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.
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.
CLEAR PLASTIC JEANS ARE YOU FEELING OKAY TOPSHOP? pic.twitter.com/fRQcrhil70
— Angela (@theawkwardblog) April 21, 2017
Topshop: Everybody hated the clear knee jeans we should make more normal pants
Also Topshop: MAKE THE ENTIRE FUCKING LEG CLEAR pic.twitter.com/YctEoZaNrx
— Little Mix Mofo (@LittleMixMofo) April 25, 2017
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.