Resurrected From the ’90s, Jorts are the Gender Neutral Piece of the Moment
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Jorts — otherwise known as jean shorts — are a ’90s fashion staple that are well and truly back.
Referring to a style of denim short that is often baggy in fit and coming to just above or below the knee, reminiscent of the ’90s R’n’B aesthetic, jorts are part of the movement towards gender neutral clothing. We’ve seen stars like Billie Eilish and Emma Chamberlain embrace their inner tomboy by rocking the jean short recently.
We love Billie Eilish for her unapologetic approach to fashion. She embraces baggy silhouettes and gender neutral choices, pairing her low-rise jorts with platform converse and a casual tee shirt.
Eilish has shown us time and time again that playing with gender expression through fashion is really important.
“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman,” she she told GQ in 2020. “So I dress the way I dress as I don’t like to think of you guys — I mean anyone, everyone — judging it, or the size of it.”
Meanwhile, we’ve come to love Emma Chamberlain for her relaxed approach to fashion, and life in general.
After bursting onto the scene as a one-of-a-kind YouTube vlogger, documenting her everyday experiences camcorder-style in a uniquely relatable way, it’s no surprise that Chamberlain has taken this approach to fashion, too.
More often than not, we see her playing around with a combination of baggy and fitted silhouettes, often pairing a baggy pant or jort with a fitted crop or bralette. Above, she sports a relaxed beachy look, matching her jorts to her bikini top.