Almost every person regardless of gender has in the wardrobe such an interesting thing as shorts. What are shorts, what are they, what are the types? Definition of such clothing as ‘shorts’ is a type of cropped trousers or jeans. The name itself comes from the English word "short", which means the length of the trouser-leg. During a long period of time, this detail of the wardrobe was inherent only to children, today they are worn by both men and women of all ages. As an item of everyday wardrobe, shorts were borrowed from athletes who, by the nature of their activities, needed simple clothes that did not hamper movement.
As many items of women`s wardrobe shorts earlier presented a prerogative of men. Breeches – knee-length tight trousers used for horse riding in XVII century can be called ancestors of modern shorts. The twentieth century witnessed appearance of such a variant of shorts as capri pants. In the last century women dared to express confidence and put on shorts. At first they presented only beach and sports variants but nowadays wearing shorts by women became very widespread. Shorts are one of the most comfortable attributes of clothes and can be chosen for any figure. Besides, they can be worn not only in summer but also in cold season. Shorts constantly present in all fashion collections as they combine comfort and style.
White shorts look very beautiful and sophisticated. They can be combined with various coloured and bright blouses and jackets. Bright and coloured shorts also look very effective. Shorts made of lightweight fabrics look especially nice. They can be complemented with transparent blouses of similar tones in order to make image harmonious. Shorts with high cutout look nice on girls with ideal hips. For that reason if you aren`t quite self-confident it`s better not to risk. If you prefer leather shorts they shouldn`t fit your figure too close. Leather jacket or white classic shirt can be worn with them.
Knee-length shorts will become an ideal variant for girls with non-perfect hips. There are also shorts for offices which should be of neutral colours and made of corresponding fabric. Such shorts go well with a white shirt. There is also evening variant of shorts sewn of beautiful fabric, for example satin. Such shorts are a nice solution for festive dinner and parties. Besides, they can be short, long and of different colours. They also can be embellished with various decorative elements. Smart shorts match elegant blouses and jackets.
When choosing shorts it`s necessary to consider peculiarities of your figure. If you are overweight tight and loose-fitting shorts won`t suit you. You should give preference to an average option. Girls with thin legs shouldn't wear fitted and too broad shorts. It`s better to choose the variant in the middle. Besides, it`s possible to choose fabric with big pattern. If you are short pay attention to design of fabric. Shorts made of fabric with thin horizontal stripes will look effective as they visually increase height. Try to choose not very massive details decorating your shorts whereas high heels will make you more elegant and romantic. Girls with boyish figure should put on loose-fitting shorts. In order to boost volume it`s advisable to wear a broad belt which will emphasize your waist or make pinched tucks at the level of waistline.
Regarding combining shorts with other items it`s necessary to admit that the best variant is to complement shorts with sleeveless vests, tops, T-shirts or transparent tunic. Shoes should be chosen depending on style of your clothes and image which you are going to create. Shorts look nice with flip-flops, clogs, thong sandals, high-heeled and low-heeled toeless shoes.