A viral hack which promises to stop baggy jeans from gaping at the back has divided social media users online.
US-based Aaliyah Morales, 18, posted a video of herself tying a shoelace through the loops of her jeans on TikTok, which has been viewed more than a million times on the app.
It involves threading a shoelace through the loops at the sides of your jeans.
Secured by tying at the back, a neat finish is achieved by tucking the lace inside the jeans.
The clip was later shared on Twitter, where many praised the hack for helping give the illusion that jeans had been tailored to fit perfectly.
US-based Tik Tok user Aaliyah Morales, 18, (pictured) has gone viral after posting footage of how a shoelace can be used to stop jeans from gaping
The discussion on Twitter began after user Hailey Rose, who boasts over 2,000 followers said the hack ‘changed’ her life.
A number of responses to the post came from those eager to try the tip, but failed to achieve the look without having the shoelace visible.
One person, who had strung a black shoelace through the loops of their jeans, found the hack unwearable because it left them with a large gap at the back of their trousers.
Meanwhile, another posted a snap of their baggy jeans, saying: It’s not pretty at the back.’
A number of Twitter users shared photos of their failed attempts at copying the hack, as some argued it does the same job as wearing a belt
Meanwhile others said they were sure the hack did the same job as a belt.
One said: ‘That’s called a belt. It was invented in the 1920s and used by billions everyday. Congratulations on joining society.’
Another commented: ‘This only works for jeans that are less than half an inch too big. I just tried it on a pair and it looks like a diaper from the back.’
A third added: ‘Why can’t clothing companies just design clothes that fit. I don’t want to wear a shoelace around my a**’
Twitter users have suggested that the hack isn’t practical and said the tailoring trick did the same job as a belt