Pointless Clothing: Costume Dept. sheer mesh cycling shorts

We love the look on the model’s face in the picture above.  She’s clearly thinking “Sheer mesh? Seriously? With a t shirt?”.  How do we know?  Because that’s exactly what we thought when we saw these shorts on the ASOS website.  What we are not sure is exactly what Costume Dept. were thinking when they designed these.  We don’t understand how they are supposed to be worn.  Surely not with a top as short as the one ASOS have put them with here – think of the indecency laws!  But a longer dress would cover them up so really, what is the point of them?

We fear these are also verging on Daylight Robbery – ASOS seem to think that you will pay £48 for them.  Would you though?  If you would and you are a size 12 or under (as that’s the largest size they are available in) you can buy them here.

5 Comments

  • June 4, 2010

    Natasha

    They’d be useful to stop chafing in hotweather if they came in bigger sizes. Apart from that I can’t see any use for them at all.

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  • June 4, 2010

    Panthera

    Yeah, I usually use tights in the summer because my thighs keep rubbing together, and a pair that’s not very warm would be practical under dresses. I would not pay that much for them though!

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  • June 4, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I think I’ve already seen people wear things like these under short shorts (that’s the slightly loose ones, not hotpants). Worn with casual shoes or boots the look works well in environments where people don’t want to look like they just stumbled off the beach, but still feel summery.

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  • June 7, 2010

    Travel Harriet

    wow this is the perfect design for the girls in town,fashion has come with so many clothes to put on,therefore women try out your luck and look confident and smart.Thanks for the information.

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  • June 23, 2014

    Kimberly Terrill

    Not a good fashion piece, but I am looking for something like this to wear under cycling skirts, those skirts are way too short to be biking in, but comfy for biking..these longer mesh shorts would be perfect under them, as they wouldn’t make another layer of clothes to get hotter.

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