Everyone has seen some sort of photo of a particular fashion trend for women and thought, despite claims that this is the new “go to look” or what’s in style, the outfit, top, bottom or accessory was just a bit off the mark.
And in some cases, you miss the mark completely.
That’s how it goes with fashion when you think about what’s in and what’s out, what’s hot or not and then put into perspective everything from opinions to designers and everyone else who has a voice in this discussion.
But you can spot a fashion trend that is equally hot at the time, and then watch it simply go too far, over the proverbial deep end with one too many tweaks to it, and then what you have it a disastrous amount of feedback, backlash and negative reviews that take the popularity of an item and send it packing.
Case in point: mom jeans.
Yes, those often parodied and laughable jeans that fit high on the waist and made your backside look like the side of a barn are back in full force to the tune of a renaissance in popularity for women. The new version of the “mom jeans” hardly resemble their throwback and are much more stylish and modern than the jeans that rocked the 1990s.
One online retailer is now touting mom jeans with a twist that no one wants: clear panels at the knees. In a style revolt that looks like mom jeans meets mom’s kitchen Saran Wrap, these jeans at the knees are clear, just in the event you just busted out some serious knee exercises and decided to show them off like your tight calf muscles in high heels.
Topshop is taking claim for these jeans at the moment, and their just under $100 price tag. They’re also available at Nordstrom as well, so they’re not a homemade pair of denim by any means with the backing of both retailers.
Topshot has garnered a reputation of being superbly cool and chic with what they offer, so this move might take down their fashion street credibility down a few notches, but this is clearly a case of fashion going too far and trying too hard to create a buzz and be different.
Kudos for the effort but sometimes different isn’t always better, and this case what was obviously intended to be a jolt to your jeans turned into more of a denim disaster on a national scale.