Cropped Trousers Are Under Threat From Puddle Pants—8 Celeb Looks That Prove It

Five years ago, if someone told me that cropped trousers would be passé in just a few years, I don't know that I would have believed it. At 5'4", I'm used to spending a good amount of time and money at the tailor or shopping for trousers with an inseam of 28 inches or fewer. But now it's 2022, and it's all about extra-long puddle pants. Celebrities have been solidifying the importance of this trend more and more every day.

Puddle pants are pretty much exactly how they sound: ultra-long trousers (or jeans) that pool around the ankles, dragging on the floor. Trousers dragging on the floor isn't really music to my ears, but a trend is a trend, and you can always wear heels to minimize the dragging. But some celebs, such as Zoë Kravitz, are embracing the puddle and even wearing flats with it. Others, such as Kate Middleton and Rihanna, are wearing them with their highest heels. Whatever your shoe preference, puddle pants are shaping up to be one of the biggest trouser trends of 2022. Scroll on to see which stylish celebs are wearing, and shop my favourite puddly pairs. 

Zoe Kravitz puddle pants

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Zoë Kravitz wore her puddle pants with flats (well, flatforms) to make them extra puddly. 

On Zoë Kravitz: The Row Zipped Boot 1 Suede boots (£1290)

Bella Hadid puddle pants

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Bella Hadid's jeans (which she also wears with flats) formed the perfect pool around her ankles.

On Bella Hadid: Prada vintage bag

Kate Middleton puddle pants

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Kate Middleton has worn her share of cropped pants in the past, but she seems to have gotten the puddle-pants memo.

On Kate Middleton: Jigsaw pants; Anderson's Leather Belt (£98); Emmy London Josie Pumps (£415)

Chrissy Teigen puddle pants

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Chrissy Teigen's chic jumpsuit shows plenty of skin but not at the ankles.

On Chrissy Teigen: Paco Rabanne Mini Sparkle Crossbody Bag (£570)

Jennifer Lopez puddle pants

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The coolest way to wear the cargo-pant trend? An extra-long pair with sneakers.

On Jennifer Lopez: Orée New York sneakers

Rihanna puddle pants

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Rihanna's pink puddle pants went viral when she wore them recently.

On Rihanna: R13 Oversized Workwear Bomber Jacket (£705); Bottega Veneta Intreccio Bralette (£525); Vetements Flared Distressed Jeans (£910); Amina Muaddi Ursina Snakeskin Crystal Ankle-Strap Pumps (£890)

Sydney Sweeney puddle pants

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The suiting trend is still going strong, but the most 2022 way to wear it is with a pair of floor-grazing trousers.

WHO: Sydney Sweeney

Kaia gerber puddle pants

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Kaia Gerber is a puddle-pants pro, often wearing them with polished pieces and sneakers.

On Kaia Gerber: Prada coat; Celine bag and sunglasses; Adidas sneakers

Shop the Internet's Best Puddle Pants

You know these are good because Reformation keeps releasing these in different colours.

Sophisticated pink trousers are hard to find—you're welcome.

Puddle pants don't get any better than these.

This low-rise pair hits on multiple trends.

Coordinate with the matching shirt. 

I'd like for my summer wardrobe to revolve around these trousers.

Easily pair puddle pants with sandals or trainers. 

If you're of average height (or want to wear flats), these are puddle pants.

Another great Urban Outfitters pair to snag before they sell out.

If there were ever a time to buy a pair of cargo pants, it's now.

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