A new study has revealed that 99% percent of women wouldn't want to be seen with their partner if they were wearing Speedos.
UK-based beach holiday specialist On the Beach surveyed 100 people and results showed that only one per cent of women would like to see their partner wearing budgie smugglers on the beach. Market research and data analytics firm, YouGov also named the swimming undies UK's most hated piece of clothing, even beating crocs.
Speedos were originally designed in the 1960s to reduce drag and provide freedom of movement. "No matter how ready men's beach bodies are this summer, they might not make too many friends if they stride across the sand in a pair of Speedos."
The swimming undies aren't the only despised items, with leather trousers and Crocs placing second and third for most hated.
The company Speedo has since defended their budgie smugglers, saying: "Originally designed in the 1960s to reduce drag, support and provide freedom of movement for competitive swimmers, the Speedo brief has become an iconic silhouette that transcends both the sports and fashion world."