Oh, hey, mama. I see you. Taking your kids to the park on a hot June day. Sweating your ass off because you don’t think women should wear shorts beyond their 30s or 40s.
Wearing shorts in your 30s and 40s can be stressful and um, humbling, but let’s take some pressure off.
First of all, remember that you are no longer 25. So stop asking your legs to look like they’re 25.
Take a nice, deep breath, and remind yourself that you are perfect, just as you are.
Now, let’s talk about how to look put together when you’re wearing shorts in your 30s, 40s and beyond.
Shorts that are more structured are going to look more put together than a loose fitting or drawstring waist short.
Ditto shorts that are frayed at the ends or have distressing. You can still wear cutoffs, but just remember that they’ll give off an ultra-casual, boho vibe.
Drawstring waist shorts are going to be somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.
Want to look instantly dressier in shorts? Try shorts with a built in belt.
Belts with shorts in general are going to draw the eye to the smallest part of your body, making you look slim, and also help you to look more put together.
Let’s talk about length for a sec, shall we?
If you’re shorter, like me, shorter shorts are actually going to lengthen your legs. Wear a slight wedge heel to make your legs look even longer, and to look more put together.
If you feel more comfortable in a longer length, or you’re tall, look for shorts called “walking shorts,” and make sure these are cut skinner for a more flattering silhouette.
Look, just because we’re not 25 anymore doesn’t mean we’re relegated to Bermuda shorts, mama!
But if you’re really just not feeling shorts, culouttes are back in style, and sure are comfy! Nobody is going to force you to wear something you just don’t wanna wear. After all, life is too short.