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Short Shorts Fashion Shoots

Short Shorts Fashion Shoots

Short Shorts Fashion Shoots

In British English the term “short trousers” is used, but only for shorts that are a short version of real trousers, e.g. tailored shorts, often lined, as typically worn as part of school uniform for boys up to their early-to-middle teens from roughly 1920 to 1980 (and still in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa), and by servicemen and policemen posted overseas to tropical climates. The American-English term “short pants” is probably the nearest equivalent. These might nowadays be called “dress shorts” or “walk shorts”, terms which have not gained currency in Britain. A somewhat similar garment worn by men in Australia is called “stubbies”. “Shorts” is used unqualified in British English to refer to sports shorts, athletic shorts, or casual shorts, the latter nowadays being, in the United Kingdom itself, commonplace in warm weather. Matters are further complicated by the fact that “shorts” in American English can refer to underwear, which is not the case in British English (except recently in the compound term “boxer shorts”). Conversely, the word “pants” refers to outerwear (= trousers) in American usage and usage in the north of England but when used unqualified in British English usually means underpants. People sometimes refer to short pants as “hot pants” and “Daisy Dukes”. With summer starting, ‘Keep it Short’ in Vogue UK June 2010 is an editorial that pulls out all the leggy fashions. Every image features a pair of shorts, some of which are quite short. Short shorts are a must-have in the heat, and the creative combinations of fashion editor Miranda Almond reflect the ultimate summer wardrobe. Constance Jablonski shows off her gams in high-waisted, animal print and leather styles from Prada, Celine and Gucci. Add ‘Keep it Short’ in Vogue UK to your summer style inspiration.

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