Asos mocked for 'see-through' bridal jumpsuit that leaves little to the imagination

Asos mocked for 'see-through' bridal jumpsuit that leaves little to the imagination

It's a fact that some ideas are just wrong from the start. When it comes to the world of fashion, designers have made plenty of blunders over the years: concepts for shoes, tops, skirts and coats that should never have even been considered for mass production.

Yes, sometimes it feels as though fashion designers are trying to make us have a wardrobe malfunction. Now, there's nothing wrong with showing a bit of skin, particularly during the hot summer months when the temperatures rise. But that doesn't mean that anyone wants to stroll around wearing something that leaves almost nothing to the imagination.

An image of the Asos store. Credit: Asos

This week, social media users encountered a very Emperor's New Clothes kind of situation, after one eagle-eyed Facebook user spotted a bodysuit that consisted of about as much fabric as a lace doily, and which seemed more appropriate as a pair of pyjamas than as festival wear.

The item in question comes courtesy of the online fashion retailer Asos, and is listed in their online store as: 'ASOS Design Premium Mesh Jumpsuit With Embroidery.' Now, most jumpsuits are made with denim or even linen. But this one was almost completely see-through and appeared to consist of the frilly bits of some bridal lingerie.

Pictures of the offensive garment went viral after they were shared to the private Facebook page: 'That's It, I'm Wedding Shaming.'

An image of the Asos store. Credit: Asos

The original poster wrote: "I was browsing the ASOS bridal collection and this came up. When would you wear this? It's not really walk-down-the-aisle material. Just to be clear for everyone, this wasn't in the lingerie section. It was in the dresses section, with the dresses. Not the lingerie. [sic]"

But this isn't the first time we've written about some eyebrow-raising sartorial statements. Check out this piece we penned recently about the Crocs with socks attached.