Fashion News Alert: The Hip-T

The Word: Anyone who wears low rise jeans is familiar with the problem of displaying what isn’t meant to be shown off in public. You can re-adjust and tug your jeans up all you want, but unless you’re wearing a long shirt or layers, that kernel of worry creeps in: Can anyone see my underwear? Am I showing too much skin? Two moms from California were tired of this problem, so they invented the hip-T, which is basically fabric shaped like a tube top, except you pull it up around your waist. Available on their website for $19.95, the hip-T comes in lots of different colors. The founders were on the show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and they’re growing, reaching retail locations soon.

What We Say: The hip-T creates the illusion that you’re wearing a cami underneath your shirt while eliminating the need to wear layers. In the way that a slip prevents exposure when you’re wearing a dress in the wind, the hip-T can prevent mooning strangers when you bend down or perch on a chair. Low rise jeans aren’t going away anytime soon, so we’re glad someone has found a solution for the problems associated with them. Instead of matching black with black or pink with pink, try putting together contrasting colors to make your outfit pop for summer.

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  1. abk_8011 says

    Layering a cami underneath a shirt to prevent any backside blunders is nothing new, especially since longer fitting shirts are all over the place…. but a -fake- cami?? Tacky city!!! It’s like this generation’s ‘dickie’ (is that what it’s called? The fake turtlenecks that my grandmother wears?) Sorry, not chic at all.

  2. lorio says

    I love this! I wore something very similar while I was pregnant called “bella bands” so I could wear my non-maternity jeans unbuttoned, and this tube of fabric over the waist of my jeans that held them up, but looked just like a long cami layer under my shirt. I’m so glad someone came out with this for non-maternity clothing!

  3. Keilexandra says

    A great idea, but not exactly budget. I can get long layering camis for much cheaper—about 1/4 the price—on sale.

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