The Shorts Survival Guide

How to get through the summer, bare your legs and stay stylin' (9 Photos)

Dawn Papandrea on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:32AM

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The Shorts Survival Guide

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

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Extreme Shorts

Simply put, short shorts or hot pants are marketed to teenagers, not you. If you've got a killer body and a youthful appearance and want to take a fashion risk, however, be sure to balance short (but never cheeky!) shorts with a longer sleeve or billowy blouse, says Dabney. "The important thing to keep in mind when pairing a top with your shorts is proportion. Save the sexy tanks for the longer mid-thigh, knee length, or Bermuda shorts," she says.

Pictured: Pins and Needles Pleat Front Short ($48 at Urban Outfitters)

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