Trying Clickbait Clothing “Hacks” From Instagram

♪ Musical Intro ♪ Hello friends and welcome to another video. Today, we’re going to be testing out questionable fashion hacks from Instagram videos. Now, we’ve previously tested strange hacks from Facebook videos with mediocre success, and then we also tested out some beauty hacks from Instagram videos with just as middling results. And since then, not only has the Instagram algorithm continued to place these short, strange, minimally instructive “life hack” DIY videos on my explore page, but I’ve also become more and more intrigued by them. Specifically these clothing and fashion related hacks, which seem uniquely peculiar, both in their scenarios and also in the time and equipment you would need to do them. They seem kind of hard. As I mentioned in my last “hack” video, my biggest complaint with Instagram videos overall is that there’s no progress bar. So there’s no ability to scrub, or partially rewind, besides replaying the entire video every time. There’s also a culture of “freebooting”, aka taking other people’s videos and reposting them to grow your own Instagram page. Now I don’t think that these fashion hacks are quite as traditionally “clickbaity” as the beauty videos were, but as a sub-genre, they definitely prioritize shock value and animated emojis over helpfulness I would say they all fall into a few different hack “families”, all of which have their own particular tropes. First off: solving a common or uncommon clothing problem. These are kind of like old school infomercial style, like what you should do when your fly won’t close, or your skirt keeps riding up. Secondly: temporary transformation hacks, where you quickly pull, tie or fold an item of clothing to use as another item of clothing. This category kind of makes the most sense to me, because they seem the most time efficient, but I doubt they actually turn out looking THIS good. And finally, destructive or permanent transformation hacks, where in you cut up, sew, glue or otherwise permanently modify an item of clothing to decorate it or turn it into something else. In particular, they like destroying bras and yoga pants, which are on the whole, not cheap, which always makes me wonder… If you have the time and energy to cut up a pair of yoga pants, and sew them into a halter top, would it not be more cost efficient to just to buy a halter top? I guess we’ll find out. Let’s start hacking. Alright. So I think I’m gonna try and build an outfit with these hacks, so first up we’re gonna start off with the undergarments. Alright. So this video was posted by this page called diy_hub_. But from the looks of the page I would guess that this is a compilation account. That’s trying to get followers by reposting free-booted videos. So, this video was probably posted from a bigger page, but we don’t know which one, because there’s no credit. So, the general premise of this hack is that you take some underwear or like boxer brief type things. You cut them up and then it turns into a bralette, somehow. This hack is like sandwiched amongst a bunch of other clothing hacks. All of which are in the general destroying family. In fact actually the first hack in the video is them destroying a bra and then later they create a much worse bra. Or I guess we don’t know that yet, but T: How dare you question the hacker S: But that one seemed like a legitimate underwire situation and this one is underwear. Alright, so I got two pairs of underwear. Because it wasn’t super clear to me from the looks of the underwear that she uses if it’s like men’s boxer briefs or women’s boxer briefs. I’m gonna start off with the women’s pair of underwear. Just because maybe thinking about it this like extra hole is not ideal. Even though I feel like these look more like the pair of boxers she was using. Alright, so basically what she does is she folds the underwear in half and then she pins the fabric along this line. And then she cuts from the crotch to like sort of halfway through the underwear and then she does la sharp turn like an L. Tadaaa! This doesn’t look right. T: Are we sure these aren’t crotchless panties? S: I think that to be honest the thing that’s not gonna work is that I think that the legs of these boxer briefs are just to long. So, it’s gonna be more of like a capped sleeve bralette. So, this is the bralette on. It actually doesn’t look that bad. T: I like it S: It’s a little bit like weirdly fitting around the arms, because the sleeves are like longer in the armpit than they should be. If you can see this. I think that you just need like the perfect pair of like boxer briefs that have like very little leg to give you that good bra strap. So, I’m gonna have to try and either cut the legs off of this or/and try to do these fruit of the loom ones as well. Alright, so this is the de-legged hanes bralette and here is this one. With a bonus frontal pee-hole. I’m gonna try both of these on, then we’ll see which ones better and wear that one. Alright, so these are the men’s fruit of the loom boxers and I think that the strap is like much improved, but the armpit flaccid fabric is still very present it’s like if a bra had turkey neck. And then this is our modified hanes bra. Which definitely has less of a capped sleeve now, but unfortunately like there is gonna be just like some extra fabric around here. but it’s better than the fruit of the loom pair, so were gonna go with this one. I think in general this hack does result in like something resembling a bralette but I’m not sure that the bralettes that result in the end is good enough that you will actually really want to wear it I can only forsee that this hack being used at a pinch at a time and place that where it’s wildly inappropiate to not wear a bra but totally okay to not wear underwear like right now you can’t see my bottom half but you can see my top half


  1. ALSO!! make sure to make it to the end of the video to cast your vote for what my next tattoo should be (by clicking on the "i" icon in the corner)! love you guys!! BTW, if you don't see the "i" icon then hover or click on the screen to see it in the corner!

