HI. I want to preface that these shorts aren’t only for moms. I call a lot of my 90’s high rise jeans “mom jeans” and these are my “mom shorts.” Also, shout out to all of the moms on here especially MY LIL MAMA TAYLOR. She wants me to blog about things mom’s can wear and I feel terrible not including you all.
In this post I want to talk about shorts. Short length can be tricky. I think a lot of us have a distorted vision when it comes to what is the proper short length thanks to our conservative high schools (if you went to a high school in the midwest).
Growing up in California schools we basically had no dress code. I wore what I want… short shorts…”spaghetti straps”… you name it I should not have been wearing it. Moving to Oklahoma was a complete culture shock especially in school. At Jenks High School we had the “finger rule,” which meant the length of your shorts should be as long as your longest finger. JENKS HIGH SCHOOL YOUR DRESS CODE WAS BULLSHIT. I also have the longest fingers … and the short people got away with everything. The best part about this rule is that it didn’t seem to adhere to the males. You better believe the track guys where running around with shorter shorts then I did.
Anyways growing up starting with a completely non conservative high school then moving to a ultra conservative high school messed me up. I don’t know what is proper, but what I do know is that it’s hot and I’m 28 years old. I can decipher the proper length myself.
It doesn’t matter what length of shorts I am wearing… people always seem to talk about it.
“Wow those are short shorts! Should you wear those out?” – Anonymous
“You have such great legs… why are you wearing those long shorts? You should be showing them off!” – Anonymous
“You’re wearing shorts… but aren’t those a little big?” – Anonymous
I digress, but the point is you can’t please everyone with what you wear, so just dress for you.
I’m experimenting with length. It’s hard for me to find a proper short so I’m still hunting for more. I loved these shorts and I want to try more longer shorts and wear with heels out.
MY OTHER MOM SHORT PICKS:
Overall you guys (and girls) let’s collectively make an effort to lay off other people’s short lengths. Here’s to sticking half of our legs to our leather seats in the car with longer shorts…