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Shopping Guide: 7 Almost-Formal Shorts

Shopping Guide: 7 Almost-Formal Shorts
I’m still not totally on board with the formal shorts thing. No matter the fabric, I feel like shorts are inherently a more casual choice than skirts or trousers. That being said, the formal-ish shorts that are filling the stores right now are adorned with a little something extra — ribbon belts, bows, leather trim, foldover waistbands or embellished hems — that make them seem exponentially more special than a pair of denim cutoffs. After the jump, seven options perfect for Sunday brunches with your girlfriends, wandering around an art museum, or date night with your lover.

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 thinks this is super creative and kind of funny; but the other part would be pretty pissed if I looked down and realized that I had an ad pressed into my gams. Plus, the store says the imprints last up to an hour. Eek! What do you think of this? [Ads of the World] Keep reading »

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, I definitely had a pair of velvet shorts. I’m not so sure I’d be so eager to jump back into them, however. What about you? Velvet shorts in winter: yay or nay? [$88, Madewell] Keep reading »

Style By Jury: What Do You Think Of Cate Blanchett’s Shorts?

What Do You Think Of Cate Blanchett's Shorts?

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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 Marcus. “Another day, another ad that tries to make people buy their products by making you feel bad about your body,” she writes. “What’s even funnier is that in another window,” she continues, “GAP is advertising for their Jeggings and not everyone looks good in those either, but as long as GAP can sell them to you they don’t really care.” I, myself, avoid going out in shorts. I guess you could say that’s my prerogative — or maybe I’ve been brainwashed. What do you think of the ad? Offensive? True? Both? Weigh in on the great pants vs. shorts debate in the comments. Keep reading »

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 make shorts work. Click through for ideas. Keep reading »

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 tips in mind.
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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 long enough that it’s not all hanging out, regardless of your height, and short enough that you won’t be mistaken for a boy from behind — a lovely length compromise one doesn’t often find. And if watermelon pink isn’t quite your thing, pick up a pair in white, black, light, or dark gray. You got options, lady. [$68, Lululemon] Keep reading »

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 details on 10 pairs of shorts that cost less than $50 after the jump. Keep reading »

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-flops in every color to match their exposed bra straps. But, no. Denim short-shorts are now being marketed towards grown women and it seems retailers expect us to wear them … gasp! … on the street with high heels? What’s going on?

OK, in full disclosure, I’ll admit to wearing a pair of coochie-cutting denim shorts a few years ago, but I was away on a weekend of debauchery, the shorts were never worn outside, and I threw them away when I returned home. The short-shorts served their purpose, and I probably won’t wear shorts with such little fabric again. Will you wear denim short-shorts this summer? Keep reading »

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