Dad Pants: Why The Pants You Used To Laugh At Are Suddenly Cool

Dad is a great guy. He makes a mean breakfast sandwich and helps you out when you're having trouble with the boss. But, Dad isn't perfect — he's never quite managed to ace it in the pants department.
Whether they're too baggy, too long, or too short, something's always slightly off. Although you used to make fun of Dad's pants, something recently shifted. Suddenly, they started to seem less like Dad and more like RAD.
Worn with other fashion-forward pieces, pants that are loose and roomy can look incredibly cool. Click through to get some ideas on how to rock the look.
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Roll up the cuffs of khakis, so it shows just a flash of ankle.

Diane von Furstenberg Joan Trousers, $328, available at Matches Fashion.
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High-waisted? High-five.

Yves Saint Laurent High Rise Buckle Trouser, $399, available at Gilt.
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Track pants look cool with pristine sneakers and a sleek bag. 3.1 Phillip Lim Grey Silk-Trimmed Lounge Pants, $375, available at Ssense.
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Dress up dad jeans with a pretty, feminine top.

Cheap Monday Omega Jeans, $66.33, available at ASOS.
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If your dad's tall, slip onto a pair of platforms to keep the hems off the floor.

Frame Denim Forever Karlie Flare Jeans, $219, available at Nordstrom.
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Tuck a vintage tee (also borrowed from Dad?) into a pair of his high-waisted trousers.

MSGM High Waisted Wide Leg Trousers, $311.67, available at Farfetch.