Who wears short shorts? Well, if you dare wear them and you’re a young woman in China, then you might be reaching for these hosiery oddities instead of your Nair before a night out. The stocking are designed to make it look like a woman is rockin’ some super hairy legs, all in the name of fending off unwanted attention from ogling men.
This now infamously viral image of the thick and curly leg hair stockings was posted by a user named @HappyZhangJiang on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. According to a translation, the caption included with it says, “Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out.”
Since most women in the US spend massive amounts of time (7,718 hours in her lifetime) and money ($10,000 in her lifetime) on keeping their legs (and other parts) hair free, we’re pretty sure these would never fly here… except maybe on Halloween or April Fool’s Day.
Aside from that, we can’t think of anything less “super sexy” and “summertime” than donning a pair of fur leggings with shorts on a hot, hazy, humid day.
But back to the time and money spent… we turned to the Statistic Brain, to find out just what kind of investment and commitment most women in the US make to be hair free. You might be surprised by some of the hair raising stats.
American Women & Shaving
Ever wonder why American women started shaving in the first place? Check out our Pit Stop: A Quick History Of Women And Shaving, which has remained one of our site’s most popular posts since it went live in November 2011.