Oh NOOOOO. Bike shorts are apparently back. This may not be a surprise to some of my favourite bloggers (check out the award-winning The Drunken Cyclist and his fantastic Ohmygod series for some serious belly laughs), but it’s news to me…or is it?
For the past few months, I’ve been seeing some questionable bike shorts fashion gracing the pages of fashion magazines and tabloidy websites. The likes of Kim Kardashian have been donning this particularly upsetting style lately, and this fashion virus is spreading to others…quickly.
I can deal with bodycon styles, in fact, the look is a favourite of mine, but bikes shorts just bring back horrible memories of junior highschool and me trying to “look as cool” as a cast member from Saved By The Bell. At least back then, bike shorts were paired with oversize denim shirts, denim jackets, or chunky oversized sweaters in colours only found at Baskin Robbins. Basically, the tops covered your butt and the cycling shorts didn’t cost $780.
I’m really hoping this trend won’t take off and it will remain more in keeping with the Tour de France crowd than the local mall crowd. The last thing we need is a $200 version you’d find at Banana Republic covered in embroidery and jewels. Sigh.
Are you wearing bike shorts? If so, sorry. Let me know in the comments what you think of this trend? Fashion, function or effed up?