Happy Hour: We Wear Short Shorts
May 23, 2014
We talk a lot about cocktails that can be made in batches, but what if you just need a glass or two? This cocktail, Lazy Girl Sangria, can be made one glass at a time. Created by Dessert for Two, the cocktail has fresh raspberries, orange liquor and red wine. Because why invent the wheel if you don’t have to?
I’ve discussed this before, and even though it is somewhat controversial, I want to talk about it again. I believe that the 4″ short is the perfect length. Why? In the heat and humidity of the summer, when you sit your shorts bunch up in the inseam area. The shorter the shorts, the more pronounced the bunching. Sometimes, I see women with shorts so bunched up, they look like canvas bikini bottoms.
A 4″ short bunches up less and is more flattering on the short-legged and the pear-shaped. I was surprised by the difference 1″ made the first time I put a pair on. I just think they look better than a 3″ short, even though the difference should be negligible.
If you like shorts, J.Crew has the best ones. I also think you can find cute pieces at Old Navy in the 3 1/2″ inseam. Madewell has a wide selection of denim shorts and novelty pieces. Gap also has lots of shorts at good prices, and in regular, petite and tall sizes.
Plus-size? Land’s End has a great selection of shorts.