With summer on the horizon…we hope, realistically we know that certain pieces of clothing at a certain age, require a more delicate touch…we’re talking about shorts. As you prep for the summer, keep these cardinal rules in mind.
DO: Choose an appropriate length. Any inseam less than three inches and you’re tip toeing a fine line.
DON’T: Go overboard and resign yourself to knee-length Bermudas. There are plenty of three- and four-inch options out there to keep you in the ladylike zone. Cuffed shorts can even be unrolled for an added inch.
DO: Opt for a size larger than you think you might wear. This is not the time nor the place for intense curve-hugging. You want a loose fit that sits comfortably on your hips–both for style and chaffing reasons.
DON’T: Get stuck in a denim rut. Flowy fabrics like silk, rayon and linen are actually the most flattering in shorts form.
DO: Wear them confidently. Any nervous tugging will just draw even more attention to your hip region. Make sure your fit is on point from the start, and then remember that it’s not the dead of winter. Your legs are bare! Enjoy it.