I personally know a ton of girls that reject the idea of wearing shorts, its literally too much for them. It’s scary to feel like your body isn’t idea as you would like it to be, so wearing shorts can feel like you’re naked. And I get it! It is weird that most ladies (including myself) will opt for a cute sundress over shorts. I feel like I can camouflage my legs when wearing a dress. Kinda like it distracts what I want to hide. But when I actually think about it… its basically the same shit!
So the question is, how do you wear shorts with confidence? Unfortunately I don’t have a set answer. But one thing I can do is help you view it differently. By helping you, I’m actually helping myself. Helping each other build our confidence!
Realizing We All Have Problem Areas
Every girl fit or no,t have areas they aren’t too proud to show. Areas they want to hide. Forever! You’re not the only one feeling this way. The thing is most people won’t see what we see. What we think it’s ugly, may just be super normal. Maybe it isn’t as noticeable as we may think.
The Right Length
There are tons of different lengths of shorts in the market. Find the one you are most comfortable in.
Try Different Fabrics
Finding the prefect pair of denim shorts, is just as hard as finding the prefect pair of jeans. And that takes time and lots of patience. Go for those stretchy, no zipper or buttons type of shorts.
Tops Are Endless
You can keep it really basic and go for your favorite white tee or go for a nice blouse to dress it up a bit. You can make it really fun and tie a knot like I did.
Shorts Can Take You From Day to Night
With just minor adjustments, you can transform your shorts from a day at the asument park to a night out in town.
Heels Can Make A Difference
They do babes! Adding just a little heel can elongate your legs.
How do you wear shorts with confidence?
This past week has been a little crazy for me, I swear it’s Thursday. Maybe I can get it together this weekend, fingers crossed!
Graphic Tee: Bella V Mobile Boutique || Shorts: American Eagle || Sandals: JustFab – identical – similar – similar || Handbag: Express || Bracelet: Stella and Dot || Earrings: Sugar Fix || Lips: NYX
Jamie from Mommy in Flats looks beautiful in this LBD! Make sure you stop by and say hi!!
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Love your summer outfit Melissa – but especially those fun pom pom shoes that pop – they make me happy! xx
Your right about shorts! I wear shorts but I am picky about the length and of course, the fit because some of the soft shorts kind of bag around the crotch area and that’s no good at all. Gorgeous shoes btw!! I love long weekends because I see my hubby more! Lol But I also feel like with a short work week every thing just compounds. If not this, then that, etc. I kid you not, I thought Tuesday was Monday and Wednesday was Friday! I was all kinds of confused. Bah! Anyway, wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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You make some fabulous points, Mel!!
The funny thing is I’ve been wearing shorts more that I’ve gotten older….I figure I might as well, while I still can!!
I think the key is to find the pair that make you feel good, as long as you are WE all just to embrace who we are and what we want. Pretty sandals too. Dont forget to link up to A Labour of Fashion
Really great tips and I love those cute sandals! I like wearing shorts, especially in fun colors and patterns.
I am definitely one of those ladies that is afraid of shorts! You are rocking these! Love your graphic tee and pops of blue too!
I’m not crazy about shorts either, but find that if I start early in the summer, I can get a little bit of a tan on my legs and feel better about wearing them. Every year, though, it’s a challenge for me to “unpack my winter legs.” 🙂
Love this post and your tips! There is nothing more beautiful than feeling confident, I really love the shoes, I am going to have to get a pair for the summer!
Love those fun bright sandals! It’s always hard to find the right kinda shorts for me. Thanks for the post!
Mel, this is a fabulous post! I actually used to reject the idea of wearing short shorts because of my age. I would opt for longer Bermuda style shorts but they are totally unflattering on me. And while my legs are by no means perfect, they are pretty good and I am quite proud of them, so I have returned to wearing short shorts as the most flattering style for me. I feel good in them and have stopped caring about what others think. In fact, last summer I wrote a post about loving your legs. I will link it up! By the way, you have amazing legs and should totally be wearing those shorts with confidence!
Great tips Mel. I just recently wore a pair of white denim shorts too. I need your tee and cute royal blue feather sandals.
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I think it is all about finding one that make you feel good and confident. I enjoy weaing some shorts in the summer. Love the bright blue sandals with this look!
thank you for linking up!
I’m not a fan of wearing shorts…I worry about showing my cellulite! You look great in yours and those sandals are lovely! Thanks for linking up!