I received a request from a friend the other, to do a post about shorts. Her exact words were, ” How does a classy, fabulous, grown woman -not a 17 yr old- find shorts to wear?” (Love that!)
It had honestly never really occurred to me that other woman have a hard time with wearing shorts. I mean, I wear them all the time!
Then I came to the stark realization that maybe I’m just a hoochie. 😉
I started thinking about lengths and if there’s a general rule of thumb to go by. After browsing through hundreds of pairs of shorts, I decided that 3.5 – 5 inches is a pretty good gauge for length. There are of course 9 inch shorts, which will hit about mid thigh or right above the knee (depending on your height) but if you are looking for a feminine short-short and want to steer clear of the coochie-cutters, 3.5 – 5 inches is your best bet.
This is of course a totally subjective topic, and really depends entirely on a few different factors, including the occasion and your own level of comfort.
What are your thoughts on shorts? Do you wear them? Do you think there’s a certain length that you must wear after a certain age? Curious what you have to say, so please share in the comments below!
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Since I have shorter legs in proportion to my body I like to go a bit shorter. Love those black and white stripe shorts!Jessicathe way to my Hart
I bought those ones a few weeks ago! So cute! 🙂
I do not own many shorts only because I am not allowed to wear them at work. I have a few that I do wear on the weekend at that shorter, due my petite frame!xo,Jacquelinestylininstlouis.com
Ya, it's hard to invest in them when you can't wear them at work. Thanks for the input!
As long as your booty is hanging out, I don't think it matters what length your shorts are at any age. I love shorties and mid-thigh lengths best on me, but have a hard time finding them too since shorts are apparently only made right for small women and very young girls. Target usually has a good selection though for anyone who isn't one of those two sizes. I like all the ones you've picked out here!-Chelseachelsandthecity.blogspot.com
I'm with ya lady! As long as your booty isn't hangin out, I think it's all good 🙂 Thanks for the feedback!
Thick Thighs + Short Legs + Someone's Mom = J. Crew's 5-inch Chino Shorts ;)https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shorts/solid/PRDOVR~68925/68925.jsp-Shanna (hey hey hey!)
Haha! Love it, Shanna! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! 🙂