Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zero Coverage

If you dare, wear short shorts!
At left, Viktor & Rolf.
Cuffed, patterned, high-waist, minuscule, pocketed... the options are limitless, and these little beauties are a fabulous way to showcase those glamorous gams!
On the runway: photos via nymag.com; Gwyneth via imnotobsessed.com.
Cuffed:
Blumarine
Salvatore Ferragamo
Isabel Marant
High-waisted:
Chloé
Roberto Cavalli
Patterned:
Collette Dinnigan
Byblos
D&G
Miss Sixty
Jean Paul Gaultier
Dolce & Gabbana
Paul & Joe
Hot Pants:
Elie Saab
Emporio Armani
PPQ
Byblos
Pocketed:
Krizia
Sue Stemp
Hermés
In the shops:
Matthew Williamson tweed tailored shorts; this and next four at net-a-porter.com.
Celine silk roll-hem shorts
Milly lavender Sun Ray shorts
Stella McCartney ruffle front skort
Alldressedup cotton shorts
Dahlia button detail skort at asos.com
Vera Wang Lavender Label floral shorts; this and next two at shopbop.com.
See by Chloe cuffed pleat short
Twinkle accordion short
High-waist short. Visit victoriassecret.com.
Drawstring cargo shorts. Go to fledflare.com.
J. Crew jacquard shorts, at jcrew.com.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania printed shorts, at lagarconne.com.
Chloe high waist cotton shorts, at net-a-porter.com.
Last look: Brazilian Vogue editorial, September 2008.
Get short-y, darlings!

This concludes CC’s ABCs of Spring, darlings! Stay tuned for the Swimwear alphabet, coming soon!
xoxox,
CC

74 comments:

Flashes of Style said...

love all these shorts! Especially that first coral pair. So cute :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a fabulous selection of styles to choose from, Gywneth looks adorable in hers!! Thanks for the inspiration!

janettaylor said...

Ooooh, I love all of them. YUMMY! :)

XO

[Tara] said...

I wish I had the legs for this! Damn this trend!

Dana said...

I love them, they look great with high heels!!

Lovely post CC!!

Pau said...

Qué maravilla de selección, me apetece mucho ponerme shorts, en especia negras.
Love Balenciaga pochette, so cute.
XXX Carrie

LENORENEVERMORE said...

so glad you posted Byblos...I used to enjoy them very much CC, saw their house in Phuket Thailand, they got fabulous lifestyle! ~KISSES*2CC

kingchic said...

Spring is finally here! Where I live anyways :p This post brightened my day forsure CC! Loved Shalom in the shorts at V&R, along with the cute blue Balmains, and ALL the high-waisted, chic shorts at Chloe. The men also don't look too bad in short shorts ;) Time to go short and swimwear shopping!

[K]

MizzJ said...

lol wow what is up with those male hot pants?! I'd like to see a regular guy trying to wear those with a straight face!

Love how Gwyneth styles her shorts, and the Ferragamos are loose without looking sloppy.

Blair said...

Me encantan los shorts,los primeros son preciosos!!!
Los de Isabel Marant azul Klein los ha copiado zara,tendré que probármelos!xoxo

hope505 said...

Give me those Ferragamos or the Armanis!! !!
Oh, wait...I am 43 and have oompa-loompa thighs.

on second thought...I'll pass...
* ; )

so many cute styles tho!! !!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

Love all the short shorts! well, almost... lol those male hot pants!
The floral Paul & Joe's are so cute!
xoxo

G said...

i loove short shorts. I actually got ones i costumized last year :) kiss

Juliet said...

I love the trend.

juliet xxx

Victoria C said...

I love shorts - I can't WAIT till its warm enough to wear them here. I'm totally loving the last Chloe's you posted... Definitely on my wish list. ox

Pop Champagne said...

hehe great shorts! I love shorts, you can show off your legs yet don't have to worry about people seeing your underwear lol

Savvy Mode SG said...

i am so looking forward to shorts. must exercise harder.

WendyB said...

I love the Victor & Rolf -- even though I really never wear shorts.

we wear things said...

ooh the bloomer shorts are the best!!

modazkrakowa said...

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p.s. I like shorts too. I, ve just bought 2 new pairs of them.

Erika said...

Those Viktor & Rolf are the most fabulous find on earth!

Le Tasché said...

Wow, what a selection of "only" shorts and what a variety to wear.
Great summer outfit.

Lisa said...

I AM lusting after chloe's scallop shorts.
my perfect short.

mademoiselleb said...

All of these are greaaat !

The Socialite said...

I adore shorts! I think they're the perfect kind of sexy during hot summer days or any day really!

LJ said...

i love high waste mini shorts :) and this is unusual coming from me...but the boys here look delish too in those teeny tiny shorts...
xx-LJ from SOS!

fashion herald said...

I love the cuffed Blumarines.

raspberry said...

Uhh can't wait for the swimwear alphabet :) it was so fun the last time.

I always love your titles too, I must say. Always so creative.
And Elie Saab rocking this trend as sophisticated as always :)

Thanks for your comment CC.
And I love my new profile pic too. I actually have the issue of ELLE Italia where that Kate Bosworth editorial is from - spent big money on it, but it was truly worth it. I probably spend too much money on foreign fashion mags, but they always make me feel good ^^

Have a nice week!

