Shorts are the perfect pieces to have in your wardrobe this summer season because these are the best option when the outside whether is slightly warmer or even hotter. These are comfortable and stylish at the same time. One should know how to wear them and carry them with grace. Shorts be it high waisted shorts or the low waisted ones, both are best suited for almost anything, be it walking the dog, going on a jog, on a weekend picnic, well you do see the path I’m leading towards.
Shorts are very much casual but that does not restrict them from being worn as formals and that definitely does not mean that the shorts are considered to be childish or adolescent or even shabby. The one and the only reason that they do not look good on a person is that he doesn’t know how to wear them or buy them according to his size or requirements. When worn with the correct outlook and attitude they always look good and mesmerising but the size and fitting of the shorts also does really matter in this case. One should carefully check these factors before purchasing any shorts to get the right fit:
- Talking about the length of the shorts, you should always ensure that never your shorts should reach below your knees. Even halfway through your knees is not accepted. They should just stop above your kneecap and it is sort of personal choice to end it about 2-3 inches above the knees and that is a good length that you should follow for your shorts. It is similar to what you should follow in your swimming trunks.
The inseams of the shorts are measured as per the pants and it depends upon your height and the average inseam is about 5-7 inches keeping in mind the adult height.
- The shorts that you are wearing should not be wide at the thighs unless you have thick legs. If you have thinner legs then you should look for slimmer shorts or get you shorts tailored to give you a slim look or the shorts look shabby. If the shorts are wider at the base then they look like the skirt of the girls and make your legs look like chicken legs. You should also keep in mind that while getting your shorts tailored you should not make them skin hugging and they should be comfortable to move around otherwise it defeats the purpose of wearing the shorts altogether and makes it look crude.
- When trying out the short you should always keep in mind to get the buttock region and the crotch comfortable in the seat of the shorts and the rest of the short can be altered that includes the waist, the taper that it offers and the length of the shorts.
- Even if you do not want to pay a tailor and don’t have much alteration needed in you shorts then you may just roll you shorts one just to give a new look and give the low length when it reaches top of the knee (below the knee is forbidden, always remember). Even getting them altered doesn’t cost much with the tailor.
There are a few things you should avoid not to look like an adolescent and those include going for bigger prints or cargo shorts or branding logos. Even small designer holes or cuts are also not tolerated.