So I wanted to ask everyone -- how do you feel about short shorts? How short is too short, and based on what criteria? What are your OWN unwritten rules.
I have heard "rules" regarding one's age and height, as to how short a pair of shorts ought to be. I've always been a rule breaker in that sense, however, I tend to lean towards shorts in the 4-5 inch range. I don't love Bermuda shorts (I'm 5'3 people) and I feel a bit self-conscious about "short" shorts (3 or so inches) because I have rather muscular legs.
So a week ago I decided to buy myself a pair of these garden vine shorts from Madewell. I just loved the print, plus Madewell was having a 40-off new items plus free shipping discount. It was impossible to resist! (J. Crew.com .... are you listening?)(
I was able to correctly figure out my size, which was the size I wear in J. Crew shorts. I'm just not certain I love the length of the shorts. I saw that I liked them better with platform espadrilles to elongate my legs, but I did find myself tugging at the hem most of the day after sitting for more than 5 minutes.
What are your thoughts on these and other "short" shorts?