Hot pants were very popular back in the 1970s. The ones with the wide belts were even more popular. Just like bellbottoms and platform shoes, hot pants are making a return in the fashion world. Here's how to wear them today.
The hot pants from the 70s were made of denim, corduroy or a heavier cotton. However, today's hot pants are made from any material you can think of. Some of the materials are leather, fur, silk, satin, chiffon, velvet and sometimes even other more exotic materials. They are also worn year round, no matter what the weather. They could be worn with boots, high heels, or even sandals. The hot pants of today are shorter and tighter than the ones of yesterday.
The reason for women to wear hot pants nowadays is to bring back the leg. The legs were covered for a long time in midi and maxi dresses, and now hemlines have gone up. So, hemlines on shorts have also gone up. Legs are back in style again.
The hot pants have recently gained more popularity in Europe's large cities such as Paris and London, but the United States is catching on. Women in Los Angeles and New York City are wearing them more than in other cities in the US. The dressier hot pants can be worn when out on the town, or out dancing. They are more comfortable than mini dresses, and women can bend over in them without worrying about anything. They are acceptable in clubs, especially the hot pants sets which come with a jacket or top.
Stars are starting to wear hot pants again. It seems that they were started by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stafani and Jessica Simpson. They are catching on with the Asian women because of their thin build, or just their thin legs. The hot pants are not made for the heavier woman. The right shape goes with the right shorts.
There are stylish outfits which combine hot pants and a billowy top, or a more conservative preppy top. They could be worn with bare legs, tights in different colors, or fishnets. Designers are saying not to wear hot pants with a revealing tank top, as this creates a trashy look. The hot pants are classier now. A great way to finish off a hot pants outfit is to wear the big jewelry, chunky earrings and bracelets reminiscent of the 70s but with a modern flair. Cover up the top, and show the legs, and the hot pants look is back.