Otherwise known as hot pants, but I prefer the sound of knicker shorts. During my online shopping travels, I have occasionally stumbled upon this trend which is a cross between underwear and high-waisted shorts. They resemble undies more in my opinion, however they are acceptable to wear out in public. Around summertime, everywhere I look I witness girls wearing short shorts (as do I), but knicker shorts take things one step further as they are butt-hugging and are (astoundingly) shorter than your average short shorts. There is something that yells out ‘I’m easy’ when I see a pair of these little party animals, because I cannot override the image of butt-cheeks hanging out that accompanies the look of the pants. Actually I don’t believe that they should be classified as pants, yet they are becoming more popular to wear during the day and night.
Celebrities such as Rihanna and Jessie J are liking the look and I think that if you’ve got the body for it, go for it. I also think that there is a time and place for these knicker shorts, and I believe that they belong in the costume party/dressing as Lady Gaga category. Personally, I have knickers that are similarly sized as your average knicker shorts so there is no way that I would feel comfortable with walking out of the house in something that barely covers my behind. But everyone is entitled to their own views.
On asos I managed to find a whole range of these little beasts on sale so of course I was super excited. If you’re a fan, get on it.
Can double as underwear.
If you are not committed to the bareness of it all, wearing them with tights or stockings could be a good alternative.
Two fantastical trends in one.
And as a playsuit.