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Of course this is just a tease. The real 'deal' (if you will) is below. A photograph posted to the Shanghai-based website ChinaSMACK shows a model from the waist down wearing the on-trend stockings.
A caption below touts them as the perfect 'summertime anti-pervert' device and 'essential for young girls going out’.
This might be the strangest way of keeping aggressive men at bay, but we have to give it major points for being clever.
"Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out," @HappyZhangJiang describes the item on China's popular microblogging service, Sina Weibo.
They remind us somewhat of the less playful, more functional "anti-rape" lingerie developed recently by three engineering students in India. That garment is wired to deliver an electric shock to sexual attackers and can send an alert message, with GPS coordinates, to the attacked woman's friends and family.
It does not state where shoppers can find the garment and internet searches prove fruitless.
The image of the tights has triggered hundreds of responses from amused and horrified viewers.
‘Damn, so disgusting!’ commented one.
‘Essential for the subway?’ said another.
One highlighted how the pants could backfire: ‘This will not only prevent against perverts, it’ll definitely also result in preventing handsome guys from approaching you.
The idea behind the hair stockings, we're guessing, is that lewd gropers wouldn't come anywhere near you. Tongue-in-cheek, but inventive nonetheless.