Friday, July 14, 2023

Feminin Differential - Short Shorts


I love the look of the model above with her denim "short-shorts and sweet-heart neck-line tee. Classy and cool - A great summer look. (Pinterest - Fashion influx black frill puff sleeved crop top)

Marilyn Monroe in Shorts

Going back to my youth, there were several summer I refused to wear shorts, opting for jeans all summer.  I was so sissy-phobic, justifying it by saying boys do not wear shorts; it is a "girl thing". Yes I suffered, because I remember how hot the Virginia summer got and the only air-conditioning in town was our local movie theater.  A severe case of denial; not wanting to admit that there was a "girl" present so wanting to escape. Was there anyone else that deep in delial during their youth?    

So are short-shorts feminine? According to Wikipedia:

Short shorts, as their name implies, are shorter than average. Such garments had been known since the 1930s when female Hollywood stars wore them for publicity photographs, and in New York City, a by-law (repealed 1942) was passed banning women from wearing them. They were principally worn for sports and active purposes, such as cycling. Shorts that terminated at the upper thigh became increasingly popular as informal leisurewear and sporting attire throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s for both men and women. In the early 1970s short shorts began to be made in fashion fabrics, in which form they became known as [feminine] hotpants, a term popularised by Women's Wear Daily. The terms hotpants and short shorts have since become interchangeable.

The above shorts are a few seasons old, I believe Banana Republic. To look for these just search "Paper-Bag" in woman's shorts. I love them in white and the gathered "paper bag" waist is a definite feminine differential. If the ones you get are are not true short-shorts, just give a roll to leg opening. The Top is current and is Amazon's "LYANER Women's Square V Neck Puff Short Sleeve Knit Summer Elegant T-Shirt". A  great fit and I love the sweetheart neck line; $23.99; a keeper. 

See also what I wore to my "moonrise" Meetup group evening.  

See also, Fashion Jackson - "Take this Summer Outfit from Day to Night."

A stunning look



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