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How to Wear Shorts- If You Don’t Have A Thigh Gap
First step: Put them on- Okay, this is incredibly obvious, but the first step in the process of pulling off shorts is just to put them on. Just try them! If you own a pair that you haven’t worn in years, just try them on in the privacy of your own home. You might love them! If you don’t own a pair, go to one of your favorite stores where you are most comfortable and venture to the shorts aisle, sneakily grab a pair, and try them on in the dressing room. Don’t judge yourself for not having a thigh gap when you do–just think of all the new outfit combinations that will open up before you with a new pair of bottoms in your wardrobe. Right??
Think beyond the cut-off- Not the kind of girl that let’s her butt cheeks hang out of the bottom of her cut-off shorts? Of course you’re not! That look is ridiculous. Cut-offs are for co-eds and girls on spring break and rednecks who literally cut their jeans in to shorts. There are many more flattering shorts styles out there for us full-figured ladies… please see the next slide.
Try a denim short with a cuff instead- A cuffed hemline is infinitely more flattering than a cut-off, and in my opinion, infinitely more stylish/timeless, too. Try a pair that is a dark denim wash on the outer leg, and a lighter, faded color on the front/middle–it has the same effect that an illusion dress has on your waistline, but for your thighs.
Go for leg width not length- Every woman over size 8 thinks she has to be relegated to wearing Bermuda shorts for the rest of her life. Longer shorts are not necessarily more flattering, OKAY? Listen to what I am saying: go for shorts with a wider leg opening, not a longer length. The wider the leg opening, the thinner your thighs will look (and the roomier/more comfortable the shorts will be). Even skinny girls appreciate a wide leg opening (right, Man Repeller??).
Again, width not length
Put some self tanner on those luscious thighs of yours- Show off your especially JUICY thighs by lathering on a little self-tanner before you go out. I’m not against fairer skin types, it’s just a fact that a little tan goes a long way. Cover up imperfections and make yourself look just a WEE bit thinner with self tanner–it’s as easy as that. Also, put lotion on because dry skin isn’t cute whether you’re a size 2 or 22.
Just say “No” to chinos- Sorry, J.Crew, but no one looks good in chino shorts. Notta one. They’re just brutal and are an easy style to avoid if you are above a size 6. Heck–above a size 00.
Celebrity Street Style: L.A. Edition
Celebrity Street Style: L.A. Edition Summer style is in full swing on the streets of sunny California. Stylish celebs are rocking the latest looks both on-and-off screen and here at Fashion Edits, we’ve captured some of the hottest celeb looks that…
Celebrity Street Style: L.A. Edition
Summer style is in full swing on the streets of sunny California. Stylish celebs are rocking the latest looks both on-and-off screen and here at Fashion Edits, we’ve captured some of the hottest celeb looks that you can make your own.
Kate Bosworth: Cool and collected
Kate looks effortlessly chic in a cotton black tee, oversized jeans, and tan leather sandals. She makes the look her own by adding a multicolored striped wide belt. Don’t forget to add a pair of aviator shades to make it L.A. cool.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Short shorts
The leggy model Alessandra Ambrosio shows some skin on the streets of L.A. with short printed shorts. She classes up the look while still looking casually cool by pairing the short shorts with a chambray button-down top and flat flip-flops. She pulls the look together by adding a wide, light brown leather belt.
Rose McGowan: New York chic in LA
Rose McGowan rocks black better than any New Yorker and brings a level of chic and sophistication to her all-black look of leather boxy shorts, fitted tank top, oversized leather purse, shades, and hi-tops with a pretty in pink lipstick that adds the perfect amount of color to her look.
Solange: Easy and breezy
Solange keeps cool on the streets of Hollywood by wearing a long, shear white button-down paired with 70′s inspired high-waisted light jeans. The songstress adds an element of glamour by sporting a metallic gold purse with the outfit, dark shades, and a slicked back hairdo with a red lip.
Jessica Alba: Layered lady
Jessica Alba layers up for her Starbucks run in Los Angeles, CA. She wears a navy blue blazer over a navy top, with a blue leather purse to the side, skinny jeans and red booties. What we love best about this look is the red accent prints on her jeans that tie-in perfectly to her red booties.