The 90s Whale Tail trend where your thong pops out the top of your jeans is back – and celebs including Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid are loving it


CAST your minds back to the 90s and you’ll remember a whole load of dodgy fashion trends.

But our least favourite of all may just be the Whale Tail – a thong sticking out of the top of your trousers.

Kylie Jenner shared a snap of herself with a Whale Tail on Instagram last month
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Bizarrely, it looks as though this retro look may be making a comeback.

We know high-cut thong bikinis are huge right now (the Love Island girls barely wear anything else), but celebrities have started displaying their G-strings away from the pool.

Last month, Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram snap of herself with her emerald green undies peeping out from beneath her jeans.

And in May, Hailey Baldwin arrived on the Met Gala red carpet in an Alexander Wang dress with a built-in Whale Tail.

Kim Kardashian worked an exposed thong on social media last year
Hailey Baldwin wore an Alexander Wang dress with a built-in Whale Tail to the Met Gala
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When Bella Hadid walked the Versace catwalk in June, her G-string was visible
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Jennifer Lopez matched her thong with a pair of extreme low-rise trousers
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It seems the trend began to emerge last year, when Kim Kardashian posted a shot of herself with a Gucci thong pulled up above her skirt.

Jennifer Lopez also got in on the action, pairing Natasha Zinko trousers with a matching grey G-string.

It’s since made it onto the catwalk – in June, Bella Hadid walked the Versace runway with black lingerie stretched above her hips.

And Kendall Jenner and Amber Rose have taken the look one step further, exposing their full thongs in racy sheer dresses.

Actress Alexa Demie sported a Whale Tail on the red carpet last month
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Kendall Jenner’s lingerie was on full display at the 2017 Met Gala
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Amber Rose’s thong could be seen beneath her chainmail dress in 2018
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They’re following in the footsteps of the likes of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Rose McGowan and Gillian Anderson, who all rocked the Whale Tail back in the late 90s and early 00s.

So, would you give it a go?

To be honest, we might be even more concerned about the return of low-rise trews…

Christina Aguilera once rocked the ‘Whale Tail’ trend
Rose McGowan was the first to try Amber Rose’s look, back in 1998
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Gillian Anderson gave the 90s-approved trend a go
Britney Spears had a ‘Whale Tail’ in 2000
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PrettyLittleThing has baffled shoppers by selling mesh chaps to wear with your bikini for the ultimate “pool party look”.

And a bride-to-be has been slammed for altering her own wedding dress – as people say it “looks like it got stuck in a lawn mower”.


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