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Trend Alert: Shorts

An alternative to mini dresses, when you want to show some leg but crave a sportier look shorts are a fresh contender. I have always liked shorts; I believe they can be really cute and chic when worn right. Now you all have mixed feelings about shorts so hopefully I can turn you onto them - as long as you promise to wear them by the rules! I think shorts have a bad rap, because so many people wear them wrong. Here are some tips:

  • Show the knees please! Below the knee should be kept to a cute cropped pant.
  • When worn with flip-flops or sneakers it looks too college casual - bring on the femme factor with cork heels or exotic flats.
  • Make sure your legs are buffed and moisturized! You can still pride your paleness but ashy skin is never cute.

Most of Spring's shorts are cuffed and roomy so keep the rest of the silhouette loose. Or flaunt a slim sexy top and volume on the bottom. See, it's fun to play around with shorts!

(L-R: Yigal Azrouel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giambattista Valli)

Source and Source

To see some of my favorite shorts of the season,

Theory Bennie Stretch Shorts, $120.

Forever 21 Phoebe Shorts, $18.

Roll Up Shorts
, $196.

Join The Conversation
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I like the khakis
PinkTulip PinkTulip 10 years
Yeah like many of you I too am thinking of making some cuttoffs...even though I have short legs and not so thin thighs...I will probably wear them with a longish tunic or tank and add a belt to the waist to bring the attention upward
amangel amangel 10 years
I got myself black shorts, same model as Theory Bennie Stretch Shorts and I love them! I'm glad those are back, even ones that are super short, if you have nice legs why hide them ;)
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
mmm shorts...i'm a bit hesitant because i despise my thighs, but a longer and looser short is very chic. i'm looking for a nice pair of roomy, chocolate colored cuffed shorts. and i'm thinking about cutting some jeans into cutoffs!
DIGh DIGh 10 years
Ha...I wish I had nice legs for shorts....what kinds of shorts can a girl with short legs and big thighs wear? Like me!
marsy65 marsy65 10 years
I'm all good with cute shorts, but this hot pants trend has got to go!
gossipgirl10 gossipgirl10 10 years
~live well... laugh hard...~ i cant live without shorts! all of the looks that i posted in the lookbook are all shorts. love it!
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 10 years
i wish i could wear shorts, but just don't have the legs for it. ____________________________________________________ *Sources of clohting are like a pot of gold, you don't give it away easily!!*
Luxury-Diva Luxury-Diva 10 years
The Forever 21 shorts are really cute! The roll up shorts are cute too but for $196?????? oh-no.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
The roll up shorts is not so bad.
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I liked all but that 3rd pic. I don't think that those are shorts either.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
:rotfl: wicked.....they do look like mens stepins... I love those generra roll up shorts!
Wicked Wicked 10 years
What's with the third runway pic? Are those shorts or underwear?
SU3 SU3 10 years
Cute! I love the roll-up shorts!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I like the Forever 21 shorts. I'm just worried how big my thighs look in shorts, they're not as thin as they were 5 years ago :(
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I love these shorts - especially with longer tops and heels or flats!!! I used to work in a college admissions office as an interviewer and a few of us definitely rocked the long/bermuda-ish shorts and heels. But like FabSugar said, I think it really depends on your office dress code.
Fashion Fashion 10 years
As for wearing them to work, anaisethenry, I would check with your office dress code and stick to bermuda shorts! xo
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Hey hey! I'm actually totally into the jean cut offs ala Kirsten Dunst. I especially like them under a long tunic...Go for it partysugar! xo
mylove444 mylove444 10 years
hey i have asuggestion..because summer is coming up, you should give a beauty byte on good scrubs and shower gels and mosturizers and like a routine..advice on how many times a week you should use a scrub as apposed to a moisturizing shower gel and all that.
anaisethenry anaisethenry 10 years
I'm definitely intrigued by the trend, but are they ok to wear to work?
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Dear FabSugar, I was thinking of cutting my favorite pair of Diesel jeans into cut offs. They are really old and have a huge wholes in the side from so much wear but are cut offs a no-no? Thanks for being so fab! Muah, PartySugar
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