From Skirts to Shorts — In Style

April 6, 2008 • Magazine

From Skirts to Shorts — In Style

From Skirts to Shorts — In Style

Sun, 2008-04-06 07:00

Rachel Yeomans

I haven’t worn shorts since high school soccer; however with the recurrence of last year’s Bermuda trend, I feel that I need to get on the bandwagon. Finding a pair, however, that wouldn’t make me look like a boy at prep-school or turn me bow-legged is a daunting task for this skirt-clad dame.

My two primary requirements on this “short” venture: Not too short, and not relating to a cropped capri. Oh yes, and the ability to stretch. Now I will admit ignorance on the half-pant mark, due to avoiding the clothing type entirely for years. Well this fashion guru admits an error of judgment in result of having come across some adorable fashion pieces to make me realize that my wardrobe is sadly lacking a whole section of possibilities!

I started pretty safe on my shopping journey. I embarked to the places of khakis and white tee’s, namely Banana Republic, Gap and J. Crew. Lo and behold, J. Crew boasted not one, two, or even three varying length options of the short. They offered us ladies the choice of shorts 3”, 5”, 7”, and for those bold souls, 9” above the knee.

After this discovery, I got a little braver in scouring the short department.

Some fantastic finds included a pair of Lauren Moffat walking shorts, Stella McCartney self-tie detail shorts, and the classic Bermuda from Vince. And the find of finds, a pair of Jill Stuart Rochelle shorts. Again admitting ignorance, I had no idea shorts could go beyond the realm of Sunday errands and dog-walking. Well let me just say, this gorgeous new wardrobe addition will perfectly accessorize a Friday night martini and strappy sandals.

In conclusion my fellow shoppers, this StyleSleuth has sought out the short to discover that the item wasn’t as daunting as previously perceived. I learned my lesson — now don’t you let a fashion find get away based on a bit of insecurity. Your closet will thank you in the end!

1. Jill Stuart Rochelle Short

2. Lauren Moffat Walking Shorts

3. Vince Bermuda Short

4. Stella McCartney Self-Tie Detail Shorts

5. J. Crew Polka Dot Short

6. Doo.Ri Spring 2008 RTW

7. Elie Tahari Spring 2008 RTW

8. MaxStudio Uncut Twill Corduroy Shorts

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