You Said: Maybe to Cutoff Shorts

July 25th, 2010


levis-501-cutoff-shorts_072510We asked: Would you wear Cutoff Shorts?

You said:  Maybe to Cutoff Shorts, with a 50-50 split in votes.

Style tip? Cutoff shorts had their 15 minutes of fame with Arrested Development’s resident "nevernude" Tobias Funke, but they’re seeing a resurgence this summer, given fashion’s fixation on all things denim.  Cutoff shorts work surprisingly well on women with short legs; their short silhouette exposes more leg - and visually elongates your legline.  You can further extend the visual length of your leg with a well-chosen pair of sandals or espadrilles, especially one with a heel.  Cutoffs don’t have to just be a summer style - wear your cutoffs this Fall as well, paired with tights.  Should you choose to wear cutoff shorts, you have a variety of styles to choose from - but our favorites are distressed (the perfect treatment to pair with the cutoff hem) and expose a bit of pocket.

Next question: Brogues, aka wingtips or oxfords, have been in the style spotlight for months.  They were a posh pairing for winter clothes, but they also work well as a counterpoint for feminine frocks in warmer weather. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear brogues?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts | $50 at Urban Outfitters

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

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vivian  |  July 26th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Whether they are classy or not is debateable. But if you have the legs for them, go ahead and wear them.

  • 2. Iris  |  July 26th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    A+ for the Arrested Development reference!

    I’m just wondering, how is this different from shortshorts? I thought cutoffs were denim short shorts with frayed edges..

  • 3. Trisha  |  July 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Yes, cutoffs are denim short shorts with the “cut” or frayed edge. Think of cutoffs as a subset of short shorts :)

  • 4. lorrwill  |  July 27th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Daisy Dukes? Oh Heck No. I get to claim because I was around when they first came in and am therefore, too old to do it now.

    Plus frayed anything looks tacky to me.

    As to the shoes, just too masculine for me. Some girls can mix up the masculine/feminine thing but not me.

  • 5. Vya-nim  |  July 28th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I loathe these shorts, espeiacially when they’re so short! Maybe I’d feel differently if I were blessed with a more slender lower body, but no matter the model, they look cheap to me.

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