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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 out this fall. But not everyone can agree on whether shorts can be dressed up enough to put them on par with, say, a skirt. Keep reading »

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 has their limits. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »

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 wannabe sexy (with pointy pumps and a corset, for example, blech) or the thought process seems to be “Hell, this is denim, who cares if I look homeless?” Well, we care. So we’re going to help you get denim shorts right. Keep reading »

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 much admired. Her legs are just, you know, legs.” [Time]
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    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 the upcoming book Mrs. O: The Face Of Fashion Democracy, discussed the brouhaha over Mrs. O wearing above-the-knee (GASP!) shorts. Apparently, some see this as her, I dunno, giving the middle finger to propriety and tradition since the look is so casual. The whole thing made me mega-stabby, especially since Lauer can’t help but acknowledge how ridiculous it is that they are even discussing the topic. If Obama had been wearing, say, a khaki skirt, would people have cared to comment? If the shorts had been below the knee, would that have been OK, or would the chatter then be about her looking frumpy? Also, isn’t there, like, a health-care debate going on? Keep reading »

    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 featured during his Fall 2009 show, look remarkably similar to ones we’ve seen everywhere from Sears to Walmart. Except, what would cost you $30 at these department stores will run you a couple of hundred–$365 to be exact. We get it, Wang is chic and modern and all the celebs and socialites love him. But no amount of buzz in the world justifies this price point! [The Cut] Keep reading »

    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 shorts my dad used to wear with his thick white socks rolled out of his sandals before my mother put that to a swift end. Personally I think they are just “meh” but walking around with one of my guy friends this weekend he quickly noticed and announced that “men who wear jean shorts are freaks. period.”. Keep reading »

    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 Maserati was towed.[TMZ] — At least she wasn’t drunk driving it, as usual.
  • Angelina suffered a minor injury while performing a stunt on the set of her upcoming film, “Salt.” [LA Times]
  • Britney Spears is being sued by Rick Mendoza, a photog she ran over in 2007. [TMZ]
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    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]

    1. Hanging Bullet Flake Necklace, $80, Boticelli’s Niece
    2. Hayden Necklace, $12.50, Alloy
    3. Playful Beaded Rope Necklace, $40, Topshop

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    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:

    1. Forests of leg hair.
    2. Dangling bits.
    3. The existence of air conditioning.
    4. Shorts + loafers = douche.
    5. Even Chuck Bass can’t pull them off.

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