The Dad-ification: The Latest Trend Of Dressing Like A Dad

The fashion world took an unexpected turn, unveiling a trend that left us all stunned: the incredible “dad-ification” of fashion.

Gone are the days when our dads’ wardrobes were dismissed as uncool and cringe-worthy. This year, it-girls in the fashion scene sent shockwaves through the industry as they embraced and sold out the most ordinary items straight from their dads’ closets. 

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Forget the fashion rulebook and say hello to the dad wardrobe revolution! The most sought-after pieces were the ones we once considered cringe-worthy and out of touch. 

Sweater vests, loafers, and even Bermuda shorts became the hottest commodities, as every trendy girl embraced the art of dressing like a dad.

Models like Bella Hadid and influencers like Emma Chamberlain have become the ultimate dad-fashion icons, earning themselves the title of “father figures” in the style world. 

Who would have thought that our dear old dads, with their sensible fashion choices and penchant for vests, would become the muses of the fashion elite?

Emma Chamberlain
Photo via Instagram @emmachamberlain 

Hadid confidently strutting down the street in baggy jeans that scream “I fix things around the house on weekends” or seeing Chamberlain rock a pair of Bermuda shorts like she’s headed for a family vacation in the ’90s is nothing short of inspiring. 

They’ve managed to turn the dad wardrobe into a fashion goldmine, leaving us all in awe of their dad-fashion prowess.

bella hadid
Photo via Instagram @bellahadid

So, if you find yourself raiding your dad’s closet, don’t be ashamed! Just imagine Hadid or Chamberlain giving you a nod of approval as you proudly sport those loafers that were once considered the epitome of dad fashion. After all, fashion is all about taking risks, breaking the rules, and having a good laugh along the way.

emma chamberlain
Photo via Instagram @emmachamberlain 

Kendall Jenner rocks a leather jacket that resembles the very item you begged your dad to toss ages ago. Nevertheless, hot girls confidently sport cargo pants and socks with sandals, embracing the once-deemed heinous Adam Sandler aesthetic.

kendall jenner
Photo via Instagram @kendalljenner

Additionally, the “dad vibe” epitomizes comfort, functionality, and a carefree attitude. Furthermore, it gives off the impression of an outfit thrown together for a quick trip to the convenience store.

emma chamberlain 
Photo via Instagram @emmachamberlain 

After seasons filled with crop tops and miniskirts, it’s a breath of fresh air to be encouraged to embrace something cozy while still feeling cute. Moreover, Bottega Veneta’s spring 2023 ready-to-wear collection features outfits that bear a striking resemblance to the style of both the dad figure and the boy-next-door.

Embrace the dad fashion trend and give your wardrobe a fresh makeover. After all, you’re not alone in this fashion adventure! While the idea of styling dad-like pieces without actually looking like a dad can be intimidating, fear not—because it’s easier than you might think.

We’ve handpicked some must-have dad pieces to spruce up your closet! Get ready to rock that dad swag with a touch of your own personal flair.

Cargo Pants

Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela Cargo Pants
Photo via Ssense’s official website

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Cargo Pants
Photo via The Outnet’s official website



Prada loafers
Photo via Prada’s official website

Leather Jacket

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
Photo via Farfetch’s official website

Banner photo via Instagram @emmachamberlain. 

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