I have a love/hate relationship with the media.
I love it, because they spread really awesome news about really awesome people.
I hate it, because they promote negativity about really awesome subjects.
One of the negative topics focuses on women’s body image… and an overall encouragement for us to feel self-conscious about our physical attributes (whether we like them or not).
I see this media-induced fear manifest in the summer with women feeling “too old” to wear shorter-than-knee-length shorts. Who says once you hit a certain age you can’t wear something!?! This whole notion gets me really fired up!
Of course not everyone feels their best in short shorts, but there are manywomen who could! Are you one of these women?
If you say yes to any of these traits, I encourage you to give short shorts a try—no matter your age.
If you’re 5’3” or under, you’re considered petite. Short shorts make you look taller, long shorts make you look shorter. It’s called the “law of proportions” in style speak. So if you’re petite and you want your legs to look a mile long, short shorts can do that for you—I encourage you to give it a try!
You have killer legs
If your legs are one of your best features, I don’t care if you’re twenty or eighty… show them off! Show them off in a way that the seventeen year old boy you pass on the street thinks “Damn, that *old* lady looks fine.”
*Disclaimer: You are not really old, but a seventeen year old boy thinks anyone over twenty-five is ancient.
You like your legs
Even if you don’t think your legs are your best feature, but you like them, show them off. I fall into this category. I have long legs that carried me through ten years of competitive figure skating. I’m proud of how powerful they are, and it makes me happy to show them to the world. I also happen to feel dowdy in long shorts, so I don’t go there. (I’m not saying long shorts are dowdy, they are not… but they make me feel that way, so I personally stay away.)
You’re bored of your standard summer wardrobe
Maybe you’re just feeling sick and tired of your summer bottom choices this year. Short shorts could be something new to try. Buy one neutral pair that doesn’t break the bank, and give them a go. You may find that they work perfectly for you… sweet, a fresh style option for you!