Who wears Short Shorts?…. Do you dare short shorts? How long to go really depends on a few things.
- What your legs are like?
- where you will be wearing the shorts
- your confidence level.
How Short is Too Short?
Short – It’s best to aim for an inseam that at minimum 4″ or longer. These short navy print shorts are 4.5 inches. They would be cute at a fun backyard BBQ, a trip to the beach etc. Wear them with a flowy top with sleeves to soften the look.
Medium – If you don’t want much thigh showing, but you don’t want shorts that go right down to your knees, then a mid-length that ends a few inches above the knee is best for you. A white pair goes with anything and looks modern paired with a chambray top and metallic sandals.
Long – If you prefer long shorts, then try an inseam of about 11 inches- the classic Bermuda short length. These shorts end at the top of the knee.
Not Too Tight
Make sure that when you buy shorts that they’re not too tight in the leg. There’s nothing worse than looking like your legs are stuffed into your shorts.
For more tips on how to wear shorts, click here. If you’re still undecided about whether shorts after 40 are right for you, then take a look at the photos these 40+ bloggers sent in. By dressing up their shorts, these gals have created some really cute outfits. Take a look and let me know your feelings on shorts for women over 40.
Fun and Feminine
There’s a lot of mixing of prints this summer and one of the best ways to experiment with how to do that is to put together a shorts outfit. Ana from Mrs. American Made has done a wonderful job of combining a mod pattern up top, with a more painterly print below for a look that is playful and pretty.
I love the way Ana’s shorts flare out at the bottom. It almost makes it seem like she is wearing a skirt, which is a softer look than shorts. In an earlier post I talked about a pair of striped shorts I just bought have a slight flare and how I thought they were a little more flattering than regular straight shorts. Take a look and see if you agree.
Lovely and Ladylike
Here’s a look you definitely have to have the legs for. Erin, 40 from the blog Busbee Style looks model perfect in a stunning monochromatic ensemble.
Since the shorts bare all, Erin was careful to balance out the look by covering up on top with a feminine lace top and matching suit jacket. A sophisticated clutch and nude heels keep all eyes on the legs.
Cool in Camouflage
Here’s a pretty way to wear the camo trend. Rebecca, 48, from Red Tag Chic Los Angeles looks fab in her tailored Bermuda shorts, beige peep-toe slingback heels, and gorgeous orange lizard clutch. Camouflage is a natural, sporty choice for summer, but here’s a tip. I think camouflage looks best when you add a feminine touch.
Rebecca has the right idea. Her studded collar and leather pockets are spot on. They soften the look and add real style.
Cute in Checks
Fashion blogger Bella, from The Citizen Rosebud , looks darling in a pair of cute navy, gingham shorts that she has dressed up with a white, sailor-style blouse. Her outfit has a nautical vibe that’s perfect for summer. Casual wedges finish off this easy breezy look.