As summer fast approaches, many of us are fearful of baring our pale, hairy, winter forms to the whole world. In fact, the concept of our ever-imminent summer bodies is so universally accepted that it's almost become something of a meme. Many of us have started rejecting the trope entirely, taking an attitude of "the beach will get whatever body I give it."
But there's now an alternative for those who aren't feeling body confident, but want to look like they've spent the past six months in the gym. A Japanese company have created the product almost no one asked for - a t-shirt designed to look like translucent fabric draped across a figure which is, quite frankly, ripped. And while they're surprisingly convincing, we have to ask - would anyone actually wear these?
Think of a stereotypical "summer body" and you'll probably picture something like this.It's usually a body that's slender, toned, tanned - and possibly a little bit sandy.
But many of us feel like we're pretty far away from this ideal.
my summer body is back on track, it should be here in about 7-10 business years— Shafeeq (@Shafeeq)1559064421.0
Trying to get a summer body ready in just a few months is basically impossible.
excited to announce work on my 2022 summer body has officially begun— Matt Bellassai (@Matt Bellassai)1558656818.0
Although others have a different approach.
frankly my “perfect summer body” is when i cease to have a perceivable physical form at all— hannah b (@hannah b)1559086411.0
Or you could take a more pragmatic approach.
my summer body is just this body but it’s sticky from all the maragarita mix— erin chack (@erin chack)1558894414.0
The very phrase "summer body" has started to have negative connotations.
My ‘summer body’ is the same one I have all year round mind ur own 🌞👍 https://t.co/O9sY5TRYuo— Aliss Bonython (@Aliss Bonython)1558563572.0
But, for those who want to fake the look, there has always been another way.
via: EtsySure, these t-shirts are more hilarious than hot - but they've been a wardrobe staple among those who favor a beach cover-up.
And they weren't just for a single gender.
via: EbayThere were options of this sort of "faux body" clothing for anyone who felt the need for it. But what if there was a better way?