Style Sleuth. From Skirts to Shorts — In Style

April 8, 2008 • Fashion


Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine

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.

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