You Said: No to Short Shorts

May 16th, 2010

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bdg-5-pocket-short-shorts_051610We asked: Would you wear Short Shorts?

You said:  No to Short Shorts, with a 65% to 35% vote.

Style tip? While shorts are a summer staple, short shorts tend to cause a bit more controversy than your garden variety short.  Proponents of the short short cite its ability to visually lengthen your leg, while opponents point out the difficulty in wearing short shorts if you have less-than-perfect legs.  We’d recommend a slim cut short short for younger women who are tall and slender.  If you’re more petite, however, you can still wear short shorts, extending the illusion of longer legs with a heeled shoe.  Summer’s wedge espadrilles look especially fresh with short shorts.

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Pictured: BDG 5 Pocket Short Shorts | $39 at Urban Outfitters

Entry Filed under: Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Squeedle  |  May 17th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Some people just don’t like showing their butt cheeks in public.

    Reading between the lines, if you’re not “slender,” you just shouldn’t, apparently.

  • 2. Donna  |  May 17th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Short shorts = TRASHY

  • 3. Lena  |  May 18th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I’ve got nothing against short shorts but if the photo above is a representation of the trend then I say no….light wash denim cutoffs with a cuff, ugh, how 80’s and not in a good way. I cringe at photos of myself in this look during the 80’sand I’m not about to make them same mistake twice by adopting this trend in 2010!

  • 4. Lena  |  May 18th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I’ve got nothing against short shorts but if the photo above is a representation of the trend then I say no….light wash denim cutoffs with a cuff, ugh, how 80’s and not in a good way. I cringe at photos of myself in this look during the 80’s and I’m not about to make them same mistake twice by adopting this trend in 2010!

  • 5. Tracey  |  May 18th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with short shorts - if you’re the right body type and (most important) keep the look tasteful. I used to wear them back in the day and loved them. But now I’m 40+ and a little heavier than I was when I was approaching 30. I’m best friends with the knee length skirt now, but I look back on my days in short shorts and wedge heeled espadrilles with fondness.

  • 6. DG  |  May 28th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    My legs are stupid long and thin. Sounds great but sometimes it’s not even flattering (chicken legs has always been my nickname)…. I find that short shorts are a must for me. Anything remotely longer accentuates how lanky I am, and not in a swanky model kind of way.
    If I wear shorts, albeit short ones, tastefully…is it okay? Is it too aggressive to wear short shorts with long legs or acceptable?
    Thanks!

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