Viral fashion trends like Topshop's see-through "jeans" have been everywhere lately, but this is one that I can guarantee that you didn't see coming. Lace shorts for men are now a trend thanks to designer and owner of the brand Hologram City Hoza Rodriguez, who, according to Allure, made the first pairs for a music video. Soon, you'll be able to buy them yourself. I'm talking five pastel shades of lacy, see-through outfits like you've never seen before. While some people are seeing this as a major win for the smashing of gendered fashion, others are not so sure what to think.
Taking fashion cues from other genders isn't new — as Allure points out, brands like Zara and H&M even have unisex apparel lines today. But lately people have been redefining menswear like never before. It all started with the RompHims that popped up on Kickstarter. As the name suggests, they're rompers specifically marketed toward people who identify as male. Now, the brand Hologram City has created see-through lace shorts as well, which, judging by the ad campaign, are also targeted at male identifying consumers.
Basically, Hologram City's designs feature your typical button-up shirt and shorts combo, but made completely out of lace. Both the top and the bottom are see-through and come in pastel purple, pink, blue, green, and yellow. Unlike RompHims, you'll have to buy each part of the new fashion trend separately if you want to nail the whole look.
Lace Me Up Collar Shirt, $49, hologramcity.com
All of the shirts and pants are up for pre-order in sizes small to extra-large on the Hologram City website right now. The belt is not included, and you'll have to decide for yourself what to put underneath. The items will ship on June 16, just in time to be rocked all summer long.
Lace Me Up Shorts, $49, hologramcity.com
I'm a firm believer that fashion is about experimentation and that people of all genders should wear whatever makes them happy, so this is cool to see. Here's what Twitter has to say about the newest menswear trend.
LACE SHORTS for men.. enough is enough tbh— Carter 🌻 (@carter_elle_xo) June 2, 2017
Some people are done with the trend before it even starts.
First rompers for men, now lace shorts. What next???— Fran (@Franojonoma) June 2, 2017
While some can't wait to see what's next.
Here for the male romper. Here. For. It.— mightbedrunk (@incognessa) June 2, 2017
Hard pass on the lace shorts tho. Men or Women. Yikes.
Not about it.
Lace shorts for men??! Y'all gotta chill with this stuff man pic.twitter.com/AidxnZ8ZBT— Greg (@G_poetic) June 1, 2017
No new trends, no no new.
After rompers, lace shorts for men might become a thing this summer. You've been warned. pic.twitter.com/5qF2RdV7Yx— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@karishmau) June 2, 2017
Do what you will with this information.
Sooooo they got lace shorts for men? 🤔— #CN Mike Lowry (@Only_Live1nce) June 2, 2017
The trend has got some people thinking!
While we might not see the outfit all over the place, it's nice to see some brands pushing the limits on gender norms in clothing.