Breaking Stereotypes: How to Rock Shorts in Your 50s

  1. Thank you letting us know what lengths of shorts look the best on petites, tall women, etc.
    I ordered a 3 1/2 length for my petite frame last week but also a 10 1/2 that would be more modest in dresser situations, I got a blazer to match in the longer length but figure I can also hem shorts or roll. Suppose to be here in a couple of days. See how I like both of the lengths. Have a great week.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      It will be good for you to compare the different inseams and see for yourself what you feel comfortable wearing! And you can always have your shorts hemmed if you like the shorts but feel they’re too long. I’ve done that in the past and have been happy with the results.

  2. Carolina Girl says:

    Hi Beth,
    Your tips for getting the right inseam is helpful! I always think my shorts should be longer, but as a 5’2″ petite, I just ordered 5″ denim Talbots shorts. My legs aren’t what they were in my 20s but acceptance is aging gracefully!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      My pleasure! And, no one, absolutely no one has perfect legs, especially as we age. But that shouldn’t stop us from wearing shorts. Life and style is about embracing our imperfections!

  3. Lyn says:

    Hi Beth, This is a very timely topic. I pulled out my shorts and they were all too large, so I decided to donate them all and go out and shop. I ended up buying 5″, 7″, and 9″ pairs. They are a dark stretch denim, a black/white check, a navy, and lastly, white all from J. Crew. I have stepped up my exfoliation and have applied lotion to give me a bit of color. I’ve never been a big shorts wearer, but these all look nice. I like your comment that no one has perfect legs!

  4. Janet says:

    HI Beth!
    This is a really great follow-up to your previous post on shorts. The inseam specifics are helpful and I know will be appreciated!

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