Short story


Liu Wen in Vogue China April 2011 (photography: Hans Feurer, styling: Anne Christensen)
Apart from all the obvious, there’s one goal worth getting to or remaining in good shape - THE SHORTS. Shorts have been a part of almost every fashion collection for spring/summer 2011. From super tiny (it’s almost like you want to double check if shorts are actually present or have been forgotten at home (hello!!!! shorts? are you there??? oh, yes, here you are…) to more relaxed and classic – they were created to suit any woman. Obviously I wouldn’t dare wearing the micro creations, not only because I am not 18 any more, or have legs like Giselle’s, but also because it’s just not me… A micro part of my inner ego does wish I could pull the look off or had the legs to die for, but… There’s a reality and there’s a dream and they don’t always match.

On the other, more realistic note, I would gladly wear something like Roland Mouret, Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel or Moschino Cheap & Chic designs. Plus a pair of chunky platforms and something simple on top, like a ribbed tank or a silk shirt. I think, mentally I am ready for summer now, just need a touch of golden tan and some bright nail polish.

What about you? Would you feel like wearing shorts and show off your gorgeous legs this summer? What style would you choose? If you feel like sharing, I’d love to hear your opinion.

Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2011
Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2011
Tracy Reese Spring/Summer 2011
Hermes Spring/Summer 2011
Aigner Spring/Summer 2011
Erin Fetherston Spring/Summer 2011
Roland Mouret Spring/Summer 2011
Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2011
Akris Spring/Summer 2011
Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2011
Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2011
Brioni Spring/Summer 2011
Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011
Valentino Spring/Summer 2011
Photo source: Liu Wen in Vogue China April 2011 (photography: Hans Feurer, styling: Anne Christensen), runway inspiration from Spring/Summer 2011 collections at Sonia Rykiel, Tommy Hilfiger, Tracy Reese, Hermes, Aigner, Erin Fetherston, Roland Mouret, Barbara Bui, Akris, Brioni, Dolce&Gabbana, Moschino Cheap&Chic, Valentino, Nina Ricci, Alberta Ferretti via


  1. I love shorts.I wore them so much this spring/summer that I actually got tan lines from them(half of my thighs are white ):D

  2. These shorts are so chic! when you have the perfect legs it makes it so sexy, love it x

  3. I so agree with you: being able to wear shorts is a top-of-my-list reason for remaining in shape. I wouldn't dare wearing tiny shorts, just not my style either (I would certainly be checking out to make sure I still have them ;)). I love the Rebecca Minkoff and Hermes ones, that's a length and shape that suit me best. I think a perfect tan is a must, no matter how gorgeous the shorts or how good looking your legs are. And I never get that perfect tan...Hope you're having a beautiful day, dear Little Rus! :)

  4. wow! just perfect!! excellent post!
    lovely photos

  5. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Loving all these shorts!
    The neon lime green lace ones are especially amazing!


  6. I'm afraid I'm one of those persons who just won't look at shorts. Maybe it's my age--when I was younger, shorts were not fashionable or attractive. It's fascinating to me how much the style has changed . . . not that I'll participate. My 38-year-old self shutters. :)

  7. I really like the tailored shorts look because they have "clean" fronts and look so smart and sexy. But I also own a pair of pink lace shorts from H&M this year, with a bow tie at the front and I love them too. This summer I am aspiring to "shorts for every occasion" I think!

  8. Gosh, I love that first look. I've never thought shorts were particularly flattering on me, but the editorials have me wanting to try them again!

  9. I'm afraid my thighs are "retired", so no shorts for moi :-(
    Beautiful images!!!

  10. I like shorts, short dresses etc. on summer ! Great selection of pics, btw =)

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  11. amen, girl! i'm keeping an eye out for some hot crochet shorts!

  12. These are great images! Great post!!!!

  13. Excellent post! Me encanta todo! Gracias