  2. i watched the mukbang that you did when you dressed up as youtubers and now im eating mcdonalds cause it made me hungry

  3. the bra strap choker just reminded me of how about 20 years ago bra strap headbands were THE thing when I was in college…

  4. One time in art class I had these dumb little stick on nails and one of them fell off so I reattached it with mod podge😂😂

  5. Interestingly, Queen Elizabeth actually does have weights sewn into her hemlines to avoid the flying skirt issue. She probably doesn't use quarters though…

  6. Where the hey-nani-noo did you find women's underwear that long? Hello new chub-rub solution?!?! Please share Saf!

  7. I love your channel! Didn’t realize it but this is my 5th video of yours today. Thank you for making wonderful content! ❤️

  8. You need to craft knife off the excess of the napkin, that way you don't get those ugly edges that you get by ripping it. I suggest that if you have to use something other than a craft knife, try taking an old school razor blade and just going along the edge. You're already essentially ruining what the shoe once was so you might as well go the whole way to keep it from tiptoeing into the trash bin.

  9. No one:
    Literally no one:
    Tyler: We’ve cropped out his balls! (6:43) 😂
    Btw the photo of crusty is adorable! 💜

  10. As for the first hack, in the mid 90s I was in my goth era and used to do that with fishnet stockings and then cut out 5 finger holes at the "feet" part, so it was like a fishnet shirt with fingerless glove combo. In the pre-internet time, I could have never imagined such a thing would catch on lol

  11. For the photo ironing thing you have to completely cover the picture in Saran Wrap (front and back) so the plastic will stick to the shirt. Also you have to hand wash/air dry the shirt so it doesn’t get ruined. Just thought this would be useful😁👍

  12. I love how everyone is telling her the right way to do things when the whole point was to just follow the videos, which are never that detailed in what to do soooooo 🤷🏼‍♀️

  13. i actually used a comic book to make my own pair of neat heels,h_1576,q_75,strp/silver_sable_heels_featuring_the_punisher_by_ginshroom_daks3on-fullview.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsIm9iaiI6W1t7ImhlaWdodCI6Ijw9MTU3NiIsInBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcL2FhYjcxNDI2LTFjMTctNDhjNS1hZmEzLTRmM2Q0N2RmOWE2NVwvZGFrczNvbi0xZDg0NmM1MS02M2U4LTQyMGMtYmJlNi00YWRlZWE3ODFlYWUuanBnIiwid2lkdGgiOiI8PTEwMjQifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6aW1hZ2Uub3BlcmF0aW9ucyJdfQ.vn9j-HNNKCyTMTsxMfOGy-dxVuPypPBeSKxvv7KB8mQ pis here and wow that is a big link lol. i think they came out super amazing. but there are some things i need to improve on. napkin though….. eh

  14. What if you screen recorded the video and you could just move the progress bar back and forth from your photos

  15. Your actual video ideas are entertaining but why do you talk like that it’s very annoying. I cannot sit through it.

  16. I did the one where you iron the paper on the shirt when I was younger and it works well. It isn't that complicated though.

  17. 2:31 true unless you wanna be a fashion designer some day and start by destroying the clothes you already have rather than buying a new cloth😂😂😂😂

  18. Oh please, learn how to use mod podge before doing videos with it! That was only reasonable hack from that bunch! First, you apply one layer of podge under the napkin… Secondly, you need to let it dry before cutting off the excess.

  19. For future Mod Podge adventures, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the shoe (or whatever) first, then the tissue, more Mod Podge, cut the excess tissue off with scissors, finish edges with more MP, let dry, spray with your final stuff.

  20. I feel like the bra-destruction hacks could be cool if you have an old or damaged bra that you were planning on throwing out anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️

  21. Freezer paper can be used as a removable stencil for fabric paint. I've done it plenty of times: cut out a shape, iron it onto the item of clothing, add fabric paint, remove freezer paper when dry.

  22. Try washers from the hardware department instead of quarters and you can sew them on. I think I saw it on a bridal hack list. Sounds great in the dryer too! Hey! There's an idea, do bridal hacks before your wedding. Love watching you guys!

  23. 5:36Safiya I can only foresee that this hack would be used in a pinch were its totally appropriate to u wear a bra let and not were
    underwear like now u can’ see my top half but u can’t see my bottom half.

    Me:is she we’re inv pants under that

  24. making a skirt heavier does work but they have to be sewn in – there are special weights for that

  25. The last category isn't really a new concept. It's just DIY fashion. People have been doing that for years. I'm pretty sure it was a trend in the 2000s?

  26. Try putting the hot glue onto the main item, then ad the ornamentation. Use tweezers for soft things and use a rhinestone picker for more solid. I love your sense of humor and I appreciate your videos very much. They have helped me through some rough patches in the last two months. THANK YOU!!!

  27. Is no one going to talk about the For bad girls image thing that involves a belt? I can’t be the only one who noticed it.

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