Notion said...

i like women in the short shorts but it looks so much better whe they fit nicely to the shape of her hips, backside and thighs (just my opinion) but i really lol don't think guys should have those on lol

MakeupByRenRen said...

shorts and heels are the ultimate hotness!

essence said...

Qué ganas de ponerme shorts!
Tus selecciones son increibles, me quedo con Blumarine, el siempre elegante Elie Saab, Isabel Marant, y el look de la última imagen,

besos guapa!

Hanako66 said...

You have found the cutest shorts ever! I am actually excited for summer!

Gabbi said...

Completely in love with the Viktor & Rolf shorts dear CC... !!

Mo said...

that blumarine and that last shot are amazing. I love shorts! especially paired with stockings or bare- they give your legs mileage!

Wanderlusting said...

I don't own a single pair of shorts. I might have 40 dresses and 20 skirts but no shorts :S

I'll get on that when I grow some legs - and when I do, it will be those Chloe scallop shorts as seen on Kate Bosworth! Love thOSE!

Emz said...

Oh I want new shorts! These are all so cute. I guess I should go running so I'll have more toned legs huh? haha

Sher said...

At my age I can't carry off that look. :(

fashionafterforty.blogspot.com

Secretista said...

If only I didn't have such a bodacious bum.

Cammila said...

I fully endorse a pair of hotpants with some sky high heels. I love that last look the most! Go legs!

Joelyne said...

oh i love this post of sexy shorts!!! shorts are so comfie!

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

Coco Chanel

The Clothes Horse said...

Oooh, I can't wait till the weather permits me to wear shorts! I must say I do not like those short shorts on the men--even the male models!

Winnie said...

Ooh shorts! Can't wait to start wearing some again when the weather improves. Love the Pirate print Vivienne westwood ones!

Bella said...

I make no qualms in saying that I’m actually looking forward to those unapologetically short shorts this summer… so I’m definitely all for the zero coverage/practically nonexistent/barely-legal attire. Lol-xxx

But hold the phone, check out the muscles on Miss Sixty, and seriously, can Gwyneth Paltrow get any cooler.

xxx

kelse said...

I got in on this last summer, so I've broken the 'are my shorts too short' feeling & am ready for another season, love this post.
x

Brigadeiro said...

Gorgeous! *sigh* Wish I had the legs for them...
xx
CC

michelle said...

wish i could pull it off!

Blair said...

These make me even more excited for the warm weather to come. SO many cute style!

Guapólogos said...

Just for perfect legs!

freeTEYme said...

yay summer! my fave is the first one - so cute and feminine!

captivateme said...

these are so fabulous--I'm eyeing those Milly shorts in particular. I can't wait for warmer weather!

Trisch said...

I LOVE short shorts!

trisch xo

Allison said...

Oh I am absolutely adoring EVERY single one of these...seriously, there is not one that I don't like. Perfect selections as alwaysss! And yet again, I will be running for days to get my legs in tip top shorts shape :)

Tatiana Nguyen said...

oh these look so yummie!

La Belette Rouge said...

to be brief I hate shorts. Get it, brief?;-)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

people are wearing shorts in the winter too. it is becoming seasonless item.

haylin said...

i love gywneth this look~
very nice!

Dooder City said...

my heart is a flutter about all of these shorts!

Elyse said...

I love the outfit with the yellow skirt and shirt with the big bow! This posting has made me excited for summer!

Amelia said...

Short-shorts really scare me, but I love the puffy shape that we're seeing a lot of this season.

Keith said...

I love these! Some girls really have the legs to pull off short shorts.

Eeli said...

I dare! I DARE!!! lol. Chloes churning out some fantastic pieces here. GAH i want them all!


xx

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

LOVELY SHORTS!!!
My fav are from Chloe.!!!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what an amazing collection of shorts!! love the Viktor & Rolf coral pair, so cute!

Adela said...

i love shorts! can't wait until its warm enough to wear them !=)

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

CC, my love - yet another brilliant post! I NEED some shorts!

Also, I mentioned you in an interview I did recently http://www.alixrose.com/2009/04/snap-style-shot-of-frankie-from-swell.html I hope that's ok!

x

Kira Fashion said...

I like it, it is sexy!
It´s also great with a black pair of tights :)

Frock Around the Clock said...

Those red shiny ones would look so out of place off the runway! They are really fun though. I hope summer arrives soon! :) x

Julia said...

I love the short shorts! I especially like the ones with the bands around the bottom of them! They're like mini bloomers!

LoveMore said...

Oh GET SHORTY! that is a movie if i am correct ? :) john travolta!? haha i love you PUNS!!!

oh and i saw i am a feature on your links tab - GUSH I BLUSH! thank you ;)

okay for the shorts...LOVE paul and joe always...so cute..and Salvatore Ferragamo and of course D and G :) i am def a fan of the short shorts!!!

much love xxxx bel

HoneyBunny said...

brave and beatiful:))

Little Bow Prep said...

Cute picks :)

Sasi said...

Yay for shorts :D

wrennybird said...

I'm obsessed with shorts right now! Thanks for this selection.

Fashionstyle said...

A lovely style !!