42 Incredible Photos Showing Hotpants in the 1970s

Hot pants was very brief tight shorts worn by women as an outer garment. Categorized as “short shorts,” hot pants commonly have an inseam length of 2 inches (50 mm) or less.

These are short, tight shorts, usually made of cotton, nylon, or some other common material. They are meant to emphasize the buttocks and the legs.

Hot-pants were launched by fashion designer Mary Quant during the “Swinging London” scene of the mid-1960s, and they were very popular up to the early 1970s.

If a person cuts off the legs of a pair of jeans, that’s known as a “cut-off.” The character Daisy Duke from TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard” was known for wearing low cut blue jeans. Her popularity led to the term “Daisy Dukes” being used for short shorts. Jorts (from ‘jean shorts’) is another name for denim shorts, typically cut longer than Daisy Dukes (mid-thigh for women and at the knee for men).

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