What Are Parachute Pants?

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Parachute pants are a style of trouser made of nylon material that are loose in fit. Find out more about parachute pants with help from an American heiress and model in this free video clip.

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Hi everyone, I'm model, Jaimie Hilfiger, and a part of the Hilfiger fashion family. Today, we're at my favorite store, LIVE! On Sunset, in West Hollywood, and I'm going to tell you exactly what parachute pants are. Parachute pants are a style of trouser made of nylon material that are loose in their fit and have external ties, pockets, buttons and zippers. The term parachute refers to many aspects of the pant. For one, the nylon material used, two, the looseness of the pant, and lastly, all of the external zippers, pockets and strings. Parachute pants came into popularity in the 1980s when worn by hip-hop dancers and guys like M.C. Hammer. They recently came back into style, and are now referred to as harem pants, kind of like the ones I have on right now. Parachute pants and harem pants are a little bit different because of the cut, but that's the beauty of fashion: everything always comes back around with an added twist. Again, I'm Jaimie Hilfiger, and thank you for watching.

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