Fabric like "melted garbage bags" and "more streetwalker than street fashion": Brooklyn Nets fans" verdict on new cheerleader…


Fabric like 'melted garbage bags' and 'more streetwalker than street fashion': Brooklyn Nets fans' verdict on new cheerleader kit

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21:06 GMT, 1 October 2012

The Brooklynettes new cheerleading kit has received scathing reviews, with one stating that they look like 'melted garbage bags'.

The NBA dance team, which cheers for the Brooklyn Nets, used to wear red, white and blue mini-dresses, but following a re-brand they have unveiled an edgier look.

However the street-inspired costumes, which consist of thigh-grazing hot pants, plunging tops and studded leather boots, have been slammed by critics.

Hit or miss The Brooklyn Nets' dance team showcase their new look courtesy of fashion designer David Dalrymple, who has previously designed costumes for Beyonc, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears

Hit or miss The Brooklyn Nets' dance team showcase their new look courtesy of fashion designer David Dalrymple, who has previously designed costumes for Beyonc, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears

Commenting on the cheerleaders' new black-and-white outfits, Gawker.com wrote: 'They are bad in surprising new ways.

'The bikini top and booty short sections of the outfit are fashioned out of a material… prized for its ability to resemble melted garbage bags.'

And discussing the bold striped catsuit, it adds: 'Unfortunately, the sewing pattern got turned sideways while making the first uniform. Luckily, the seamstress realized the error before the garment was finished, leaving enough time to salvage one leg.'

While a commentator on fashionbombdaily.com stated that although cheerleaders
are known for wearing 'sexy' outfits, 'some of these get ups are giving me
more street walker than street fashion'.

Old look: After 35 seasons as the New Jersey Nets, the basketball team moved to Brooklyn this spring, undergoing a major re-brand which resulted in the old cheerleading kit (pictured above) being ditched

Old look: After 35 seasons as the New Jersey Nets, the basketball team moved to Brooklyn this spring, undergoing a major re-brand which resulted in the old cheerleading kit (pictured above) being ditched

However the reviews have not all been bad. Buzzfeed published a staunch defense of the new kit, stating that the costumes 'are actually kind of fab'.

It adds that the 'outfits are color-blocked in a sporty, flattering way and 'look like things you could work out in, rather than the bathing suit version of Miss Universe dresses.'

And it highlights that the tops are relatively demure compared to other cheer uniform tops which 'seem to be like Victoria's Secret bras'.

Stylist David Dalrymple, who is behind the kit, revealed his design inspiration to the

Thigh's the limit: Describing his sporty designs Mr Dalrymple said he was trying to 'bring in street elements'

 Brooklynettes

 Brooklynettes

Under-fire: A commentator on fashionbombdaily.com stated that while cheerleaders
are known for wearing 'sexy' outfits, 'some of these get ups are giving me
more street walker than street fashion'

'We needed to find that bridge of street fashion that can actually work on the court.'

Best known for creating the sparkling nude catsuit worn by Britney Spears at the 2000 MTV Music Awards, he added: 'This isn’t palm trees and
sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different
sensibility. We go hard.'

The Brooklynettes, will debut its
new wardrobe when the Brooklyn Nets preseason begins next month on November 1.

After 35 seasons in New Jersey as the New Jersey Nets, the basketball team part-owned by Jay-Z, moved to Brooklyn this spring and now plays as the Brooklyn Nets.