I Hate Shorts (& Link Up!)

May 24, 2018

I hate shorts.  And I always have … even when I was young and hot!  I just never thought they were flattering on me.

If you’re like me then when the weather gets hot you need some chic alternatives.

Now let me be clear: I don’t like shorts on me.  I’ve seen women of all ages look classy and chic in the right pair of shorts!  But I find them very unflattering on me.  Maybe it’s my pear shape …?  Does anyone else feel this way?   Or maybe you used to like to wear shorts when you were younger, but now, not so much?  Anyway, whatever you’re reason … here’s some alternatives for my fellow short-haters:


Summer Skirts 

Aww … yay for skirts!  Knee length, midi, maxi … gauzy, lacy, crochet, jersey knit, poplin … okay, you get the idea.  Pick the length and shape most flattering for you or wear a variety.


Cropped Pants

 Crops have gotten a bad name for a long time.  And I do realize why: they can shorten the leg line if not thoughtfully styled.   You can avoid the unflattering silhouette by choosing crops without a cuff and also by adding a neutral sandal with a little heel.  These two tricks will keep you looking leggy, even in cropped pants.




I picked the fabulous Linda of A Labour of Life to showcase this week because she is rocking a fun shorts-alternative, a cute striped knee length skirt!  Love it paired with the Converse Chucks and I might copy this look soon!

Okay Friends, thanks so much for stopping by! I’m happy to say on the final stretch of finals week.  Can’t wait to be done with teaching for the summer and get to have more time to blog and to visit all of your blogs more often!

And hey, who’s excited for Memorial Day weekend sales?!  Be sure to check out Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale.  Want more tips on sales?  Subscribe to the Fashion Should Be Fun newsletter for weekly sale alerts!

This week on the blog you can check out my blue and white classic summer look and stay tuned for lots of fun things next week!

And link up … duh!!

Fun & Fashion

Dawn Lucy

An InLinkz Link-up


  • Reply jacqui May 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    You’ve selected some fabulous pieces, I will be buying more skirts this year as I think they’re such a great summer look. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker May 24, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I hated shorts my whole life and wouldn’t be catch dead in them until about 10 years ago when I found the right style for me. I still prefer pants but shorts now and then are fun. Great post! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Mica May 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I think you’d look great in shorts, they’d show off your legs beautifully! You did share some great alternatives though! 🙂

    And I had a giggle as I linked up my latest ost – all about shorts!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! Almost the weekend! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Linda Cassidy May 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    it is tough finding ones that are complimentary. YOu have some great ones shown here though. Thank you so much for featuring me, I would love to see you in a similar look.

  • Reply Susan Kanoff May 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Everyone’s body shape is so different. I actually like shorts, however bermudas look awful on me (shorter is better). I”m waiting to see what my legs look like this year though—haven’t worked out in forever 🙁
    XO Susan http://www.themidlifefashionsita.com

  • Reply Shelly May 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I cannot even imagine with your long legs that you can’t rock a pair of shorts! But I totally get it. These are some great alternatives. Have a super weekend!

  • Reply Jodie May 24, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I didn’t wear shorts for the longest time when I was working because I didn’t think they were appropriate. But now I’m all about them…although I still love skirts way better!!!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner May 24, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we’re personal style sisters under the skin, dearest Dawn…I don’t like wearing shorts, either!! But I’m SO happy that Vancouver weather is finally warming up enough for all those other awesome options; even a die-hard denim lover like me wants to mix it up with the occasional dress or skirt!! P.S. I’m seriously envious that you’ve got an entire summer off to look forward to; lately, I’ve been finding it extra tough to fit my day-to-day life into a mere 24 hours!! XOXO


  • Reply Manisha from Modlotus May 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Love your sneakers and those palm print pants in your style board.. summer skirt collection is beautiful.

  • Reply KATHRINE ELDRIDGE May 25, 2018 at 3:29 am

    I feel the same way about shorts! Love all these picks and thanks for the link up!


  • Reply Rosemary Davis May 25, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Great picks for the shorts alternative! The Florida heat has me still turning to shorts for comfort, but many times a dress or skirt is much cooler

  • Reply Cheryl May 25, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I hate shorts too, and I always have! (One exception: I’ll wear cutoff jeans.) They always hike up in the middle so it looks like I’m wearing a diaper. Why does this happen? Ugh. Thankfully there are skirts!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Reply Amy Johnson May 25, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I was just having this exact conversation with my hairdresser yesterday. I wore a cute dress to the appointment and said I just prefer dresses or skirts in the summer because I don’t find shorts comfy. We were trying to figure out why shorts aren’t comfy when pants usually are. She thought it’s because they ride up.

  • Reply CHERIE May 28, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I too hate shorts too! Dresses and skirts are so much more flattering. Thanks for all the great ideas and the link up!


  • Reply Emma Peach May 30, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I’m not a fan of shorts either – at least on me. I much prefer culottes and cropped trousers, or a dress. I love the green ones from Nordstrom you’ve featured!

    Emma xxx

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