Since many of you have expressed an interest in wearing shorts, I’m continuing to style options for you. I wasn’t thrilled how the pleated linen shorts looked on me here, and here, but these casual long white shorts are a different story, and it has nothing to do with the length.
Last month, my friends at Chico’s sent me this outfit for a collaboration on Instagram. Since shorts haven’t been on my style radar for 30+ years, I was surprised to find myself liking them.
These are the Bridgette slim shorts with a 10″ inseam. Since they’re not made in petite, I expected them to be too long for my 5’4″ frame, but they’re not. They come in 5 colors sized 0/XS – 22/24. They have usable front pockets and faux back pockets. I don’t know about you, but I’d never put things in the back pockets of white stretch shorts anyway. In navy ones maybe, but not the white which would show every lump.
I like the look of these long white shorts on me because they’re slim and have very few details. There’s no front zipper, snap, belt loops, or obvious pockets so they have a clean line which makes them very versatile. The length says Bermuda short but the design and feel are like a bike short… in non-workout fabric. They’re also super comfy because they have spandex in the fabric.
Because of the potential bulge factor, I chose a long tank top that covers my tummy and much of my backside. This top (on sale) comes in 6 colors sized XS-XL. I’m wearing small and think it runs generously. I topped it with this denim tunic which has limited sizes left, similar here, here, and here.
Yesterday, I wore these shorts in a totally different way, which I’ll have for you later this week.
What length of shorts do you prefer?