Posts tagged "shorts"

Store Sneakily Advertises On The Backs Of Women’s Legs

I'm not sure what to think of this advertising scheme by Superette, a store in Australia and New Zealand. They put these stamps on park benches and mall seats, with the idea that women in short skirts and shorts would sit and have the ad imprinted on the back of their thighs. Part of me…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 28, 2011

Would You Wear: Velvet Shorts In Winter?

The tights-and-shorts combo in winter isn't for everyone. Personally, I've been a fan since I was a kid, but have specific requirements (heavy wool or tweed fabrics, dark colors). When I saw these Madewell by Alexa Chung shorts, I was brought back to the late '90s when crushed velvet was all the rage, and yup,…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 18, 2010

Should Some People Not Wear Shorts?

"Put some pants on!" this ad in the window of a Gap store declares. "Because we can't all look good in shorts." The provocative ad has inspired a controversy. The Huffington Post wonders if it's "Offensive Or Clever." The woman who took the photo of the debatable ad is journalist Stephanie…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 2, 2010

Style 911: How Can I Make Casual Shorts Look More Put-Together?

My office is pretty casual, but I still feel like I probably can't show up in denim cutoffs. Any ideas for making jean shorts more presentable? -- Amy We all struggle through the difficulty of looking halfway decent in the summer without being totally ravaged by the heat. Luckily, there are a few ways to…
By: Lily Q / July 15, 2010

How To Buy Shorts For Summer

Shorts are a tricky and generally unflattering beast. But when the temperature is pushing 90 and the mere thought of jeans is vomit-inducing, it's hard not to acknowledge the benefits of a nice demi pant. Before you rush out and buy a pair that strangles your thigh or drowns your calves, though, keep these few…
By: Lily Q / June 19, 2010

We Love Lululemon Do It All Shorts

Shopping for shorts is not usually fun. Whether they're too tight, small or mean to the shape of your butt, the ways in which shorts can go wrong are borderline endless. So when we discovered Lululemon's "Do It All" shorts and subsequently found that they can, in fact, do it all, we were thrilled. They're…
By: Lily Q / June 3, 2010

Cheapskate: Shorts For Less Than $50

The unofficial start of summer begins today, and it's time to stock up on shorts of all lengths. Short-shorts can look cute with flat shoes. Mid-thigh length ones show off toned legs with a pair of heels. And knee-length Bermuda or walking shorts can be office appropriate, depending on where you work. We've got the…
By: Annika Harris / May 31, 2010

Why Are Denim Short-Shorts Making A Comeback?

We've debated the idea of denim shorts and have even given advice on how to wear them, but recently I've been seeing a lot of denim short-shorts for spring. Did I miss something? I thought these were only for women at the beach and teen girls whose summer look consists of rubber flip-flo…
By: Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

Is There Such A Thing As “Dressy Shorts”?

Lauren Conrad showed up to a book signing for her second novel, Sweet Little Lies, wearing a pair of dressy shorts. Lauren's totally on-trend according to what has been going down the runways of designers like Phillip Lim, and nicer-looking shorts are even in Alexa Chung's line for Madewell, coming…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2010

Slutty Shorts Take The Zipper Trend Too Far

I love a zipper on my jeans. Way better than button fly. Hell, I'll even take the odd zipper on a pair of shoes, or even those zipper earrings everyone was loving last year. But zippers on the side of these booty shorts in a style that has been dubbed "Boy Candy"? Well, everyone ha…
By: Erin Flaherty / November 9, 2009

How To Wear Denim Shorts Without Looking Schlubby

Elle UK has huge trend news for you: Everyone is wearing denim shorts right now! Umm, yeah, because it's summer. And people wear denim shorts pretty much every summer. Know what else people do with denim shorts on an annual basis? Look terrible in them. Too often, the styling is off and they're either too…
By: Lily Q / August 21, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Michelle Obama’s Shorts Are Still News, Apparently

Stop the presses! Michelle Obama wore SHORTS! In public! As we said before, it is absurd the media thinks that the First Lady showing her legs above the knees is news. And now Time is jumping on the scrutinizing-the-famous-woman's-body bandwagon, too, saying "[Michelle] just didn't look particularly good in shorts. Her arms are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2009

Shortsgate: Michelle Obama Dares To Bare Her Legs!

Oh holy hell. First Lady Michelle Obama has caught some flack for daring to wear shorts while on vacation with her family at the Grand Canyon in 100+ degree heat. (Emphasis all mine because I cannot fathom the absurdity.) This morning on "The Today Show," The Washington Post's Robin Givhan and Mary Tomer, author of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2009

Umm, Biker Shorts For $365, Why?

Is edgy, New York City designer Alexander Wang secretly pulling his inspiration from suburban malls? First he produced this leather sleeved jean jacket, which reeks of an Aeropostale catalog knockoff, and now we've spotted a pair of his biker shorts for sale on Shopbop.com. The spandex shorts, which were prominently…
By: Zandile Blay / August 1, 2009

Jean Shorts Epidemic

Due to the fact that it is disgustingly hot and on the heels of the fourth of July, an epidemic of jean shorts has broken out. Now I realize there are some very cute jeans shorts women are sporting but that is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the kind of jean short…
By: Deborah Findling / July 6, 2009

Quickies!: Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years To Life

Music producer Phil Spector has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, after murdering model/actress Lana Clarkson. [E! Online] -- Spector's 27-year-old porn star wife says she will dedicate herself to proving his innocence. Good luck to her. During a visit to on-again, off-again girlfriend Sam Ronson’s house, Lindsay Lohan’s loaned…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / May 29, 2009

Style On The Street: Nice Lookin’ Shorts

Annika has challenged us all to wear shorts (and look nice doing so) this spring, and Katy here proves that it's possible! Along with her nude lace-up flats, high-waisted shorts, and bangle bracelets, we love how the long necklace ads a little oomph to her outfit. [Weardrobe] Hanging Bullet Flake Necklace,…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 18, 2009

Five Reasons Guys Should Not Wear Shorts To Work

Today's New York Times Style Section article "Shorts Crack the Code" says it's okay and increasingly common for men to wear shorts to work. We don't support this fad because: Forests of leg hair. Dangling bits. The existence of air conditioning. Shorts + loafers = douche. Even Chuck Bass can't pull them off.
By: Catherine Strawn / July 31, 2008