If you jumped out of a plane wearing parachute pants, there is enough fabric on the pants to serve as your very own personal parachute. These poofy pants were incredibly popular during the 80s and guess what? Yep, you guessed it, they are coming back. But don't worry, the pants are coming back in a more modern style that actually looks cute (mainly because you shouldn't pair the pants with loose windbreakers).
Parachute pants first became popular as very functional pants for breakdancers. The loose fitting of the pants and nylon material allowed break dancers to freely move and be able to do all of their dance moves. Parachute pants then spread to the general public because they were super comfortable.
The modern parachute pant style balances the loose fitting pants with a tight crop top. You don't want to look like a sack of potatoes (like the 80s parachute pants fashion). The key to making the parachute pants look modern is to find a cute crop top or tight tank top to pair with the loose, comfy pants.