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#1 mandarins

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

Are dress shorts still in?
I have a few pairs hardly worn in my robe and as much as I love them I could not wear them the past 2 years (pregnancy and post baby weight).

Time to move them on?

#2 Gudrun

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

I thought dress shorts were a standard option, ie not a fashion as such.   I'll be interested in other responses.

#3 CallMeFeral

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

They were never in.

#4 nup

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Dress shorts? They sound suitable if you were 40 in the 90s.

#5 erindiv

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Showing my complete and utter fashion ignorance here...

What are 'dress' shorts?

#6 Lazycow

Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 18/12/2012, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Showing my complete and utter fashion ignorance here...

What are 'dress' shorts?


This

Are they like skorts?


#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 18/12/2012, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What are 'dress' shorts?

I think they're the shorts that people wear with their dress thongs (the shoe-type thongs).

#8 Let_it_Rain

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE (CallMeAliG @ 19/12/2012, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They were never in.


This^

I had to google to find what they are.

#9 erindiv

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

Oh. Wow.

Yeah. No thanks.

#10 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:19 AM

Aren't they just normal shorts but more dressy than casual shorts. I use to wear them heaps when I was teaching during summer and so did many of the other 20 something teachers. Never wore them out of work but they did look really nice for work.

#11 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:22 AM

Do you mean formal shorts? I don't think many people can pull them off. I think you'd need to get some made from good quality fabric with excellent tailoring. Cue did some nice formal shorts a couple of seasons ago but not sure if they are still in season.

#12 mandarins

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

This sort of thing. You can wear them with heels or sandals or in winter over tights with some boots. I think its a great look, but just not sure if its a trend thats passed now.

(not the first pair with long legs but the pair further down that look like they are wool mix or something.
http://www.thisnext.com/browse/dress-shorts/


http://youtrendy.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/s...and-shorts.html


Sunnycat - I read earlier in another thread you said you were the uncool one again but I think you are pretty cool if you knew what I was talking about!

I am thinking that although a few people might be still wearing them, this trend has probably passed?

Edited by mandarins, 19 December 2012 - 09:03 AM.


#13 Straight*No*Chaser

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

It probably depends where you live. We are in Far North Queensland and I regularly see people in dress shorts and high heels at night. Mostly the under 30 crowd though.

#14 Feral_Pooks

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

If they fit and weren't el cheapo, why not hang on to them until back in fashion? I can't say I've seen many people wearing them but it'll come back in a few years no doubt.

#15 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

I haven't seen them around for a while, but I never liked them, as I'm short waisted, and they're not a short-waisted persons friend.

#16 mandarins

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 19/12/2012, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they fit and weren't el cheapo, why not hang on to them until back in fashion? I can't say I've seen many people wearing them but it'll come back in a few years no doubt.


I think I am beginning  to push the age limit on them already.

#17 robot sm

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

Regardless of if they're in fashion, try them on and if they suit you, go for it!  I would say it's more flattering to wear something that fits well and looks great on you rather than something that's in the latest fashion mags.

#18 mandarins

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (robotsimone @ 19/12/2012, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Regardless of if they're in fashion, try them on and if they suit you, go for it!  I would say it's more flattering to wear something that fits well and looks great on you rather than something that's in the latest fashion mags.


I agree and that is how I dress but some things can work against you if they have recently been a trend. Maybe I should put them away and bring them out when the trend has fully passed but I fear I may be getting too old by then to pull off the look.

#19 Gudrun

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

I think nice-fitting, nice quality fabric dress/tailored shorts with equally nice dress loafers can be worn by any age in warm or hot weather.

#20 gina70

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

I own these: http://www.sportscraft.com.au/shorts/eva-s...279654_1128061/

I own a few colours and wear them to work.

#21 Domestic Goddess

Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

I have dress shorts and cargo shorts. What other short styles are there? Hot pants, jeans and?

I never used to wear jeans as they made my bum look big and they were so terribly hot.

As I always have to wear dressed shoes (thanks to my big size 12 feet, which make it hard to find casual shoes) it looks strange to have them under cargo pants or jeans shorts.

#22 wilding

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (Domestic Goddess @ 19/12/2012, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have dress shorts and cargo shorts. What other short styles are there? Hot pants, jeans and?

I never used to wear jeans as they made my bum look big and they were so terribly hot.

As I always have to wear dressed shoes (thanks to my big size 12 feet, which make it hard to find casual shoes) it looks strange to have them under cargo pants or jeans shorts.



There's been a lot of leather skirts and shorts around lately wink.gif

#23 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

I wear this sort of style to work and love them!

http://shop.target.com.au/p/city-dressing-...black/P52154775

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

My maternity shorts look like formal shorts and I've been wearing them to work with a blouse. I don't really have the body shape to pull them off though but they are mighty comfy for my gut.

#25 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

Were they ever in?





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