I know many women “of a certain age” who have sworn off shorts, but I live in Georgia and it’s really hot in the summer; shorts are a necessity in my opinion. But finding a pair that isn’t too short, yet still looks good on me is a chore.
And shorts are getting shorter every year! AllSaints, my most favorite of brands, has a pair of truly laughable shorts out this season. I think they might have pulled them off the shelf, because I can’t find a photo anywhere. Picture denim underwear and you have a very good idea of what these shorts look like. Really, who wears shorts like that?
Conversely, I don’t look good in long walking shorts either. Or shorts that hit mid-thigh. I look best in shorter shorts – but not too short. Like I said, it’s a chore.
Every year I comb the stores looking for the perfect shorts. Anthropologie is always a good place to start. The shorts in there are are always the right length, but this season I didn’t find anything; the shorts either didn’t fit me well or they weren’t my style. But if you’re looking for shorts, try them.
A couple of years ago I bought the perfect pair of shorts from Bloomingdale’s, made by Splendid. They are linen and relaxed, yet can be dressed up. I can’t find those anymore; I should have bought more colors back then. I love those shorts!
Last year I bought a pair of white shorts from Club Monaco at the end of summer and since they fit so well, I tried Club Monaco again this year. I didn’t find the same shorts, but these Club Monaco Marianna City Shorts are great. I bought a pair in black. These will be my dressy shorts and will look cute with a nice tank top or one of those silk loose tops that seem to be everywhere right now.
photo credit: Clubmonaco.com
While buying a new pair of jeans this week, I came across these Hudson Croxley Mid-Thigh Denim Shorts. I don’t know why they call them “mid-thigh” because they are most certainly not mid-thigh, they are short. But I think they are a respectable length. When I tried them on, I asked the sales woman to tell me the truth, reminding her that I was somebody’s mother; I can’t be looking like a video chick! She assured me that I was okay and well within mom-acceptability.
photo credit: Bergdoffgoodman.com
Mission accomplished (for this summer, anyway). Now, if the Georgia temps will just rise above 70 degrees, maybe I can wear a pair of my new shorts!
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