In spite of Bermuda shorts and chinos, short shorts dominate the runway season after season. If you have a brave heart and toned legs, you might wonder if you can carry this look off without looking like a stripper or a B-list actress. In fact, you can look classy in short shorts if you choose the right fit, fabric and style.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wide belt
- Matching suit jacket
- Fishnet stockings
- Puffed blouse or jacket
- Golf shirt
- Stud earrings
- Ballet flats
- Sheer pantyhose
Wear short shorts that fit properly. Short shorts that bind look cheap and uncomfortable. Your short shorts should not reveal more cheek than they conceal.
Consider high quality, crisp fabrics for your short shorts. Buy navy broadcloth or tartan instead of distressed fabrics.
Choose short shorts with a high-rise waist. This gives you a retro look, similar to pinup girls from the 1940s.
Buy short shorts one size bigger than you'd normally wear and cinch them with a wide belt. Pair the shorts with a matching suit jacket and flesh-toned fishnet stockings for a twist on the business suit.
Look for short shorts with tailored details, such as cuffs, piping and welt pockets. Pair with a puffed blouse or jacket.
Tone down the sex appeal of short shorts with a conservative top and sleek hairdo. Wear a polo golf shirt and a low ponytail. Stud earrings and ballet flats complete the outfit.
Layer short shorts over sheer hosiery. Sheer pantyhose can give you a flattering, finished look and help hide a less than perfect skin tone.