Straight Dudes Love Turning Their Gym Shorts Into Cute Cocktail Dresses, Obviously


It’s still New York Fashion Week, but one trend you likely won’t find on the catwalks at Lincoln Center come courtesy of a Redditor with a little too much time on his hands and perhaps a secret love for Project Runway in his heart.

Reddit user Jooord posted an easy how-to for all those bros out there wanting to know how to make an asymmetrical cocktail dress one would find at a local Joyce Leslie or on the floor of a frat house on a typical weekday morning out of a garden-variety pair of gym shorts.

It wasn’t too long before other guys took their shorts from off the rack to off the shoulder.

You may scoff now, but who’s going to be laughing when Alexander Wang shows these exact same looks next season? Answer: probably not Anna Wintour.

“Foot Locker!”

gymshorts3Quick, call Steven Klein and/or Meisel because someone’s ready for a Vogue photoshoot.

gymshorts4Yeah, he knows he looks good, you can stop hatin’ now.

gymshorts6This tangerine color really brings out his eyes.

gymshorts7Oh, hello Janet Jackson circa the 2004 Super Bowl.

gymshorts8Well, we went from a nip slip to a nip avalanche, but hey — do you boo.

gymshorts9Little known fact, Diana Ross wore a similar kimono in Mahogany.

shortdress11Look at that coy face. Slut.

shortdress12Who wears short-shorts? Less a cocktail dress and more a trashy tank, but the plaid on bottom is a bold choice nevertheless.


Put a heel on and take this look on the town, boyfriend!

shortdress13Nothing says class like sepia tone and a moose knuckle.

h/t: Instinct