These Clear Jeans Are Even Worse Than The Ones Covered In Mud

But at least you no longer need to hide your gorgeous knees behind a pesky wall of denim.

They say that fashion trends are cyclical, but sometimes a designer takes a chance and surprises us with something we never could have dreamed of. And in this case, something we never asked for—clear plastic jeans.

Topshop began selling Clear Knee Mom Jeans recently, which let “slick plastic panels bare your knees for a futuristic feel,” according to Nordstrom’s website.

This seems perfect for anyone who wants the reliability of a pair of jeans, but who has knees that just need to be shown off. But based on the negative comments on Twitter, that type of person may not exist.

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Nordstrom

The scornful tweets and comments about the unique pants were swift and steady, mercilessly mocking the brand’s brave new experiment. So how did Topshop reply? By going a step further and creating jeans made entirely of translucent plastic. So, not jeans at all. But definitely now a thing.

Topshop suggests wearing the pants “as a statement piece for a festival or costume party,” so that seems appropriate. But unless you were looking for a pair of pants to wear under your raincoat during a monsoon, there’s a chance these jeans may not serve you well in everyday life.

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