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Thong jeans: Bizarre fashion trend that will make you cringe

We’re sorry to report that the bizarrest of denims have arrived. Two words: thong jeans. Because who needs pants that cover their whole b*tt anymore, right?

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 23, 2017 14:46 IST
HT Correspondent
’Thong jeans’ made their runway debut in Tokyo on Tuesday.
’Thong jeans’ made their runway debut in Tokyo on Tuesday.(AP)

Everyone wants to look good. We’re always following the newest and coolest trends in the fashion world, but sometimes even the designers don’t know what they are doing. Two words: ‘thong jeans’.

Even as good old high-waisted mom jeans are having a moment, experimental denim has reached its natural conclusion, which is apparently just a waistband and cuffs with some long flaps billowing in the space between. Oh, and a tiny strip of denim down the centre of your b*tt, of course. Because you gotta leave something to the imagination, right?

While you were busy celebrating a Green Diwali, these so-called jeans, the brainchild of designer Meiko Ban of the Japanese label Thibaut, made headlines for being out-of-the-ordinary. The denim disaster, which the internet has already dubbed ‘jongs’ (get it?), made their debut on the runway last week at the Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo.

Twitter obviously exploded once pictures of barely-there ‘thong jeans’, which leave more exposed than covered (because who needs pants that cover their whole butt anymore, right?), went big on social media. After all, the jeans that no one could actually wear IRL (in real life) were guaranteed to get people talking; most of whom were not impressed:

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