Why buy separate pants and shoes when you can buy “pantashoes”? But what the hell is pantashoes?
Our fashion guru Sonam Kapoor has just enlightened us with a new soon-to-be hit fashion trend. Introducing pantashoes- a hybrid of pants and boots. We just can’t stop drooling over the pics here.
Sonam Kapoor is currently promoting “Padman” and her style quotient is an all-time high. At a recent promotional event, the actress was seen in a grey sweatshirt coupled up with a black bottom wear from which we couldn’t take our eyes off.
It’s that time of the month again! Mark the 25th on your calendars but don’t expect a red alert, it’s the movie Pad Man. ? @PadManTheFilm @akshaykumar @radhikaofficial @twinklerkhanna @SonyPicturesin @kriarj #RBalki #25jan2018 In @fearofgod Pants by @balenciaga for Pad Man promotions Styled by @rheakapoor Styling Assistants: @spacemuffin27 x @manishamelwani Hair: @bbhiral Make-up: @artinayar ?: @thehouseofpixels
As you can see, the stretchy fabric fits like a second skin and is attached to a heeled-shoes. Seemingly comfy and hassle-free, it certainly looks like a dream. (Imagine no more fretting over what shoes to wear at the next party!)
Surprisingly, pantashoes have been around for a long time. Also known as bants (boots + pants), they were introduced way back in the 1960s but were soon disregarded as hosiery fabric used to slip back down leading to some cringe-worthy awkward moments. However, the new pantashoes redesigned by Balenciaga are now being made using spandex fabric (Kim Kardashian’s favorite) and therefore stay in place.
Sonam Kapoor may by Pantashoes’ ambassador in Indian fashion scene but the accessory has already taken Hollywood like a storm since over a year. In fact, Met Gala in 2017 saw a surge in this latest fashion trend with celebrities like Salma Hayek, Lily Aldrige sporting it proudly on the red carpet.
Celebs like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Kylie Jenner seemingly have become quite a fan of these amazing accessory. And the best part is that this spandex product comes in a variety of eye-popping colors and patterns. Also, they give an illusion of longer legs.
What else a woman want?
Despite its rising popularity, pantashoes have left world’s leading designers divided. While some feel that the trend is here to stay, others have doubts over its sustainability.
‘Sure, if you’re a mega star with wonderful paparazzi bulb light making you look good, they’re great,” Daily Mail quoted style expert Simon Glazin as saying. “But for the rest of us mere mortals, are they one step away from crazy?”
Love it or loathe it, but it will not be easier to ignore it. Pantashoes is definitely the next huge fashion trend of 2018 in India. Better brace yourself!