Forget flower crowns and crop tops, you just need a bit of tape for the perfect Coachella outfit

(Picture: blacktapeproject – cpstyles.com)

Festival-goers seem to have a bit of an aversion to clothes. And we get it – it’s hot, you want to pack light, and show off those sweet, toned bodies.

As images of pretty people partying it up at Coachella swarm in, we’re noticing a few racy trends: bums, boots, and boobs are all the rage.

To achieve the ultimate festival look, attendees are using a bit of tape instead of, you know, clothes.

Tapes being used in lieu of swimsuits isn’t a new idea. Last year tape bikinis became a catwalk trend after Miami designer Joel Alvarez came up with the Black Tape Project.

Now models, influencers and the like have taken the colourful tape to California.

The look consists of using the sticky stuff to create intricate designs around the body, topped off with the ubiquitous bit of glitter.

It might look good but wearers will probably be picking glitter off their bits for weeks.

(Picture: blacktapeproject)

Joel, who goes by Kingoftape on Instagram, has shared some of the looks he’s helped to create.

Fans of his work were seen sporting tape glitter ensembles at Ultra Festival in Miami last week and the trend has now spread to Coachella.

Those who used the metallic and chrome tape didn’t seem to mind being exposed or the tan lines that came with it.

But we have some questions: What happens when you sweat? How do you go to the toilet? Is it painful to rip the tape off afterwards? Are there larger roles of tape in case you want to dabble in the trend but not get quite as naked?

(Picture: blacktapeproject)

Joel’s 369,000 Instagram followers don’t seem to have those concerns, as many praised the fierce looks.

His ‘artistic medium’ as he calls it, however, has received some criticism from those who said it’s misogynistic.

Some felt his tape art objectifies women. One person wrote: ‘Isn’t this just a ploy to have women at the beach practically naked for men to drool at?’

Another wrote: ‘The moment these trends stop being alternative methods of female objectification, is the moment they’ll actually make sense.’

Whatever you think of the designs, Joel is making some serious money off the medium, charging anywhere between £19 to £53 for one roll of tape.

If you are a fan of the look, you could probably create your own design for much, much cheaper.

Just grab that tape from the kitchen drawer.

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by – metro.co.uk

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