The answer today? A lot of people who shouldn't. And stores everywhere are accessories to that fashion crime.
While it's true that there are a ridiculous number of scandalously short shorts on store shelves, that doesn't mean you have to buy them! There are flattering options.
To prove it, I went strolling with photographer Abel Uribe on a warm day to find an array of shorts gone wrong. [SEE PHOTOS HERE] Then I went shopping to find better alternatives that work on a wide array of sizes and shapes. The bottom line? To avoid these fashion felonies, before you leave the house, check a rear-view mirror.
Tight and skimpy often are the opposite of sexy.
When in doubt, chose longer, looser.
Big prints on big bottoms? Don't do it.
A mirror check is a must before leaving home.