Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The long and the short of it

Maybe it's just me, but I find buying shorts to be pretty difficult.  They have to fit just right or you look too fat/pale/skanky and spend the day wishing you'd worn something else.  Tomorrow my company has a golf tournament (and subsequent party) and we're allowed to wear shorts to work, which got me thinking about the pairs I wish were in my closet right now.

In my opinion, any short with less than a 3-4 inch inseam are best left for those in the 21 and under group.  However, if you go shopping right now you'd think that everyone is wearing short shorts and heels to work and to dinner and everywhere else.  Resist their ploys - plenty of us are keeping our upper thighs covered and here are some options that I think are great for a variety of ages and body types:

Lands End Canvas 5" Chino Short
These will flatter almost every shape, large or small.  The length is just right and the rise isn't too low.

Martin + Osa Cuffed and Belted Short (Final Sale plus additional 30% off)
The super dark wash keeps these from falling into the 'jorts' category.  I know they're making a comeback, but I'm just not ready to re-live the days of light denim cutoffs....

Gap Railroad Striped Bermuda Short
I think the subtle stripe pattern make these fairly unique, but not so much that you could only pair them with a few tops.  Plus, this length is very flattering on many people and won't make you self conscious when you sit down.

Old Navy Plaid Tab Waist Short (5" Inseam)
I think these are really cute and summery and would look cute with tees or solid button down shirt with rolled sleeves

Old Navy Perfect Khaki Short (7" Inseam)
I think everyone needs a nice pair of black shorts that can be dressed up with wedges and fun jewelry for a casual dinner, or paired with flip flops and a fitted t-shirt for running kids around town.

The Limited Sexy Drew Belted Short
I tried these on and they fit like they are cut for someone with a narrow body shape.  It that's you, you're in luck, because they're very cute and on sale.

Good luck shopping ladies - it's rough out there. 


  1. Love the green belted pair they are super cute!



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