9/10 Travelers Would Shudder If They Knew Margot Robbie Flew in This Pant Trend

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Despite their jobs sending them around the world for films and press tours, celebrities have never been very tactical when it comes to airport dressing. Stilettos, rigid jeans, over-the-knee boots… You name it, and a celebrity has, despite the discomfort, worn it to sit on a plane for a long period of time. But in all my years of reporting on celebrity style, never have I seen someone wear an outfit as controversial as the one Margot Robbie was spotted in at the Sydney Airport this month. 

Don’t get me wrong. She looked incredible. Dressed in a tank top and mid-rise, slouchy “jeans,” the Babylon actress appeared as comfortable as ever when she arrived in Sydney for the premiere of the film. But looks can be deceiving. As any fashion person will tell you, her pants aren’t made of denim, but rather leather. And I can’t think of anyone willing to wear leather pants to the airport

Continuing her recent streak of wearing Bottega Veneta by Matthieu Blazy looks, Robbie and her stylist Kate Young plucked the $6800 leather pants from the brand’s F/W 22 collection, pairing them with baby-blue square-toe mules and the crossbody version of Prada’s Re-Edition 1995 handbag for her long travel day to Australia. While I’m struggling to wrap my head around the comfort value of leather pants in a scenario like this one, I can’t really blame Robbie for this style choice. After all, when you get the chance to wear anything from Blazy’s recent collections—let alone one of the most iconic looks from the show—you take it, whether it’s a travel day or not. (She first wore the outfit in November to a Babylon screening in NYC.)

See Margot Robbie’s controversial travel look below. 

On Margot Robbie: Bottega Veneta Leather Straight Leg Pant ($6800) and shoes; Prada Re-Edition 1995 Brushed-Leather Mini Handbag ($3300)

These are too luxurious to pass up. 

Now this is a perfect airport ensemble. 

For comfortable traveling and beyond. 

I have a pair of these, and they are shockingly comfortable. 

If there’s anywhere outside of your home where pajamas are appropriate, it’s the airport. 

These look so expensive. 

Properly baggy. 

I’m trying to add every item from Hailey Bieber’s collab with Wardrobe.NYC into my closet. 

Nothing’s easier and breezier than linen. 

More plissé, please! 

Chic and comfortable.

It would be easy to convince me these were from The Row. 

Oh yeah, you (and I) need a pair of these.

Next up: 9 Things We Regret Wearing to the Airport

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