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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Fug or fab: Dressy Bermuda shorts?



Forever21pinstripeshort_2In theory, the dressy Bermuda short has everything going for it. The knee-length cuff makes legs look longer. The structured cut hides every reason why short-shorts should be banned after age 16.

What's not to like? The flashbacks to middle school.

Saksbermudashorts_4This look doesn't channel my inner Grace Kelly. It makes me feel like a knobbly knee adolescent all over again. Dressy Bermuda shorts rock on mannequins and models. In my dressing room, I just can't get excited.

But this trend may be here to stay. The New York Times reports that men are sporting dressy shorts to the office. To me, that may be the only thing more frightening than memories of middle school dances.

Do I need to get over the trauma of puberty and start loving this look? You make the call: Fug or fab?

~ Deal Diva Letitia

(Photos: Left, pinstripe dress short, $22.80 at Forever 21. Right; Valentino Red pleated wool shorts, on sale for $159 at Saks.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:09pm]


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