Four words: Transparent waterproof beach shorts. The clear plastic clothing trend has been seen in womenswear for a while, with clear plastic skirts being sold on Pretty Little Thing, but now it seems the bizarre craze has entered the world of menswear as well.
Made by Maverick Swimwear, the shorts are mostly see-through, but with neon lime green lining and a lime green drawstring. The company’s website says: “The next generation of transparent beach shorts are here! Berlin waterproof transparent shorts leave it totally up to you if you want to wear a colourful statement speedo underneath or just go bare for fun! The polyester shorts come with neon lining that makes you pop out of the crowds!”
They add that the shorts are an exclusive limited edition – so it sounds like you’ll have to be quick if you want to get your hands on a pair. Though we’re not sure how many people are rushing out to buy them, as the resounding opinion on social media seems to be a big fat… NO!
Twitter users have branded them “tacky” and said they very much hope the trend does not catch on.
One person wrote: “Why… just why?”
Another commented: “I’ll just use a clear carrier bag. Same job and only 5p!”
“It’s gonna be a hard no for me,” replied someone else.
A fourth person added that the shorts were “a recipe for sweaty junk”.
Others joked that they would only wear them if they lost a bet with their friends.
Razzi and I can’t wait to hit the beaches of Merseyside this summer! Keep an eye open for one man and his bare bear – you might just see more than you bargained for!