Unless you're Lady Gaga, pants are incredibly useful. Same with t-shirts, jackets and the rest -- each clothing item in our closets serves an important function. But every now and then, you stumble upon a piece of clothing that just baffles the mind. You find yourself stopping and thinking, "Why was this even made?" You immediately want to turn to the closest person and ask, "Why would anyone ever wear this?"
We understand. So we've thought long and hard about the stupidest, most impractical clothing items we've ever encountered, the items that leave us wondering just why they still exist. Behold, the 13 most pointless items of clothing ever.
1. Toe socks
Do you really need to make sure that every single toe is bundled? First of all, how long does it take to put on those foot gloves? Second of all, regular socks will do just fine.
2. A hoodie with a huge front pocket
Woolf Clothing created this hoodie with a huge front pocket. Would any guy ever store his stuff in this pocket? It looks like something a forgetful five-year-old's mother would sew onto his sweatshirt to make sure he didn't leave anything behind.
3. A sleeveless hoodie
A hoodie is supposed to keep you warm, right? That's why we are confused as to why someone would wear this "Sleeveless Camo Ninja Hoodie." Why would you want your head warm but not your arms?
4. Cropped vests
Look, we understand cropped jean vests, because fashion. But when the weather starts getting colder, a cropped crochet vest just does not make any sense. And it looks kind of silly.
5. One-sleeved shirts
Hey girl, what happened to the other side of your shirt? It's gone!
6. The "scoodie"
The "scoodie" is a scarf with a hood (this one even has pockets!) The makers of this wonderful accessory say on their website that the inspiration comes from "the attitudes and perspectives of Southern California's street subcultures." We would love to see someone rocking one of these on the street.
7. Hand muffs
There's probably a reason most modern women don't wear these much. They seem pretty impractical if you ever want to hold something, type on a keyboard, eat something or basically do anything with your hands.
8. Cut-out boots
Serious question: How do you keep that one toe peeking out warm in these knee-high boots?
9. Furry sandals
So, do you wear these during the summer or during the winter? These are way too conflicting.
10. Arm warmers
If it's cold enough to need arm warmers, you should probably just wear sleeves.
We're still not entirely sure what purpose the cummerbund serves. Merriam-Webster defines it as a "a broad waistband usually worn in place of a vest." We would just like it to go away, because, frankly, it kills a good tuxedo.
12. Dresses with attached gloves
If you look closely, you'll notice that Kardashian's infamous Met Gala dress has attached gloves. This is something we have never seen before, and it is also something we do not fully understand.
13. The capri sweatpant
Ideally, sweatpants are to be worn to keep your legs warm, right? With the capri sweatpant, your calves are left out in the cold, literally.
While we're at it...