If anyone can pull off the tights-as-pants look that’s been popping up everywhere in 2023, it’s Suki Waterhouse—and she knows it. I presume that’s why she decided to make the trend even more risqué than going pants-less is by trading in the minimal briefs that’ve gone hand in hand with the trend ever since it first went viral following Bottega Veneta’s S/S 23 runway show last September for a denim version. Might I add that she wore the micro jorts to do press on the top of the Empire State Building? (Casual.)
The New York City occasion was all about Waterhouse’s new Prime Video show, Daisy Jones & the Six, which she stars in alongside Riley Keough, Camila Morrone, and Sam Claflin. Waterhouse plays keyboardist Karen Sirko in the series, so naturally, she had to look the part of a musician in the ’70s but with a modern touch. As such, she chose the first look from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s F/W 22 collection—a cropped blazer, exposed bra, silk blouse, and denim hot shorts—adding ripped tights, Gucci pumps, and an oversize furry jacket for effect.
Though the denim underwear in her look isn’t for the faint of heart, the overall ensemble is easier to achieve than it might initially appear. Below, shop our favorite denim short shorts of the season, and check off the first step in re-creating Waterhouse’s hyper-cool take on the no-pants trend.