Fashion

Would YOU Wear Nothing but Duct Tape to the Beach?

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GUNAS New York

Instagram’s newest trend is ditching your bikini for duct tape!

Just when you thought the see-thru dress was revealing last season, now an entirely new risqué trend is appearing on the beaches and nightclubs, duct tape!

You heard right! ICYDK, fashion’s newest trend is seeing women clubbing and on the beaches in nothing but duct tape. That’s right, apparently you are now considered fully dressed with a few pieces of carefully placed tape across your assets! In fact, women are cutting the tape into various shapes, sizes, and using different colors to create clothing and bikinis! They are wearing basic black duct tape to create bikinis and gold duct tape to form modern and futuristic outfits that appear to be from outer space! In addition, they are creating high fashion looks by combining duct tape with stylish shoes, accessories, hair and makeup!

This new trend was created by Joel Alvarez from Miami. He has entitled his new venture The Black Tape Project. It has already gained over 200,000 followers on Instagram and the numbers are only climbing! In fact, they have become so popular that Joel and his models have already toured Las Vegas, New York, Europe and the Caribbean!

Joel explained the idea of The Black Tape Project by saying, “Embodying the character of Miami’s nightlife culture, The Black Tape Project incorporates one of the most common household items, coalesced with Joel’s artistic flare and the natural beauty of the human body.”

So, if you thought the side boob, under boob, see thru dress and crotch dress left little to the imagination, would YOU wear duct tape this summer and ditch your bikini? Or is this new trend just too flashy and uncomfortable?

 

Our big questions still remain: “How do you bend over and how do you take it off?” Ouch!

 

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