Style on Trial: Ruffled bloomer shorts by Marc Jacobs

We’d like to congratulate Marc Jacobs for finding a way to re-invent the wheel shorts.

We’d LIKE to … but that would mean ignoring MJ’s (We can call you MJ, can’t we, Marc?) flagrant disregard for the Not Broke/Don’t Fix It rule. Which we totally just made up.

For us, these also fall foul of the idea that there should be no such thing as “bloomers” in the world. “Bloomers” rhymes with “bloopers”. That’s how we’ll probably always think of these. BUT, they say a change is as good as a rest, and we know many of our readers have a lot of time for ruffles, so we’re putting these up On Trial to see what you think of them. Do you welcome this new breed of shorts, or do you prefer your crotch area NOT to look like a ruffled rectangle, as in the image on the right? Tell us! But before you do, one word of warning: if you are going to wear these, please be aware that the rear view leaves little to the imagination:

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15 Comments

  • March 18, 2010

    Minnie Burton

    Bloomers are cute for nightwear. Not for everyday wear! No! NO NO!
    .-= Minnie Burton´s last blog ..Do I have the CUTEST hamster or what? =-.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Alex

    They’re really quite nasty.
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..Alice in Wonderland =-.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    The look like funny little aprons.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Katie

    I might’ve liked them if they weren’t sheer. I actually own a pair of bloomers, and I’ll wear them under skirts to stay warm.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Amee

    Bloomers belong under skirts. These should not exist.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Nyka

    They are a little bit cute-ish but not not NOT as ordinary daywear. Definitely shouldn’t be allowed in Tesco.

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  • March 18, 2010

    Couture Coco

    Oh please, the only people these would remotely suit are 5 years old!
    .-= Couture Coco´s last blog ..Weigh in end of Week 2 =-.

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  • March 18, 2010

    AJ

    Please, in jail. Now. PLEASE.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Areya

    haha bloomers doesn’t rhyme with bloopers… but I get ya 🙂
    p.s. they’re heinous

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  • March 19, 2010

    Jenny

    Oh, the first pair is really really cute! I’d wear them out if they weren’t so translucent. Wouldn’t buy the black pair, but if I somehow owned them I’d still wear them out. Might be the folly of youth.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Diandra

    I think they are cute; at least the first one is, the black one looks like those ruffles might be unflattering.
    They’re kinda strange, and a little short, but I don’t see anything wrong with them, they don’t really look like underwear to me like everyone else is saying!

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  • March 20, 2010

    Froggie

    Love them. Well, the black ones. Wear with a tight T-shirt/tank top, a cropped jacket, over some plain block colour or even digiprint stockings/leggings, and nice boots.

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  • March 21, 2010

    Carrie

    They have a zipper? Seriously? And maybe belt loops? And a zipper? Seriously, seriously?

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  • March 22, 2010

    Laquavia

    They may be cute on a very slim model… (the first ones…) I would love to wear them… but I would feel quite uncomfortable with the plumpness of my booty jiggly in and out of them… (I know… tmi…lol)

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  • November 28, 2012

    Desiree

    I actually like them. It will really look cool on a slim person and I think enhance the figure of those with slim hips.

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