Five Pairs of Not-Tight Pants That’ll Remind You of Life Before Skinnies

Things were so simple (and loose) back then, but someone had to come along and decide SpongeBob proportions were attractive — which they can be.

Although we like our uber-clingy denim as much as the next aspiring rock star, something in the water’s making us long for bottoms that don’t outline the bad kind of VPL or, even worse, wedgies.

Maybe it’s because wide, pajama-like trousers worn with a ribbed crew-neck sweater and dirtied Jack Purcells remind us of sleeping, which we’d rather be doing most of the time anyway. Maybe we’re unaccustomed to the comparative roominess low-slung peg-legs afford. Or maybe it’s just because we think our limbs shouldn’t resemble fabric-encased hot dogs all the time.

Where have all the good, nonrestrictive pants gone? They’re right here.

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