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  • The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

     Are you game?

    I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did.

    The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try.

    Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide at the very end (good things are worth waiting for).

    >>RELATED: How to Wear Shorts: The good, the bad, and the very ugly…

    What’s on trend now are high waist shorts, Bermuda shorts, colored denim, and bold prints.

    My mom and dad doing the short shorts

    My mom and dad doing the short shorts

    High Waist Shorts- How adorable do my parents look in the photo above? They just got engaged and mom is wearing white high waist shorts… the kind that are in style again right now. Dad is wearing crazy short shorts… oops, those are in style for guys again too.

    A Wear Belted Shorts at Asos

    A Wear Belted Shorts at Asos

    A high waist draws your eye to a lean waist and since they cover more core real estate than hiphuggers, also give the illusion of looking more dressed. Pair with a not too tight top . Cute flats sandals are a stylishly relaxed accent. A chunky wedge balance the silhouette. I’m liking the pair from ASOS above.

    Lauren by Ralph Lauren Huldah Slimming Fit Bermuda Shorts

    Lauren by Ralph Lauren Huldah Slimming Fit Bermuda Shorts

    Bermuda Shorts- Lord, not the early bird special kind of Bermudas, but ones that ladies who don’t wear pantyhose with mules would wear! The NEW Bermuda shorts look SO modern, particularly in a world wear everyone is showing too much. True style veers on the opposite of trendy and a longer short is definitely it.

    Look for slim styles and keep footwear refined too for the look of a longer leg.  Let the hem hit at the best part of your thigh or right atop your knee. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Huldah Slimming Fit Bermuda Shorts are a good basic that will serve your wardrobe well.

    alice + olivia Five Pocket Hipster Shorts
    alice + olivia Five Pocket Hipster Shorts

    Colored Denim-

    Not only the hottest thing in jeans but their abbreviated style sistahs are right on the mark. Colored denim shorts are a cute, yet no nonsense, way to get through summer. Try a simple T, chunky cotton sweater for cool nights or even a boyfriend shirt with tails worn out.

    alice + olivia  Five Pocket Hipster Shorts are a double shorts trend whammy as they are also in the must-have shade of sunny yellow.

    MIlly Dickies Batik Print Shorts

    MIlly Dickies Batik Print Shorts

    Prints- 

    Bolder is most definitely better when it comes to print shorts. The brightest, even verging on garish prints, are a statement-making summer wardrobe addition. You have two ways to go with this trend, wear the crispest white shirt to play off the pattern or go wild with an even bolder mixed print top, if you are.

    MIlly Dickies Batik Print Shorts are a bright & cheery way to bring in the summer with a modern nod to New England prints. Country club, anyone?

    A longer short would be more figure flattering

    A longer short would be more figure flattering in the city

    What not to wear-

    Puh-lease say no-no to butt cheek baring shorts. This should be a given, but grossly, it is not. At the briefest, shorts should be about two fingers long, three fingers even better, in the inside leg length to AVOID having your junk hang out. Adding that your legs must be lean, mean, and super tone if you are exposing that much bare flesh. Again, this should be a given.  Be sure that shorts don’t ride up your thigh when you walk. Not all body types can wear all styles. Adapt.

    The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide:

    Published on June 07, 2012

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