The 'naked' leggings trend taking over gyms

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Features and Health Editor
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Scrunch bum gym shorts aren’t a new thing but now the popular look is causing even more of a stir online with nude colour versions sometimes making it look like the person isn’t wearing anything at all.

The leggings, available from Aussie activewear brand ECHT, come in a range of colour tones that can sometimes match the colour of a person’s skin - and it will definitely make you do a double-take.

echt naked leggings
These leggings may cause you to take a second look. Photo: Instagram/Echt

According to the website, the design is give the wearer a “stylish silhouette”, and plenty of people are sharing their love for the shorts online.

To say there are a few peach emojis being used here or there would be an understatement.

But there were also a few people that commented on some of the posts admitting they thought the look was a little risque.

Echt nude colour leggings
Instagram is flooded with photos from fans of the look. Photo: Instagram/Echt

“I had to take a second glance,” was one comment, while another wrote: “Honestly thought you were naked for a second.”


And it even seems they have that affect in the real world and not just in photos online with another person writing: “My trainer wears these and when she got out of her car once I swear I had to blink for a minute.”

echt shorts
The leggings come in long and short versions. Photo: Instagram/Echt

The scrunch bum shorts had already made headlines last month, after Sydney woman Gabi Watson was asked to leave her gym because people thought she was wearing a G-String.

The 27-year-old quickly took to social media to share her experience, and later revealed it was a staff member from the gym who thought her outfit was “inappropriate”.

“Ultimately, the experience was a lesson that not every situation is as it seems,” Gabi wrote in the article for Mamamia.

“It was also a lesson in internalised misogyny. Women often police each other, because we've adopted the views of the patriarchy that our bodies and what we dress them in are public.”

Click here to sign up to our daily newsletter to get all the latest news and hacks. Or if you have a story tip, email us at

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting