Fashion Police Glossary

Fashion Police Glossary: Shants



Word: Shants (noun): from the term “sheer pants” and referring to a pair of pants (or trousers, if you’re in the UK), which are are totally sheer.

Crime of Fashion? Oh hell, yes: in fact, we’d venture to suggest that shants are one of the biggest fashion crimes out there. Take a look under the jump if you don’t believe us…


Above: shants on the runway at Marc Jacobs, S/S 08. Around this time, shants were being touted as “the next big thing” and were all set to take over our wardrobes, thankfully that didn’t happen, but there were those who succumbed to the shants evil spell…


Poor Liza Minelli. We had to arrest her for her own safety after this shocking shants crime. She’s up for parole next year, but she’ll only get out if she promises to burn the offending shants and never speak of them again. But where did she get them, we hear you ask? Well, probably from

CrimeoffashionYes, while most retailers stubbornly refused to stock shants, Yoox embraced them wholeheartedly, and cheerfully set about photographing their models wearing nothing but shants and a thong. It was a little disturbing, to be honest:

FffSee what we mean?

The observant among you will already have noticed the suggestion of a dropped-crotch on the pants above.

Harem_shantsNote: they’re even more frightening when they’re worn with white underwear…

HaremshantsUndoubtedly one of the most dangerous fashion criminals out there, we urge you to approach shants with caution – or not at all – and report all sightings to The Fashion Police!


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