Despite being widely regarded as an unflattering fashion donâ€™t, everyone from Zac Posen to Old Navy is peddling shorts this summer as the new fashion do. Should we buy into it? Opinions in the fashion community are mixed. Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, Oprah-endorsed authors of Gofugyourself.com take a hardline stance on formal shorts, saying â€œSuch a creature does not exist.â€ Iâ€™m inclined to agree, though these smart designer looks could persuade me to adopt a dress/casual approach to shorts.
Chic shorts by Zac Posen, Michael Kors, and Carolina Herrera look quite lovely, though long legs are a prerequisite for pulling them off. Think you can do it? Give it a try with these streamlined basics: