Sweater Pants: not for shrinking violets

sweater pantsWe just spent way too long looking at the close-up of these pants on Shopbop, in a bid to establish whether or not this model is wearing underwear. Way too long. We’re never getting that time back, people, but it’s OK: we stare at the model’s butt so you don’t have to .

Conclusions:

1. Yes, she is wearing underwear.

2. Pants that prompt people to stare intently at your nether regions because they can see right through them are an automatic fashion violation in our book. You may not pass ‘Go’. You may not collect $200.

Oddly, they look a little less see-through in white…

white sweater pants

Indah ‘Moreno’ sweater pants, $80.50 at Shopbop: click here to buy them.

7 Comments

  • April 23, 2012

    Tor

    They look… like thermals. Are these expensive pyjama bottoms (sorry, ‘loungewear’) or yoga trousers, or are they actually meant to be seen in public?

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  • April 23, 2012

    Lisa via Facebook

    i ike them. they look comfy, but wear some undies for sure~

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  • April 23, 2012

    lizvocal

    They have a great cut, but clothes that make people think they can see your undies are no good in the real world. Guys can’t get any work done at all.

    I have a pair of sweater pants that I love, even though they are no where near as nicely cut as these. They aren’t see-through, either. Come to think of it, you really have to work to make knitted fabric see-through!

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  • April 23, 2012

    Sarah via Facebook

    Watched a certain shopping channel today they were flogging all slimming underwear but the top I saw was around £110 but the thing I couldn’t understand was they started in sizes 8/10 upto 16/18 seriously why would you need to look any thinner if you were a size8 and why the hell didn’t they go up to bigger sizes .sorry for the rant. 🙂

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  • April 23, 2012

    Ada

    This look like the kind of pants we use over thighs and leothards before/after ballet class.

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  • April 24, 2012

    Karen

    Yikes! Setting aside the transparency of the black ones, the white ones make me cringe, because they look like gauze bandages, and remind me of the disposable stretch underwear you get in the hospital (especially after you deliver a baby) when you lack the convenience of someone bringing you extra pairs of your own knickers from home.

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  • May 5, 2012

    Jeannine

    I’m betting that the only reason the white ones seem less see-through is because the model has fair skin. If they used a model with darker skin, I’m betting it would be just as bad.

    That said, couldn’t they have just made the fabric thicker? I think they would be cute if I didn’t have to worry about people seeing my underwear. (In reality, if forced to wear them, I’d put on a pair of spandex shorts underneath, like the kind you put under gym shorts so that you’re covered if they come flying up while doing crunches.)

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