How Short is Too Short?
When I was in high school there was one place and one place only to shop - Contempo Casual.
You remember that store, right?
Let me bring you back... it was circa 1993 and the hottest of the hot styles were from the movie Clueless. I just wanted to dress like Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone), that was all. I was able to find all my "must have" items at Contempo Casual, which pretty much consisted of short skirts and short shorts. If it was something Cher would have worn, I wore it. It's funny thinking back now, my parents must have cringed at some of the styles I went to school in!
That was then... this is now.
I'm a wife. I'm a mom of 4. And I'm in my 30's.
But I still like to rock a short skirt every now and then (I'm allowed to, right?).
Once we begin to hit a certain age in "mommy-hood", unfortunately we start asking ourselves fashion questions, one of which could be, "How short is too short when it comes to skirts/shorts?" It's a good question to ponder/wonder, but it's also one of those questions that's probably different for every single mom out there.
I have a few questions I like to toss out to ladies who aren't sure how short, "too short" is:
1. Can you bend down to pick something up without worrying about flashing everyone behind you?
2. Will you be tugging down at the skirt hem/short cuffs all day trying to make the fabric (somehow, suddenly) grow longer?
3. Will you be comfortable when you bump into people you know?
4. Can you change a diaper without looking inappropriate?
5. What does your husband say? And then ask you mother (or best friend).
6. How short are you willing to go? Make sure you have a limit in skirt length.
Every season it seems like there's something short that's hot and trendy. This year, it's pretty much the same way it's been every other season. Summer dresses are rocking the shorter length this year, and if it's something you're comfortable wearing, go for it!
For me, I don't like to go any shorter than 6 inches above me knee. I'm also very short (5 feet), so I love to wear really high heels with my short skirts and shorts because they give the illusion that my legs are a lot longer than they actually are! It's my little "Audrey" thing that I do. But in all seriousness, it's important to have a gauge for yourself and know what will fit well on you and your body type.
Here are 5 different styles of some fairly short items that are rocking this upcoming summer season...
So tell me... what would you wear? Do you go short?
I think for moms... if you're feeling it, put it on and embrace!!