Tuesday, April 13, 2010

jorts: yay or nay?

I don't think I'm atypical when I say shorts aren't my favorite thing. Most of my girlfriends agree they'd rather be in skirts or dresses in the summer rather than shorts. That said, I've noticed an explosion of shorts lately - particularly JEAN shorts. (known affectionately as 'jorts' to many of us)
How do you feel about jean shorts? Do you wear them? Is there an age that's too old?
Amanda Byrnes

Gisele
{I imagine if we all had legs like Gisele, we'd all be rocking the jean short 24/7}

Hilary Duff
{like the cuff - just wish they were an inch or two longer}

Katie Holmes
{How do you feel about the tights under shorts? Did you do that this winter?}

Leanne Rimes
{yeesh. not my favorite}

HA! I couldn't resist. Jean shorts will always be a 'no' for men!
Can't wait to hear your opinions!
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29 comments:

I'm Lindsay! said...

I have a love/hate relationship with jorts. I'm very picky about them.. they can't be too loose or too tight or too short, which they all usually are!

leigh ashley said...

i don't know that i'll ever wear jean shorts. i think they look good on some people, but they're not for me. i'm with your other friends... i would much rather wear a skirt.

Lauren Elizabeth said...

If they are not too short, and if you look good in them...go for it!
Otherwise, find an alternative. There are plenty!

bananas. said...

jorts? hmmm...never heard of that term. i just call them jean shorts and i love them! wore them the other night (oakland outing) with tights. it's one of my favorite looks! how can people not like jean shorts?! WTH!

brooke said...

i love jean shorts!!! i am thinking i need to rock them this summer since i haven't since um.1998?!? whoa...over a decade of not wearing a summer staple! BUT i definitely wish i had gisele's legs to do it in...and i soooo love them with tights! i do that with my daughters!! love it!!! but leanne rimes...dear girl hire a stylist now!!

jayme said...

as long as it's not paired with a jean jacket, i say rock em!! ...speaking of which, maybe i should go shopping now?

olivia rae said...

I'm obsessed with jorts!! They've always been one of my favorite clothing items. Also, I have to admit- Tyler rocks a pair of jorts. Everyone makes fun of him, but he actually pulls them off! HA

Jessica said...

Eh...I'm kinda all over the place. I have a pair myself, but they definitely aren't that short or tight.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I'm gonna have to think on this one...On some people I think they look cute as can be! But not on me so much :(

Sarah Mina said...

I generally think nay with the exception of dark denim trouser shorts. I HATE the look of faded, torn up cut-offs, though, and I don't think that putting tights underneath makes them any better.

BakerGirl said...

Um, I have to vote "nay" on this topic. The exception would be if we all looked like Giselle and could rock shorts on super long and toned legs.

Unfortunately, that won't happen anytime soon and the majority of America looks better in skirts and dresses. Plus, they are much more comfortable! :-)

Rasha said...

Soooo funny. I love shorts, but i dont look tooooo cute in them lol so i only wear them a little bit.

Padgett Hoke said...

I say nay, unless you are giselle... she can totally pull them off. unless you find the absolute perfect pair for you legs - go for something easier like a skirt!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i would do them with tights bc my legs do not need to be seen, not even by me!

Hilary Lane said...

I don't mind them, but they're not my favorite. I bought a pair last year that are cuffed and fall just about an inch longer than Katie Holmes.

I used to love short shorts, but the older I get, the dumber I feel leaving the house in short shorts!

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm definitely a dress/skirt girl, but I think jean shorts can be really cute when they're loose (hanging on the hips) and cut-off (like not tailored at all).

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Hmm I haven't decided yet, but I am a for sure NAY for men in jorts!

Kristine said...

Great and inspiring blog!
Compliments ;)

Kimbirdy said...

rar! oh yeah! i'm of course referring to that last amazing jorts picture. ;) i think jorts can be cute on some people, but it's definitely not a universal look. and i love private eyes! what a fantastic concept.

OceanDreams said...

Not a fan of jean shorts, I don't like my legs that much! I don't know how I feel about tights under either, but I guess it's a good way to fight the leg flaws. :)

Tori said...

I personally don't wear shorts EVER (even though it's upwards of 110 degrees where I live in the summer) because I'm self-conscious about my legs, but I see no problem with denim shorts. Or any shorts, for that matter. Just as long as they're a reasonable length (aka. not all up in the girl's butt crack).

Venassa said...

I used to hate HATE shorts in general, but as I'm becoming more comfortable with my body I'm more okay with them. Personally I quite like jorts, although I didn't know that's what they were called until now. As long as they are shorts and not "underwear disguised as jean shorts", I like them.

Don't like so much with tights like Katie Holmes. And don't like them at all on men. Ever.

drollgirl said...

humph! you are so right! i am not so comfortable in shorts! NO WAY! maybe if i had legs like a model or an athlete, and i sure don't. so, it is pretty much skirts and dresses for me! :)

Michely Medeiros. said...

im very picky when it comes to shorts in general cuz it has to be jsut right which is impossible for me taht is!!! but i do own some i just prefer skirts and dresses they look nicer on me :)

mommara said...

That last picture is awesome. I love a dress but, with a 2 year old shorts just work a little better. You know when I'm chasing him around.

esther said...

i think the key with jean shorts is that they shouldn't be worn skin-tight. they need to be sorta loose, and then i like them. ha, i'm actually wearing some right now. funny.
i think out of all the people you posted, gisele's the only one who got it right.
love this post though!

~KS said...
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~KS said...

Of all these pics (minus the last one which I am not considering seriously... but thanks for the good ole' belly laugh)... the only one that I think looks good is Gisele. And yeah... if I looked like that in jean shorts, I would totally rock 'em. Problem is... I just think jean shorts look weird most of the time. I don't think it's an age thing... I just have an aversion to them. I don't even currently own a pair. Then again, I don't own many shorts because I think my legs look like the belong to Big Bird...

Nicole said...

I've always worn jean shorts. Depending on the decade the length changes a bit. But I've also never been in style.

I think tights under shorts can work if you're the right person and you do it the right way. Katie Holmes looks homeless. Maybe more opaque tights and darker denim would have worked. But that look is just sloppy.