Hotpants, also spelled hot-pants or hot pants, are a type of shorts that are cut so short that the wearer's entire leg and the bottom of their buttocks is visible. They are also called short shorts and are usually worn by females. "Short shorts" have an inseam length of four inches or less; hotpants commonly have an inseam length of two inches or less. An even more revealing variation with a higher cut in the back are called booty shorts.
In the 1970s the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team created a unit of usherettes called the Hot Pants Patrol, who wore all-in-one garments incorporating hot-pants.
In 1971 soul singer James Brown released the hit single "Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)". The song made it to number one on the R&B charts. A few years later when disco became popular, wearing hotpants at dance clubs became a fashion staple.
A regular pair of shorts or pants can be made into hotpants by cutting off the legs — this was popular, especially with denim jeans, when hotpants came into fashion in the 1970s and 1980s. The cut is not finished or hemmed and the fabric is left to fray.
Jean cut-off hotpants are also known as Daisy Dukes, in reference to a character of that name played by Catherine Bach from the American television show The Dukes of Hazzard (originally aired on from 1979 to 1985). Bach first came up with the idea of converting her jeans into hotpants. The look made her into an instant television sex symbol.
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