The internet has some thoughts about the latest ASOS piece...
Okay, we all know that ASOS has notoriously had some weird clothing available in the past. They’ve offered lace goggles, an accessory to be worn over the eyes that looked like a woman’s hands, jeans that looked like they’d been ripped apart by a puma, a Care Bears dress, and butt-less jeans. Well, they’re not done with you yet, society.
ASOS’s latest creation is something called the “Milk It Vintage Re-Worked Denim Bustier Over T-Shirt,” which is a strip of denim intended to be worn over a t-shirt.
This little number is going for just shy of $60.00 USD and looks like the cut off top of a pair of jeans. It comes in the one color and ranges from a small to medium size and a medium to large size.
Once the denim bustier made headlines, the internet wasn’t too impressed with the design and made their opinions known.
so I see this piece was modelled on me coming home drunk and trying to get undressed by removing my skirt vertically, getting stuck, then being sad forever. touche asos pic.twitter.com/RXQIe71d2M— Ruby (@rubyetc) January 31, 2018
Should you take a closer look at the details of this piece, ASOS describes the designer, Milk It, as having “inspiration rooted in vintage, expect your wardrobe staples to be reworked with ripped-up denim, not-so jersey basics, and classic military pieces.” The Milk It shop has some typical pieces such as a knee-length coat with military print, little black dresses, and patterned prints. However, the shop also offers clothing options as bizarre as the denim bustier, such as a pair of chaps with a rhinestone embellishment.
Milk It also offers additional out-of-the-ordinary articles of clothing, including a skirt that offers various fabrics such as layers of denim overlapping a sheer bottom. The company also offers a mesh red top. The internet hasn’t gotten a hold of these items yet.
This definitely isn’t the first time that ASOS has come under fire from the internet. Regardless of the clothing they choose to advertise, the company was the target of some backlash in March 2017 when they listed a pair of size UK 10 shorts as “large.” When converted, a UK 10 equals a US 6 and the internet was quick to comment on the company’s decision.
BBC reported that ASOS apologized and called the sizing a “technical glitch.” Their statement read: “We’re really sorry for the confusion caused by the technical glitch, which meant certain Pull & Bear sizes weren’t represented properly. This particular style has now been fixed and back online.”
Milk It may not exactly be your style, but those chinos and denim bustiers seem to be in high (enough) demand. Or maybe they’re just waiting to be made into a meme…