The Denim Short: Traditionally my number one fashion staple of the summer season. Yet as I approached this summer, I had to ask myself., “Am I getting too old for them?”. I can’t say I am as confident now, putting on these leg-showcasing bottoms, as I have been in years past. For one, my legs are no longer the legs of my youth (duh!). For two, my legs have yet to see the sun this summer season and that lack of a sun-kissed glow isn’t helping matters. But I know that deep down I am really not ready to part with my summer denim friend quite yet.
I just need to think about ways to rework them. I also need to find new pairs that flatter me and not the festival going youth! So I made it my mission to hone in on the styles, brands and fit that will restore this mom’s confidence in putting denim shorts back on again this season.
Best Styles of Denim Shorts for Moms
I think it is safe to say that most moms are not in the market for a pair of Daisy Duke jean shorts. Yet it seems like nine times out of ten at a store, I find myself picking up a pair on display that I know will not leave much to the imagination once on! I have to remember though, that I am not necessarily the target audience in a retail store! Therefore I had to turn to on-line searching to come up with suitable options. After reading lots of customer reviews and finding the top customer-rated denim shorts, I am happy to say we moms DO have options! The round-up below takes into consideration the following:
- The fit has to be flattering through the waist, bum and legs.
- No fear of cheek exposure.
- No riding up in the thigh.
- Nothing too tailored (we don’t want to look too “mom’!)
- Some distressing.
And with each option, I have also offered some styling advice to help complete your look with confidence!
Boyfriend Denim Short (here): As comfortable as the boyfriend style might be, they can often look too baggy or sloppy. I love that this pair has a more refined fit without sacrificing on comfort. However, they still run big so order down one to two sizes.
Style tip: Pair with a fitted tee or tank and a sleek sandal.
Style tip: Pair them with converse sneakers, aviator sunglasses and a striped tee!
Style tip: Pair them with a summer knit sweater and a neutral sandal.
High Rise Denim Short (here): I always trust a denim short from Joe’s to fit well!. This high rise short with a longer length makes them chic enough to style for an evening out. True to size or you may need to size up one.
Style tip: Pair them with a silk blouse and a strappy heeled sandal.
Style tip: Pair with a wrap sandal and a white linen button down.
Style tip: Pair with retro sneakers and a striped button down and a long cardigan
Bermuda Denim Shorts (here): I know. I know. Not for everyone but even Martha Stewart featured these on her website for their flattering fit! This pair of trending jean shorts screams “chic” and “polished” to me! I love these for a very sophisticated feel. They fit true to size.
Style tip: Pair with a silk camisole, summer blazer and a strappy heeled sandal.
Style Tip: Pair with a colorful tank and a summer sandal
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