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To wear short(ish) shorts in the heat?

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user1495490253 Mon 22-May-17 23:01:41

I'm a size 10, 5'4, but the definition of skinny fat. I'm not big but I'm a bit wobbly. I have a couple of pairs of shorts that fall above mid-thigh. I know we can wear what we like but would you inwardly judge? I'm mid 20s.

Wolfiefan Mon 22-May-17 23:02:29

If your arse isn't hanging out why would anyone judge! grin

Pinkheart5917 Mon 22-May-17 23:02:43

Unless your showing your arse cheeks ( I've seen a lot of this lately) wear your shorts

user1491572121 Mon 22-May-17 23:02:44

I wouldn't judge no. If you feel good in them then wear them.

user1495490253 Mon 22-May-17 23:12:04

Arse cheeks will most definitely be tucked in! It's just the thigh fat I'm concerned about.

WaitingYetAgain Tue 23-May-17 12:30:19

Do you feel self conscious? I wouldn't wear them if I felt I'd be thinking about it all the time, as I don't see the point in wearing something that makes me feel like that. If you would feel happy and confident in them, then wear them.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 23-May-17 12:35:14

Wear them. Who cares what anyone thinks. Anyone who has time to give a shit needs to get a hobby!!!

EverythingEverywhere1234 Tue 23-May-17 12:36:05

Wear them. Why on earth would you not?

MrsJayy Tue 23-May-17 12:36:57

Arse in thighs out and you are good to go

arbrighton Tue 23-May-17 12:37:10


Ummmm, it's just WARM

MrsJayy Tue 23-May-17 12:38:21

Just back from spain soo many arse cheeks in those thong shorts

Puffpaw Tue 23-May-17 12:38:51

The thigh fat will look far better with a bit of a tan anyway, so get your legs out. But don't forget some spf.

NavyandWhite Tue 23-May-17 12:39:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rizlett Tue 23-May-17 12:42:49

I've discovered that actually shorter shorts look better on those, like me, who are chubbier of leg rather than longer ones....

LanaKanesLeftNippleTassle Tue 23-May-17 12:44:10

I'm 32, about the same height/weight as you.

Cut off denim shorts and army boots are what I wear in summer- have done for years, see no reason to change that now!

Don't care what anyone else thinks.
If you don't like it don't look.

I really really despise all this crap about clothes and whats "appropiate" for women of certain ages (or men for that matter).

I think the less judging in this society the happier everyone might be.

Wear what you like, when you like and sod everyone else.

BarnsligRav Tue 23-May-17 12:45:14

I'm a size 16, so ACTUALLY fat, not "skinny fat" and I will be wearing shorts this year.

MrsJayy Tue 23-May-17 13:12:26

What is skinny fat ?

NotAnotherUserName5 Tue 23-May-17 13:15:11



handslikecowstits Tue 23-May-17 13:18:47

I'm going to be wearing shorts this summer (if it's warm enough!) and my legs look like cottage cheese. I decreasingly worry about others' opinions. It's one of the benefits of ageing.

wineusuallyhelps Tue 23-May-17 13:19:46

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend about the same thing. I like the shape of my legs but there are broken veins/imperfections, so I never wear shorts even though I'd like to.

She basically said "you're 40 and your legs are lovely - they're not going to be as good when you're 60, are they?! So WEAR THE SHORTS NOW!".

I'm going to be taking her advice grin

VladmirsPoutine Tue 23-May-17 13:29:37

Unless there is any bum showing then I'd say get your legs out!

changingShorts Tue 23-May-17 13:36:49

I'm a similar size/height to you (and mid 40s) and I wore my short shorts at the weekend - but not too short: arse was in. Was mostly in my garden but did venture out to pick a couple of things up. No-one pointed, laughed, or looked on in horror.

motherinferior Tue 23-May-17 13:53:57

What heat? It's under 20 degrees here in London!

Crunchyside Tue 23-May-17 14:00:02

Shorts? How uncouth. Get your knickerbockers and petticoat back on young lady and make sure you cover those ankles with a full skirt as well, you don't want men swooning at the sight of them!

statetrooperstacey Tue 23-May-17 14:02:43

I wear quite short shorts, I'm 43. (No arde cheeks tho)
Thing is you have commit to the shorts, they will look a bit horrible first few days but Stick with it only 2/3 days to lose the milk bottle look then you can wear them with no worriessmile imo short shorts nearly always look better than longer ones. You can always try some instant leg tint if your really self conscious but I wouldn't bother just tough if out! Imperfections will be gone as slight tan will cover them.

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