As someone who studied fashion, I’ve borne witness to countless of “weird” outfits and “ridiculous” pieces. I’ve seen my friends donning anything and everything from fish sandals (questionable), to wearing their shirts inside out (only acceptable if you can pull it off) — all for the sake of #fashun. For the most part, they rock it but you can only do so much with a pair of fish sandals…no shade intended.
With all the talk of weird pieces, you might wonder how absurd can it actually get? Honey, it gets weird. We took a trip down into the weird rabbit hole that is the Internet and gathered the 10 weirdest fashion items that left us with question galore.
Text: Nicholas Chan
Additional Reporting: Cheryl Chan
I’m going to be honest. I am incredibly lazy. If I could only wear my underwear for the rest of my life, I would die happy. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has struggled with what to wear for a quick run to the market or the coffee shop. Well, ASOS has effectively solved that problem with this pair of denim knickers, allowing everyone to be both lazy and dressed up. Thank you ASOS, for solving the real problems of the world.
At first glance, this contraption sort of make sense. It’s a great way to ensure your outfit is seamless and totally matches your shoes, because, well, your shoes are your outfit. But therein lies the issues as well. What if you go to someone’s house? What happens then? This is Asia! We take off our shoes in the house! Do you go bottomless just to be polite? Or is keeping your pants on and dirtying someone else’s home the more polite thing to do?
I question the “weirdness” of this headpiece a lot. I just don’t get it. Who is this for? Is it a costume? Can it be considered punk if I bought it from a conglomerate and didn’t DIY it myself? I am so confused that I have sent an email out to Dollskill for clarification purposes.
Utility is in. Vests are in. Plastic materials like vinyl and PVC are in. So I guess a plastic utility vest makes sense…? There are days where I want to live my best anime life and I think that’s who this vest is marketed to. But let’s be real, there’s also so little material that this barely even qualifies as a vest.
Remember those joke t-shirts with a women’s bikini body or a man’s rippling six-pack printed on the front? Well, this is the complete opposite of that. This one-piece swimsuit also has a feminist agenda. Not only will it help you stand for nipples but body hair as well. This swimsuit is a stand for liberty, freedom and empowerment.
OK, festival fashion has honestly gone too far. Look at these socks — this whole thing is a mess. First of all, whose great idea was it to have mesh socks? They aren’t stylish and can you imagine sweating in those socks, and in this climate? Second of all, do we really need tassels on our feet?
This waistband feels like fashion’s equivalent to using all parts of the animal. Also, how was this made? Did they repurpose a pair of jeans or did they just made the waistband? Where’s the rest of the pants? Are they sold on the website as waistband-less jeans like they did in the early ‘2000s? What is the purpose of this?? So. Many. Questions.
I have always wanted to try line dancing. I see retirees at HDB blocks living their best lives dancing their hearts away to Billy Ray Cyrus’s Achy Breaky Heart unironically. And with this pair of redneck boot sandals, I will finally have an appropriate outfit that works for the Singapore heat.
If you struggle with a UTI, this is the perfect thing for you. Every trip to the loo will be so simple. It won’t be a struggle to take off your bottoms. You just sit and let it go.
Does anyone remember when Teri from Glee used a fake baby bump to fool everyone into thinking she was pregnant? I feel like this could be an alternative to the bump she used. Bonus – not only will it hold all your things, but we’re also sure pickpockets would not really be too keen on stealing from you.