Friday, March 19, 2010

The (Not So) Hot Pants Spring 2010



Living in Chicago is wonderful….in the summer. But, when those of us living in the windy city put on our full length down jackets to take on the negative temperatures we begin to forget that summer even exists. Thanks to designers such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen who have decided to bring back the classic 60’s and 70’s staple, the hot pant, I have been brutally reminded that the end is near and it is time to get to the gym. Oh yes ladies, you heard right; hot pants are back and they are shorter then ever with plans to ruin your lazy winter.

The unforgiving hot pant was introduced to us in the 1960’s (and by us I mean, our parents) and became all the rage in the 1970’s. Hot pants came in a variety of different fabrics ranging from leather to denim. They became even more popular when people realized that although the mini skirt was extremely short, they could create an even shorter length by wearing hot pants. Why someone would chose to wear this butt outlining, crotch grabbing, wedgie causing creation they call hot pants, I have no idea. But despite my negativity on the subject apparently someone really enjoyed the shorts and all of their “special effects” because they are officially coming to a runway near you!

I do have a bit of good news for all of you high fashion followers who don’t feel up to the challenge of hot pants this spring. There is another option, the boy short. The boy short is similar to the idea of hot pants but do come down to a more modest, and comfortable place on your body.

Are you on the way to the gym right now or are you going to keep your spoon in that ice cream carton for the rest of the winter and sit this trend out?

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