June 01, 2006

SS06 Fashion Trend : Short Shorts

Usually I am not much of a fan of short shorts. They just always seem more fitted for the gym, not the streets- unless you want to look like a tramp that is. But this season, on the runway, there is a more ladylike short shorts trend that has made me completely rethink my initial dislike for short shorts on the streets!

I especially liked the preppy short shorts look found on the Luella runway. And the slightly loose, boxy short shorts from Chloe are definitely not skanky.

Neither are the structured white short shorts from Prada and Paul Smith. Tuck in the shirt or wear a thin ribbon belt to emphasize the waist and create more shape.

Details are also a great way to take away from hot pants effect from short shorts. I especially LOVE this one from Versace (left) She just looks fabulously cool. And the military (or is it sailor-ish) details on the Sass & Bide runway also addds structure.

So the key to wearing short shorts in a ladylike manner is to balance it out with tops with more coverage, like long sleeves, jackets and even layers. Tanned legs are also a extra bonus, cause they make your legs look more elongated and thin. It almost makes me wish I was more tanned- and I like myself fair!

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For ladylike choices on the streets, try these structured boxy short shorts from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Forever 21. . .

. . Theory and Gap.

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I also adore these structured striped short shorts from Alicia + Olivia and Top Shop. It just makes them that much more interesting.


Blogger Sarah said...

Awesome post about shorts!!

6/02/2006 3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I can see, short shorts are a must in every closet, as well as that mini we all won't admit we have...

6/02/2006 4:08 AM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

I love those Paul Smith shorts!

6/02/2006 4:33 AM  
Anonymous shopdiary said...

I just bought a pair of trouser shorts (ala Johnson) at Zara over the weekend for only $35! Unfortunately, they didn't have a lot in stock nor do they sell online.

Now I wish I could wear it to work too!

6/02/2006 6:33 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

i LOVE johnson shorts!

6/02/2006 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today was free-dress day at my high school, this girl in my class wore hot pants!?! Jean hotpants, err tan peep-toe wedges, a green (mute, surgical green) sweater, and to accessorize, a white patent headband. Perfection I tell you.

6/02/2006 8:36 AM  
Anonymous EMMA W said...

Omg i love 'em ALL

Unfortunately only girls with super SKINNY legs can pull them off properly :(

6/02/2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger Madoka said...

hello, barneys girl and harrods girl,

i absolutely love this blog. first fashion blog i ever read, and i check it daily!

is it okay if i link to you on my blog?


6/02/2006 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Doryn said...

I just can't seem to get these to look good on me. I think you have to have no tushy to wear them or be a teeny tiny toothpick! I do love the way they look and they are a great come back to the bad reputation shorts have had in the last few years. Good post!

6/02/2006 9:53 PM  
Blogger AngieDawn said...

It still suprises me that shorts are in fashion right now... but, somehow, they look cute... :)

6/03/2006 1:45 AM  
Blogger leyandrea13 said...

hi. am wondering if you could give some,.. er sartorial direction for ppl who feel that their pins (legs) don't match up to those models' on the runway.. better alternatives for those micro shorts?? HELP.. summer's here. =) thx!

6/03/2006 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Trisha said...

Love those Alice & Olivia shorts...very cute!

6/05/2006 4:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi :)

I am loving this blog!

I think shorts can be trciky as there is such a fine line between tarty and chic. However if you can get the look right, they are fantastic.
Very nice pics.
Do you guys ever get to see alot of Australian fashion? I know you mention Sass & Bide sometimes, anyhow if you ever get the time check out www.ozdesigner.com it has karen walker, alice mccall, natasha, sass & bide etc.

Does Barneys have an online store?

6/05/2006 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Vintage Girl said...

Heya, this page rawks my sox! I'm so lucky (not boasting or any thing) that i have a figure for shorts, but on most days i do feel so self conscious! Keep up the great posts

6/19/2006 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check them pins out! id give all my limbs for a sniff of whats at the top of them...

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Anonymous Rajendra said...

All of them are really cool but I love those Paul Smith shorts, would share it with my younger sister.

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