Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Trend Tuesday - Rising Hemlines

(left to right) Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton, Chloe from the Telegraph

This spring and summer short shorts and short dresses have reemerged in a big way. "Hot Pants"  originally emerged in the permissive era of the 1970's and were actually shorts with an inseam of 2 inches or less.

According to blogger Waheeda Harris "Although mainly worn by teens and 20 somethings, hot pants became a favourite for club wear for the girls heading to the disco.

Vintage 1971 Sewing Pattern sold by mysweetiepiepie on etsy

Even fledging airline Southwest adorned its female flight attendants in 1973 in uniforms featuring hot pants suits with go go boots."

These days, the big question is how to wear them with out looking like a streetwalker. Here's our advice - stick to darker colored shorts. Black or a dark denim wash they will make the booty look smaller and hide imperfections..ahem cellulite.

When going short on the bottom keep the top loose and blousy. We like the trendy boho tops or maybe a loose racerback tank tucked in with a skinny belt.

Short shorts can be a classy addition to your date night arsenal. To dress an outfit up for night, pick a silk short add a cute wedge and metallic accessories and your ready to wow him on a Friday date night.

Amanda Seyfried at the Letters to Juliet Premier. Photo from Elle.com

Just as shorts have gotten shorter so have some of the hottest dresses this season. The bandage dress is a glamourous choice for evening.

Eight Sixty Bandage Dress Dillards.com

A short floral dress is perfect for daytime events.

Garden District Dress at anthropologie.com

With shorter dresses don't go too high on the shoes. Stick to a flat or a low wedge. And if you don't like your legs you can easily wear a short dress like a tunic and layer over a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.

Bailey 44 Butterfly Tunic and Joe's Jeans Leggings at Revolve Clothing

Happy Shopping Everyone!!

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