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What’s Hot: Who Wears Short Shorts?


Turns out everyone does.

It may appear that shorts are one of the staples of summer wardrobes for the weekend, but as higher-end fashions have demonstrated, shorts play a critical role in styling. This season, bulky cargo pockets, pleats and unnecessary bagginess are replaced by flat-front styles that fall just above the knee (American Living style from JCPenney pictured).

That’s right, there is no shame in showing some leg. In fact, shorter styles give off a polished look, perhaps even slightly preppy.

Overall, fashion has been leaning toward more sophisticated silhouettes, regardless of whether the item in question is a suit or a T-shirt. Clean lines not only bring an entire outfit together, but also create a slimming effect—a much-coveted attribute.

Although different shades of khaki are popular options, seersucker and pastels, like yellow and even pink, truly embrace the style.

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