What do you think is the appropriate inseam for short shorts?

Discussion in 'Personal Style' started by littleE, May 2, 2010.

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What inseam do you prefer for shorts?

  1. 1-2"

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. 2-3"

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. 3-4"

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. 4-5"

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. 5" or longer

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. 1-2"

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  7. 2-3"

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. 3-4"

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  9. 4-5"

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  10. 5" or longer

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. littleE

    littleE New Member

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    After searching for weeks to find the perfect summer short short with the ideal length (not TOO short), I've realized how difficult of a feat that is to accomplish. Most inseams I've encountered have been just about 1" or 1.5", which I find disgraceful. I ended up buying two sizes up at Target and they were the right length. So, give me your feedback! What do you think is the right inseam? Why?
     
  2. etceteraism

    etceteraism New Member

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    I know exactly what you mean. I'm 5ft10 and although I'm slim I have larger hips/thighs. I HATE buying shorts! They're either (like you mentioned) teeny tiny, or they go all the way down to the knee-neither of which is flattering on me. It's hard to find mid-length shorts. 4-5" was what I answered, and I know for most people it's a bit long, but those are the only kind that actually fit just about mid-length on me. But they're definitely not "short shorts". I think for most people (who aren't a bit self conscious like I am) 3" is good.
     
  3. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    it depends on the height and age and legs of the person...

    personally--- i like my shorts pretty darn short...
    ^_^...
    but not super short...
    but what is too long on me...will be just right on a taller person...
    and what is too short for me would be OK for a 15 yr old...

    everything is relative...
    imho...
     
  4. Psylocke

    Psylocke Active Member

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    It depends on the occasion when you wear them. As for personal preference: the shorter the better! I love super short hot pants (but not too tight!). But I wouldn't wear them to university.
    So I have a few pairs that are slightly longer, around 4"-5", that I can wear to university and work. I also like that I can pair them with high heels and boots without looking too sexy.
     

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