The hot pants war is heating up. Try as we might to run away from them, super-short shorts have become the go-to garment this summer. What did Dannii Minogue wear in her bid to out-fash fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Cole? Hot pants (tailored, black, high-waisted, looked fab teamed with her hot-pink slouchy vest and quiff). Seeing a 37-year-old looking gorgeous in bottom-skimming shorts has got us wondering if we can carry off the look too. So, a few tips...
- It's a lot of flesh to flash. Psych yourself up by wearing cut-off denims on the beach before you bring your thighs into the city.
- A barely there bottom half requires a loose top to balance you out. Blazers, boyfriend shirts and anything remotely drapey are your new best friends.
- Heels after dark. Flat glads during the day. Resist the temptation to wear them in the office, even if your thighs are hidden under the desk. The sparkle in your eye will give you away.
What do you reckon? Where do you draw the hot-pant line?
- Kate Faithfull