12 Things To Know Before You Buy Paper Bag Pants
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12 Things No One Tells You About Paper Bag Pants

Not sure where the name came from, but I am here for this piece of fashion to stay.

Lindsay Albanese

If you want to make a fashion statement, you need to have some background information before diving in. "Paper bag" pants, shorts, and skirts are super popular this past year, and this trend exists for a good reason. These are the 12 things you need to know about these pants that no one tells you, til now.

People literally have no clue what they are when you call them paper bag pants.

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After owning a pair of these pants, I have realized that when I use the term "paper bag pants" I get more blank stares than nods in understanding. Maybe they imagine a person wearing pants that are made out of paper bags or someone a lot more wild than what they actually are.

You need to decide what pattern and color works best for you.

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These pants are so versatile because of the amount of cuts, colors, and patterns. My personal preference is the classic black and white vertical striped pants. You'll thank me later.

It takes you 20 minutes to figure out how to tie them.

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Once you have found the paper bag styled of clothes you want, the next challenge is trying to tie the fabric that either makes a knot or bow. After many attempts and maybe an extra pair of hands, you can walk out the door feeling like you saved the world one pair of paper bag pants at a time.

They are surprisingly comfortable.

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I am all about comfort, and when you find the right pair of these you'll be living in the life of comfort while also looking like a model. You get the best of both worlds.

They elongate your legs. 

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If you have short legs like me or already have long legs, these pants can really make you look like you have model length limbs. Don't be surprised if you are asked to walk on a runway while wearing them.

You are actually a walking gift.


Once you have finally conquered the tie on your pants, you are a walking and talking present wrapped with a bow. Feel free to call yourself a gift to mankind, we all know it when you rock this outfit.

You look automatically fancier in this style.

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You can pair them with a cute blouse or a plain t-shirt, and either way you look like a million bucks. These pants can step up your fashion game to the next level every #ootd you post.

You feel like you just walked out of a Pinterest board. 

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If you are a big fan of Pinterest, then you know that these style of pants are HUGE on this site. Rocking them can make you feel like you deserve to be repinned, and that your style is worthy to be shared across the globe.

They have big pockets.


Pockets are a big deal, nothing complicated about that. These types of pants have big pockets to store all of your favorite things and then some. Fashion and functionally can really exist.

The struggle of going to the bathroom.

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The struggle doesn't happen before or after with these pants, its because you have to retie them. You go all day with a cute bow on your pants, and you can never seem to get them to look the same afterwards.

You'll receive compliments by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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This style attracts all walks of life because of all that they can offer. In all seriousness, you will receive compliments about them. People always seem weary of them, but make sure to them to at least try them on and see how paper bag pants can change their world.

Get them, now.

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No matter what your budget is, you can find a pair that works for you. These are comfortable and closet amplifiers all wrapped up in a pretty bow. Don't walk, run to the nearest store to get a pair for you.

These might be pants, but they are not just pants. They are so much more. They are confidence boosting, carry your whole life in a pocket, and body lengthening pants. You need to know these 12 things, but you also need to own a pair of these.

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