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Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe can't stand Gen Z's love for baggy pants

Rachel Zoe.
Rachel Zoe told Business Insider she can't stand the Gen Z baggy jeans trend. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
  • Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe told BI she can't stand the baggy pants that Gen Z loves.

  • Zoe said her son recently asked her to buy him jeans that were "six sizes too big," and she refused.

  • But Zoe loves the "mob wife" trend that's been taking over TikTok.

If there's one Gen Z trend that Rachel Zoe can't stand, it's baggy pants.

The legendary stylist — who counts Salma Hayek, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Garner among her A-list clients — spoke with Business Insider on the red carpet at Time's "Women of the Year" gala in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

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And she was happy to share her thoughts on the trends dominating TikTok.

"This whole baggy jean thing, I don't love it," Zoe said. "It's like, why hide yourself?"

"My son begged me to buy him these jeans that were literally six sizes too big, and I was like, 'Absolutely not,'" she added with a laugh. "I can't support it."

Baggy pants
While millennials love skinny jeans, Gen Z prefers baggy denim. Delmaine Donson/Getty Images

Unlike the skinny jeans that define millennial fashion, Gen Z favors bold and baggy pants.

If you want to be more on trend but, like Zoe, can't stand oversize denim, fashion creator Krista Lavrusik gave BI some helpful tips.

The 37-year-old, who calls herself a millennial mom with Gen Z style, recommended trying high-waisted, wide-leg jeans instead.

"They're longer; it hits you where you can still wear your booties," she said. "And you can still wear that same sweater, but tuck it in and then belt it."

Charlize Theron in October 2023
Charlize Theron paired socks with heels during The Hollywood Reporter's Beauty Dinner on October 25, 2023.Emma McIntyre/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

We also asked Zoe about some recent red-carpet trends, and she isn't a fan of pairing socks with high heels — which has been spotted on stars including Sydney Sweeney and Charlize Theron.

But Zoe has been loving the "mob wife" trend, which embraces bold and dramatic fashion like fur coats, animal print, and red lipstick.

"I think it's hilarious because I'm pretty sure I've been dressing like a mob wife my entire life," Zoe said. "I just recently saw a picture of myself at 13, and I was in lamé and faux fur."

"You are who you are," she added. "I think it's funny it has a trend now."

Read the original article on Business Insider