The Legendary Female K-Pop Idol Who Pioneered The “Pantsless” Fashion Trend

It was nearly 20 years ago!

Recently, LE SSERAFIM‘s Yunjin and Chaewon got mixed reactions for the outfits they’re wearing in the comeback trailer “Good Bones”.

The two members drew attention for their “underwear” fashion in the video, with some netizens even calling the looks “trashy” and “too much”. Others, however, didn’t see a problem with the outfit choice, and find the look edgy and cool.

It has sparked a conversation online about more “scandalous” outfits worn by K-Pop idols throughout the years, and one female soloist’s name came up as a pioneer for the “pantsless” trend in the industry: Uhm Junghwa.

Uhm Junghwa | Saram Entertainment

The legendary singer went for the controversial look during the promotional stages for her song “Come To Me” in 2006, flaunting her gorgeous figure.


She was 37 at the time, making the risqué outfits even more surprising and impressive due to her being “older” than the average active K-Pop idol.


But she looked effortlessly cool and confident in the bold and daring style, and helped to pave the way for female idols in terms of freedom of expression in their clothing.


Today’s popular female idols such as Jessi and MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa have followed in Junghwa’s footsteps when it comes to daring outfits!

Jessi | @jessicah_o/Instagram

Here’s what netizens have to say about Uhm Junghwa’s pioneering in K-Pop fashion!

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Source: Instiz and Pann Choa