Doja Cat did not invent the concept of a visible thong as a style trend, as anyone who lived through the Juicy Couture era will tell you. However, she has introduced a whole new way to incorporate underwear into one’s overall look. The singer was photographed exiting a car wearing a cropped tee with the word “Yes” emblazoned on the front, with matching “Yes” panties clearly visible under her open-front denim mini-skirt. A maverick move in the world of underwear fashion.
Both the T-shirt and the matching thong are believed to be from Doja’s own as-yet-unreleased clothing line, It’s Giving, according to The Cut. And giving this look certainly is. Paris Hilton and early-aughts dad jokes about visible butt cracks would be proud. While the high-rise-thong-low-rise-jeans look has been making its very tentative return (mostly thanks to the cast of Euphoria and Julia Fox), the visible panty-line look I’ve been seeing everywhere from Love Island to red carpets is to wear a sheer or semi-sheer, often lacy, skirt or pants over a full-coverage brief or bodysuit.
Doja’s very intentional peek-a-boo crotch-shot is a bolder and more playful take on underwear as streetwear. But what else should we expect from the newly shaven and eyebrow-less pop star? She’s been extra-goofy on social media lately, and not just from a style perspective. “Relax I’m fine,” she captioned a recent TikTok of herself making quacking noises at the camera. Why not take the attention-grabbing social media behaviour to the streets?
I’m not sure we’ll be seeing Doja Cat’s front-facing visible underwear really take off as a trend any time soon, but I’m not going to rule it out either. If you’re feeling brave enough, we found some display-worthy undies for you below.
A version of the article was originally published on GLAMOUR US.