Olivia Culpo channeled the early 2000s in a pair of leather pants designed with cutouts around her hips

Olivia Culpo embraced a 2000s trend that is seemingly making a comeback.Christian Vierig/Getty Images
  • Olivia Culpo was photographed in Malibu wearing an all-black outfit with pants that had cutouts around her hips.
  • The former Miss Universe wore the $1,950 Zeynep Arcay leather bottoms to dinner at the celebrity-loved restaurant Nobu.
  • She paired the pants with a cropped turtleneck, a Dior saddlebag, and a mask from her own Olivia Culpo x Express line.

The exposed-thong look was all the rage in the early 2000s, and celebrities appear to be bringing the trend back.

In 2019, Jennifer Lopez wore a pair of pants that were designed with a high-waisted thong. Then, in February, Kendall Jenner embraced the look in a head-to-toe pink outfit.

But Olivia Culpo put a new spin on the trend on September 16. While out to dinner at Nobu Malibu, the model and former Miss Universe was seen wearing a pair of zip-up, leather pants designed with cutouts around her hips.
Culpo's pants retail for $1,950.Group/MEGA/GC Images
Culpo paired the high-waisted Zeynep Arcay pants, which retail for $1,950, with a $650 cropped turtleneck from the same designer.

She accessorized the look with a $3,350 Dior saddlebag, strappy sandals, and a $20 mask from her own Olivia Culpo x Express line.

She was photographed out to dinner with her sister, Sophia.Group/MEGA/GC Images
Culpo was also photographed outside the restaurant carrying her adorable puppy, Oliver Sprinkles, which she adopted with her boyfriend, Christian McCaffrey.