How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Trend Spotting
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
01-12-2005
  1
scenester
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 68
Short Shorts for Winter
Hi All,

This came from a UK newspaper article yesterday. Just wondering....is anyone out there brave enough to be wearing short shorts in the winter. I'd really like to get my legs out - but I'm just not sure if I'm brave enough. I love the way they are dressed up below - with tights or even with bear legs. Do you think I should just go for it? Advice welcome!
Charlotte

F
[IMG]/stylesheets/portal/images/slideshow/pre_off.gif[/IMG][IMG]/stylesheets/portal/images/slideshow/next_off.gif[/IMG]
ANTASTIC FOUR: SHORT SHORTS [IMG]/stylesheets/portal/images/slideshow/pre_off.gif[/IMG]

Short shorts are enjoying a renaissance. They are proving - bizarrely - to be a big hit for winter, and are set to continue as a major trend for next summer. However, they can be tricky to wear. To avoid looking like a pantomime extra, choose your separates carefully.


Pictures by Christopher Cox

  Reply With Quote
 
01-12-2005
  2
V.I.P.
 
susie_bubble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,070
I've been wearing silk shorts over tights to go out in. Mine aren't tight though so it's not too slapperish. The key is thick opaque tights.

I've still been wearing my city shorts over crochet tights. You can layer tights as well for more layers!

__________________
'A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.'
Coco Chanel.
MyStyleDiary
My blog - Style Bubble - http://stylebubble.typepad.com/style_bubble/
  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  3
tfs star
 
QuirkyCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Rotterdam,Netherlands
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,835
Charlotte,if you are under 21 or so get them out. Tights are essential though...the blue-limbed,goosebumped look flatters no-one .

And I like them worn slightly loose,and cuffed. (PS I would NEVER do this now...but i did in the 80's when I had the legs ).

I do have one pair of "respectable" knee length shorts now though...

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  4
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 27
Wow wouldn't bare legs be waaay too cold? That would be weird IMO. But interesting idea with the tights option! Does anyone have more pics? I still can't quite picture it very well....besides that pic ^^ I don't think i'd be brave enough...unless i see at least ONE other person wearing it too...Wouldn't want to get weird stares

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  5
front row
 
tuomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: on the road
Gender: homme
Posts: 214
Well...I have to admit wearing my Rick Owens flannel shorts over leggings...it's kinda bike messenger look with lots of layers.

__________________
" If fashion is your trade, then when you're naked, I guess you must be unemployed" Jarvis Cocker/Pulp
  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  6
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 945
I wear woolen shorts with a few layers of black opaque tights under and boots.. I'll try to post a pick one day!

It looks good with heels as well, but now it's too cold for heels here. Before it got too cold I also used silk shorts over tights, but now I stick too the ones in warmer fabrics.

If not many people wear this were you live you should prepare yourself for some attention though..everytime I go out in them, people will come up to me and say; wow. are you wearing shorts? and I'll be like (stupid question..) "yes" and they they usually just stare at them for a few second and say: cool.
I really love the look - you should try!


Last edited by lumy_; 01-12-2005 at 09:28 AM.
  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  7
urd
tfs star
 
urd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,856
I wear mine with opaque thights (and sometimes with legwarmers too)

when it was getting cold I was wondering if shorts and thights will look idiotic together, but they really don't!!

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  8
V.I.P.
 
purplelucrezia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Gender: femme
Posts: 15,790
I wear 'em over leggings with big chunky winter boots. :p

__________________
(\_/)
(O.o)
(> <) This is Bunny. Copy Bunny into your signature to help him on his way to world domination.
  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  9
Adorable illusion
 
vintage_princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,644
I like the look of shorts and tights together..but I dont think im brave enough for this cold cold weather

__________________
"...jus flip up ur collar, pull up ur sleeves and wear it loose... done less FOB like"

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  10
backstage pass
 
finalfashion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 521
I believe it's the popularity of boots, pushing shorter looks (like the culottes thread)... I've been wearing it too. A lot of us have invested in pricy high boots... and our wardrobes adapt... this trend will last on me as long as my boots are wearable.
And is it just me or has the tight industry improved amazingly in the past few years? They feel better and stay up better... I love that thicker tights are back in style. I wear cable-sock style tights with motorcycle eurotrash boots and short cargo shorts... and let me tell you... wear this outfit if you want a lot of attention. I am showing no skin at all (hat, mitts, big scarf) but men go nuts for it.

__________________
final fashion
  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  11
backstage pass
 
nELL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 535
Heres another example

Chloe FW 2003
style.com


Love this look! I'm gonna rock it at my show this weekend

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  12
rising star
 
kachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: sydney
Gender: femme
Posts: 133
i this look too. it's so cute.

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  13
rising star
 
heynicepants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Gender: homme
Posts: 119
But does this make sense in winter? It's outrageous you're all going to freeze.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  14
front row
 
purreow*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: US
Gender: femme
Posts: 428
I love this look, but it's definitely a going out look. This would just not fly at work. Not in my city at least. Love it though! :p

  Reply With Quote
01-12-2005
  15
trendsetter
 
maraschin0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,064
I like short shorts =) But I can never find a good pair.... Anyone know any good brands that make cute short shorts?

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
short, shorts, winter
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2014 All rights reserved.