Ultra-revealing sweater may not be all that warm, but it sure is hot, as is the anime-style artwork it’s inspiring.
After the boob turtleneck and side-boob sweater became fashion darlings of the Japanese Internet in 2014 and 2015, 2016 was surprisingly quiet in the sexy knit garment fashion sphere. But while it didn’t make the calendar year cutoff, January has brought with it a new member of this particular class of apparel, which Japan has quickly dubbed “the virgin-killing sweater.”
The implication seems to be that the design is so scandalous that it will fry the brain of sex-starved lonely males. While it’s homicidal capabilities have yet to be scientifically confirmed, it is indeed a bold look. While the ample front coverage and high collar mean that the sweater leaves no cleavage whatsoever on display, it’s extremely open on the sides and at the back, promising plenty of side-boob and even a peek at the top edge of the buttocks.
🍥のらねこ🍥 (@noraneko_skmz) December 15, 2016
🍥のらねこ🍥 (@noraneko_skmz) November 05, 2016
As is often the case with clothing of this ilk, after commanding the attention of Internet users, the next stop is…
煎路（senji） (@oyu_senji) January 26, 2017
…the active imaginations of fan artists, who’ve already begun penning a bevy of anime girls modeling it.
たまらずショタ姜維ちゃんに童貞を殺すセーターを着せたのですが これはいけませんなぁ...いけませんなぁ(ﾆﾖﾆﾖ) https://t.co/n5FlgG1da0—
はなかつお (@flowerkatuo) January 26, 2017
冬子/臨月＼(^o^)／ (@fuyukosanto226) January 26, 2017
きゃっとべる (@kyattoberu) January 26, 2017
▼ If there isn’t already a name for placing the wings right above the butt like this, I nominate “buttings.”
ちろただよ！ (@Chiro_suki) January 26, 2017
ヨコシマ (@yokoshima_) January 26, 2017
藤草@興奮剤ガンギマリ (@fujikusa) January 26, 2017
▼ The oddest piece of virgin-killing sweater fan art yet, in which South Park’s Cartman slips one on and comes onto Kyle, perhaps in an effort to carry on the show’s boys’ love stylings.
為子📝発表と証明書と申込 (@fulmine_11) January 25, 2017
But while the virgin-killing sweater is right up Japan’s alley, it’s actually Chinese in origin, and can be ordered for 85 yuan (roughly US$12.50) here through online retailer Taobao.
Follow Casey on Twitter, where he’s sort of sad that he couldn’t work the phrase “saucy number” into this article.
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