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Beyond the Trend: Hotpants

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Though the term “hotpants” was coined in the 1970s, the actual style of short shorts dates back to the ’30s and ’40s. The tiny shorts were often worn on the beach or as activewear, but as the decades passed, hotpants became a regular at nightclubs and sometimes at evening functions, as well. In the 1960s, British designer and fashion icon Mary Quant popularized hotpants when she started to sell them in her popular store, Bazaar. The hyper-sexualized connotations associated with the style caused it to die out as an everyday trend in the ’80s and ’90s, worn only by performers and a few daring trendsetters. However, in recent years, hotpants have experienced a revival in ready-to-wear, featured in collections from some of the biggest names in fashion. CR looks back at the history of hotpants, from Marilyn Monroe and Madonna to ’90s Mugler.

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