'Just wear undies!' Bizarre denim shorts go viral

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French label Y Project’s hi-cut shorts have caused a stir. Photo: Y Project
French label Y Project’s hi-cut shorts have caused a stir. Photo: Y Project

Just when you thought we’d hit peak insanity with the string-suit swimsuit, and some worrying latex, the internet has done it again.

A pair of denim ‘shorts’ – and that term is employed here loosely – have sent social media into a spin and it’s not hard to see why.

The dizzyingly high cut shorts are from luxury Parisian label Y Project, and if Y is for Y-front then it is aptly named; the item really is more daggy underwear than chic shorts.

The shorts offer a more comprehensive cover of colour options than skin, from the looks of things, coming in black, classic and stone wash.

They may haver half-sized pockets but they have a full colour range. Photo: Y Project
They may haver half-sized pockets but they have a full colour range. Photo: Y Project

And if the cheek-baring cut doesn’t make your eyes water, the price tag might; they come in at just under AU$600.

Shared to social media, the ‘shorts’ have sparked a flurry of comical responses ranging from confusion, to hilarity, to downright outrage.

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“Oh they look horrible,” one user commented.

“Not even flattering! Ugh!” said another.

Others pointed out an unfortunate similarity: “Looks like a denim nappy.”

One woman got sarcastic about the price tag: “only $500 for that much effort and material? #somethingsnotright”

While another expressed a very real fear: “Are we trying to get back to Adam and Eve era of fashion? Cause I gotta get in shape if that’s where we heading.”

Finally, one lady said what we were all thinking: “OMG LETS JUST WEAR OUR UNDIES.”

Some users have compared the shorts to a nappy. Photo: Y Project
Some users have compared the shorts to a nappy. Photo: Y Project

With fashion getting more bizarre by the day, it remains to be seen whether shoppers will snatch up the skimpy shorts, or if the general sentiment on social media will set the tone.

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