Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Short-Stop

You may think your legs are too thin or too big to wear shorts, but the truth is that there is a pair out there that will work perfectly for your body type. I wasn’t always a fan of shorts, but that all changed last year when I tried on a pair that surprisingly flattered my figure.

This summer shorts can be worn night or day, casual or dressy. They can be paired with sneakers, sandals, wedges or even pumps (if done properly). Also, you don’t have to have legs like Tina Turner to successfully pull off this summer staple, but you do need confidence!

Do you wear shorts during the warmer months?

Check out some of these short styles:


Martin Button Pocket Shorts available at www.bananarepublic.com for $34.30


Lucky Brand "Lounger" Cuffed Shorts available at www.luckybrand.com for $68


Charlotte Ronson Sailor Shorts available at www.urbanoutfitters.com for $154


Ralph Lauren "Normandy" Shorts available at www.ralphlauren.com for $59.50


J. Crew Chino 3" Shorts available at www.jcrew.com for $39.50


White Cuffed Shorts available at www.rampage.com for $34


Covet Bamboo High-Rise Shorts available at www.urbanoutfitters.com for $98


Gap Belted Shorts available at www.gap.com for $39.50


G By Guess Maggie Bermuda Shorts available at www.gbyguess.com for $33.38


Striped Metallic Shorts available at www.forever21.com for $17.80

21 comments:

{kay} said...

i never wear shorts - i've never been a shorts wearing person...but i have been thinking maybe this summer will be different..and those Lucky Brand shorts are fab!

Kwana said...

Ok, BG you have me convinced. I will find a pair that flatters me this summer. Great post!

Product Junkie Diva said...

I wore shorts just this past weekend. Mine are similar to the gap shorts shown.
You are right, you can find a pair of shorts for everyone...yaaaa
Product Junkie Diva

K-Bear said...

BGG, you just made me very sad. I love shorts but something has happened to my body over the last couple of years and I can no longer pull it off...at all! For some reason ALL shorts ride up in the middle of my thighs so I end up looking ridiculous! Now the G By Guess shorts look like they just might work so I'll give them a try. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

yummy411 said...

it's hard for me to break away from my pants, but when it's just too hot, it's too hot.

i like shorts. i favor bermudas for my style and i guess body type, though i can't wait to strut in some short cuffed ones (with some high wedges) some day LOL

MeMe said...

I haven't worn shorts in since high school (I am now 27)! However, for the past couple of years I have secretly been wanting to put on some short sexy shorts! I told myself that this is the summer that I will. I really like the one's shown by Forever 21! Thanks. I hope they are not made exclusively for European figures and that I can squeeze my brown girl butt in them!

MeMe

Nerd Girl said...

I'm not a shorts wearer. I favor breezy sundresses, but who knows, I may give shorts a whirl this summer - I like the pair by BR!

T said...

I LOVE SHORTS! For all you bargain hunters H&M and Forever 21 have an unlimited amount of CUTE shorts for the low.

They're so cheap, you can pretty much wear them this season, then throw them away (because who knows what the hot styles will be next summer)

mimieyes said...

Not for me, but I can't wait to see you in the pair of strip metallic shorts. LOL!

antithesis said...

im easing my way into shorts. i wore capris and the like for a long time. now im into bermudas. not quite ready to venture shorter than that.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but I bought a couple of bermuda shorts for this summer. I usually wear skirts or dresses. can't wait to try them out when the weather gets a little warmer

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i love shorts! i have to watch the length tho cuz with my extremely long legs, i'd end up looking ultra-stank...but i do enjoy shorts!

PBW said...

I love shorts. Unfortunately, they don't like me lately. Haven't been able to find a flattering pair. So I wore skirts last summer.

However, your photos have inspired me to try shorts again. I'm going to try to find the Lucky Brand pair.

that guy said...

yeah, i would rock a pair of shorts in the summer time. summer, ladies, legs & shorts sounds good to me

Divine Blackness said...

OMG, I wish I could wear shorts. They so ride up in the middle with me too. Grrr...I can bust the heck out of some bermuda shorts though. Heyyy!

Wes said...

I love shorts.. My fav pair were from a Polo Jeans sample sale (about 4 years ago) that I only paid $5 for... I pull 'em out EVERY summer!

Calming Corners said...

I just finished an article on shorts for all body types while I was writing it I was like maybe I will try shorts this summer, but you sealed the deal! Thanks for another great post!

xo,
CC

SolShine7 said...

Thanks, I saw some cute styles that I want to try.

Miss Mika said...

You posted some cute shorts there diva of all things fashionable. I am a huge fan of the Guess brand and their line of shorts (and clothes in general) seem to work best for my body type. I am loving the shorts from Forever21 though... those are cute!

Kiss Kiss Beauty said...

I love shorts. I cannot abide pants in the summer, so I wear skirts most of the time and shorts on the weekend. I love the Lucky pair with the sash tie and the pink J. Crew ones you posted.

Eb the Celeb said...

yeah... my legs dont look like any of the chicks in these pics... bermuda shorts never look right on me because I have big thighs and a small waste...ugh