In Search Of Shorts With 4″ Inseams

July 27, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Trends

As a woman over the age of 35 (OK, I’m even over the age of 40) with not bad legs, I have become increasingly annoyed with designers this season. Why you ask? Well the majority only made their drool worthy shorts in one of two lengths: hoochie short or Bermuda long. I want somewhere in between! I have been searching high and low for lace shorts this summer that have more than a 3″ inseam and I found most have only 2″! Now if I were 23 and had legs a mile long, I would be all over them. However, designers just left us out. So I have been searching in vein. When I discussed my dismay with other women, they all said the same thing….what about those of us who want a longer inseam? WHAT ABOUT US?

Now I did find some cotton shorts I adored in neon colors at Loft of all places. So when they had a sale, I stocked up and have been wearing them to death this summer. In fact, they are no longer what I would call neon as they have faded form continuous washings. Still when it comes to dressier, trendier shorts I have been SOL.

So I decided to do a little research and see what I could find in way of 4″ inseamed shorts online. Some were fair and most were just ugly. There is nothing that great. I am begging designers to remember those of us who want to wear their shorts next season (that is if shorts are still in style). Here are the 10 best 4″ inseam shorts available right now. Go at it. Oh and if you find others, please share with us!

10 4″ inseam short picks:

1. Gap Printed Canvas Shorts, $49.95

2. No. 21 Printed Silk Shorts, $220.50

3. T by Alexander Wang Jean Shorts with Leather Yoke,  $142.50

4. Jill Stuart Dagmar Trouser Shorts, $110.40

5. Loft Neon Flat-front Shorts, $39.95

6. Alice + Olivia Sunflower-print Silk-blend Shorts, $200

7. Club Monaco Brooke Shorts, $79.50

8. J.Crew Serge Cotton-blend Shorts, $80

9. 3.1 Phillip Lim Drawstring Leather Shorts, $675

10. A.L.C. Camden Striped Cotton and Linen-blend Shorts, $215

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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