90s-style capri pants are back – here’s how Frankie Bridge and Gigi Hadid are wearing the trend

Capri pants, peddle pushers, whatever you call them, the cropped, slim fitting trousers are back on our fashion radar for spring. With celebs like Frankie Bridge and Gigi Hadid spotted wearing the trending trousers, it’s safe to say the vintage-style cropped leggings are making a major fashion comeback, and we are all for it.

They might have first arrive in fashion history back in the 1950s, but the 90s was when capri pants really came into their own, and now they’re being given a seriously chic makeover ready for 2024. They’re the perfect in-between pick for days when it’s too cold for shorts but you don’t want to go full trousers, and thanks to our celeb style icons we’ve got the perfect bit of inspo on how to style them.


Gigi first donned a pair of the calf-skimming pants back in 2023 and since then they’ve been slowly creeping back onto our fashion radars. The supermodel opted for a more laid back denim version, pairing her now sold out £465 Jacquemus Le De Nimes Alca Jeans with a simple black vest top and heeled black mules.

Her look was the epitome of easy 90s-inspired style, and if you want to recreate her look we’re loving these Mango Pedal Pusher Jeans In Light Blue, £30 here. The Mango version is almost identical to Gigi’s, from the light wash denim to the contrasting seam detail down the front, making them perfect for copying her off-duty style.

Another celeb who’s firmly aboard the capri pants trend train is Frankie Bridge, who recently shared an amazing pair of leopard print pedal pushers in her weekly Frankie’s Faves roundup. Her exact trousers were the Topshop Leopard Print Capri, £36 here, with the presenter saying: “The return of the capri pants! Who else used to be obsessed with these when they were younger? I really didn’t think I was going to enjoy these when I tried them, but annoyingly I;m sucked in again. This leopard print pair ticks all the boxes. Affordable, well fitting and leopard trend!”

Mango’s all-black capri pants are a great minimalist option ( Image: Mango)
If you prefer a more minimalist look, this all-black pair, Belted Capri Trousers, £29.99 here, from Mango are the perfect slim fitting style. They stop just below the knee with a subtle split hem and a mid-rise waist with a matching patent belt for some added details.

For those who are all about print this spring – or just love the original 1950s style – Roman’s Gingham Cropped Stretch Trouser, £26 here, are great for getting the retro vibe whilst still looking chic and on trend. They’re also slightly longer, coming to mid-shin which is great for cooler days of for those who want a little extra coverage. It’s official – the pedal pusher is back, and we’re definitely a fan.

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