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Shorts that Aren’t Underwear

Weekend style inspo, and shorts that don't look like undewear (these and more) // the modern savvy

Seriously… are shorts looking more and more like super-high waisted underwear these days or is it just me? For a while it was the teenagers — which gives me enough anxiety while raising a little girl — but now, it’s just plain impossible to find shorts that don’t ride up your booty and have an inseam that doesn’t make me feel like I’m wearing my underwear in public.

I’ve been talking to friends constantly about this. It’s so frustrating.

How to combat? The key is to check the inseam AND to somewhat ignore the photo. Photos of the models can be so misleading. I’m 5’3 and the models are 5’10 so it’s impossible to tell how shorts or long anything will look on my petite frame. Go straight to the inseam, and I suggest 3-4 inches, and 5 inches for more coverage. This super comfy, distressed pair from LOFT is three inches and I’m linking below to a handful of other appropriate length shorts… because, why? Why do brands think we want to wear our underwear in public?!

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Shorts: LOFTย (runs large; wearing size 26… usual size is 27)
Tee: J. Crew
Necklace: Alexandra Gioia
Sneakers: Converse shoreline (go 1/2 size down)
Ring: BaubleBar
Tote: Kohl’s (old, love this similar blue striped version under $20)

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  • Reply
    Jessica
    June 23, 2017 at 1:35 AM

    That title made me LOL. But it’s true, love it when you can wear shorts and not have to worry when you need to bend over!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Alyson
      June 28, 2017 at 10:25 AM

      LOL, right Jessica?! Some shorts these days are SO short. Can’t get over seeing some teenagers walk around the mall. Praying they don’t have to sneeze, or drop something.

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    Pam A.
    June 21, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    I have those also. So comfy! No undies for me either!

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      Alyson
      June 28, 2017 at 10:28 AM

      LOL, no denim undies for us, Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shira
    June 21, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    Hahaha that title! I agree- I hate those shorts when half your butt sticks out. These are perfect!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    Stephanie
    June 21, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Awww come on I thought the in thing was showing your butt cheeks to everyone, just tale a look at ventements and levis collab I am totally kidding. The title made me laugh out loud and it is so true. What happened to shorts?

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    Cory
    June 21, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Love the title of this post! LOFT definitely has the best shorts right now. I also like to order Tall sizes from GAP as they always have an extra inch or so in the inseam.

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      Alyson
      June 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

      Great call on the Tall sizing, Cory…. so glad you mentioned that!

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    ErinG
    June 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    I actually bought the American Eagle ones a few weeks ago! Somehow I stumbled upon a review of them through mom trends.com. I never thought I’d get shorts from there in my 40s but I love them – and the customer reviews were really helpful. AND – I went to purchase the Target men’s pineapple hat for my won giant noggin today! Unfortunately they were sold out, BUT I got a coral one with a frog and it was on sale for only $9! SCORE!

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      Alyson
      June 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM

      Hahaha, laughing your noggin’ comment because Erin, totally in the same boat! The frog one sounds adorable… good find. And, so awesome regarding the AE shorts… I bet they look so cute on you, too.

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    Kimberly
    June 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    I laughed out loud when I saw the title of this post – so true!! I’ve been looking for a non-cuffed pair of denim shorts, so these look perfect!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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      Alyson
      June 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      hahaha, it’s so true! ANd, yes, loving these… just go a size down. I’m usually a 27 and wearing a 26 here.

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    Mary Beth Jackson
    June 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    So true! I love the Loft shorts!

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      Alyson
      June 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      The best…. impressed how soft and comfy they are!

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    Oana
    June 21, 2017 at 6:29 AM

    Oh, the struggle is REAL with shorts!

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      Alyson
      June 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      SO REAL. I can’t get over how some shorts are SO short these days.

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