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They may not leave much to the imagination, but after being donned by Daisy Duke in the early eighties and Miley today, who wasn’t even born back then, the short-on-fabric-long-on-shelf-life style has proven to be timeless. It’s not like you’re gonna wear a dress every day, and with the right cut and cloth, this summer’s take on the staple can offer the optical illusion of a longer-limbed look.
Summer is all about short shorts and showing some skin. But as Nylon‘s Dani Stahl rightly pointed out last week, you don’t have to show off everything when you’re wearing shorts. That’s why we rounded up the best styles that won’t give others a peepshow or break the bank.
Al Gore. Bill Clinton. Short shorts. Let the head explosions commence!
Struggling to reconcile your love of fashion with your office’s stodgy dress code? Can’t figure out how to wear cute summer shorts? Styleite‘s resident fashion problem solver Jackie Johnson has you covered.
Ever go to the beach with your bottoms sagging and wonder where you placed that sarong? Contrary to popular belief, as a carrier of a slimmer booty, trying on a pair of pants only to have them “deflate” in the derrière region is never a confidence booster. We did the homework for our readers, and our findings will have Sir Mix-A-Lot yell, “Baby got back!”
In all honesty, we’re on the fence about this one. On the one hand, they can look cute and as photo-blogger Garance Dore points out, virtually guarantee a double take (and possibly a whistle.) On the other, visible cheek-age has a little too much in common with lower back tattoos, Dov Charney, and spaghetti strap tank tops. But no need to bum out, to help you navigate this fraught path — check out our completely unscientific short-short score card.