallmark of the Y2K era. But, in the years since the pants have been labeled “cheugy,” finding themselves on the list of trends fashion-lovers swore would never return– until now. The trend cycle has made its way back around again and capri pants have become one of this summer’s hottest pieces.
Capri pants were designed by Sonja de Lennart in 1948, and they quickly grew in popularity in the 1950s and ‘60s. Many celebrities of the era donned the bottoms and the pants themselves became staples in the wardrobes of icons like Audrey Hepburn and Bridgette Bardot. After falling out of popular fashion in the succeeding decades, capri pants made a return in the closets of our favorite 2000s celebrities.