We’re Officially Obsessed With Everything Drawstring

Bottega Veneta Spring 2020

Bottega Veneta Spring 2020; Image: Imaxtree

We all know the devil’s in the details. Whether those details come in the form of ruching, strategic cut-outs or quilting, it’s often the difference between a fashion do and a fashion don’t. The latest must-have accent? Drawstrings. The ability to customize everything from shirts to dresses to even the hem of your pants is just one of the upsides. Most drawstrings boast toggles that help secure everything in place while offering a little sartorial eye candy in the process. The Spring 2020 runways really embraced the trend with brands like Bottega Veneta and 3.1 Phillip Lim prominently featuring drawstrings in their collections.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2020

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2020; Image: Imaxtree

But if you think this trend won’t translate off the catwalk, you’re dead wrong. We found several iterations you can wear IRL without looking like you’re trying too hard. See below the best drawstring pieces currently on offer.


Faux Leather Top, $39.90 at Zara


Mendini Ruched Satin-Twill Tapered Pants, $180 at Net-a-Porter


Drawstring Waist Dress, $29.99 at Mango

JW Anderson

Striped Belted Wool-Blend Shorts, $220 at Net-a-Porter

Nicholas Kirkwood

Delfi Ballerina in Ecru, $470 at Nicholas Kirkwood


Mimosa Gathered Poplin Top, $545 at Net-a-Porter


Deconstructed Cycling Top, $495 at Shopbop


Lia Floral-Devoré Crepe Drawstring Shirt, $398 at Matches Fashion

Rag & Bone

Ina Dress, $325 at Shopbop