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11.9.12

Ways to Wear - Knicker Shorts


So knicker shorts can seem totally scary, probably because they are basically knickers for the public eye. Some of you reading this probably hate knicker shorts because of the whole bum hanging out problem, but hopefully some of the images below will make you see that its not all about baring our lower cheeks!

Below are a few ways to wear knicker shorts but there are plenty more, plus this is with my personal style you can make these looks suit your own style:

The Basic Croptop

 Shorts - Motel Rocks
This ones going first as its the most simple but the most scary! Some of you lovelies may be brave enough for this (hopefully for a night out and not for a coffee guys!) but I am only brave enough to photograph this in the back garden. So if your confident enough the knicker shorts look great with a crop top for a party outfit!


Dress It Down


Pair with a baggy tee and some flats for a more casual look, the baggy tee balances out the super tight bottoms and creates a whole different look to the crop top above. For those looking for a more feminine look an oversized shirt/blouse and some pumps would work perfectly.


Add Some Length


Adding a longer jacket or cardigan hides your behind and can make you feel a little more comfortable is these flesh baring bad boys! You can do this with a dip hem blouse or t-shirt too in the warmer weather or if your pairing it with a shorter jacket.


Throw on a Jumper

This is one for A/W, though the sun and my short sleeve jumper doesn't give you the best visual. Imagine an oversized wooly jumper thrown on top, with extra thick tights and some boots. The shorts in this case are dressing up a usually boring winter look.

Tie it around your waist

Uh oh, old photo = random hair colour change
Not quite ready to throw on your winter woolies? Then tie one around your waist for some bum coverage, you could also work this with a shirt tied around just a little extra length at the back - perfect.


Glam them Up

Grab some sparkly shorts some faux fur and you have a beautiful A/W look. These shorts have enough length on them and are glittery so don't add length to statement shorts, keep them on show. The faux fur balances out the bodycon bottom half of the outfit.

If all else fails:

Divert the Eyes




"Wow her shorts are pretty short...oh hey really beautiful shoes"
Voila, the shorts are forgotten about - basically guys if you wear something more outrageous than the shorts then the chances are the shorts are going to look normal or be forgotten about.

(example 2)
"Wow her shorts are pretty short...oh wait why on earth does she have blue lips"
Once again guys the bright lips distract from the shorts that may be making you feel self conscious.


The only other thing I would say about super short shorts is to get good ones! Dont spent £10 on a cheap cotton thin pair, we will see your underwear and possible other bits we dont want on show. A thicker fabric is great as it hides a VPL and holds you in, I think my favourites have to be the Motel Rocks ones as they aren't stupidly short at the back and the thick fabric sucks you in. Another idea which I couldn't photograph as I dont own any is to get a pair of pretty cycling shorts to give you some extra coverage!

Hope you have found this useful and may think about venturing into the world of knicker shorts!

Chelsea Jade
x

33 comments:

  1. wonderful post!! you've really thought of everything! love it xo

    www.fashiondecoy.blogspot.com

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  2. wow, such a fab post! so many ideas and inspiration here! :)
    may just have to own a pair of knicker shorts :P x

    www.ohabbiee.blogspot.com

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  3. You look SO cool! Ah! Also I don't know why but I think a short bob or pixie cut would look SO cute on you! xx

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    1. Awh thankyou lovely! I used to have a bob I'm still trying to grow it long after having it all chopped off!

      http://chelseajadeloves.tumblr.com/post/14864106011/my-hair-last-year

      xx

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  4. Love your ideas! The jacket 'round the waist and long knitwear stuff is such a good way to wear them if you're a pansy like me,

    Rosie x

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  5. Great post! I love the casual way to wear it! xx

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  6. super cool style and love all your idea and how you mixing it all up! :D

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  7. I was so gutted that asos messed up my order for motel knicker shorts TWICE in a row. Currently hunting down more so I can play with them like this!
    It would be mine

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    1. ASOS did that to me too! I order spotty ones and ended up with plain black ones that look likst control pants haha Motel Rocks offer a saver free deliver option too! x

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  8. brilliant post! xx

    prettylittleenvies.blogspot.com

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  9. Great looks! You are so lucky to pull of shorts :) You look fantastic!
    Love Jenna Fifi
    xxx

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  10. love the one with the winered cardigan!

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  11. You pull them off better than anyone! So gorgeous xo

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  12. My friends keep telling me nobody can wear those shorts daily, but I would love to ! You're proving them wrong by that article ! I thank you for that !

    xx

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  13. This post is FAB. I honestly couldn't ever picture myself in short shorts but I might even have a go after reading this post. Especially like the 'divert your eyes' technique. Looks like I need new shorts AND new shoes..

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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    1. I'm glad you like my technique! Sadly it may require you to buy new shoes, but you can't have too many xx

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  14. loveeee all of these! such a good post chelsea :D i especially love the add some length look, and also the picture of you looking at your shoes haha suchhh a cool picture! i personally couldn't wear these because of the area i live in :/ would draw far too much attention to myself :( you look amazing though xx

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  15. This is such a great post, your photos are amazing and you are crazily photogenic!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, now a follower - if you get a chance, please follow back

    x

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  16. This is one of my favourite blogger posts so far! I love the knicker shorts but I really couldn't see past the way they are styled on the Asos and Motel websites. You wear them so well and I'm definitely more tempted to purchase a pair now xx

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  17. Seriously, LOVE this post. Not just because you used the word "knickers," but because every look you created is delicious. I work for Nasty Gal, which is a pretty fashion forward company, but I still don't know if I'd be brave enough to show up to work in panties! After seeing this post though... definitely considering it. ;)

    xoxoxo
    Remy
    mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha knickers I guess is just very English, I cant imagine ever saying 'panties'! Oh glad you like the looks, and let me know if you wear 'panties' to the office xx

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  18. hahaha love this! always get some looks when you get the hotpants out but who cares, its totally acceptable in blogger world.
    ps, give me those legs!!!

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  19. Great post! You definitely prove they can be wearable, although I'm still not sure if I'm brave enough. They look fab with the faux fur!

    x

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  20. Brilliantly clever post! very inspirational ideas for wearing knicker shorts! thank you!<3

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  21. i absolutely love all of these outfits! i'm definitely not a knicker shorts girl - far too round on the bottom half haha, but if i could i would! love this post. x

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  22. Wow, amazing. You have such an awesome figure though, I think that's the main ingredient to success here! ;)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  23. I love all of these outfits! I'm not brave enough for knicker shorts unfortunately but this makes me want to buy some!!
    x

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  24. i absolutely LOVE your style. Very attractive combination with your sheer pantyhose !!! <3

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  25. Oh my goth such a fantasic post! I live knickers shorts and this post is just perfect.
    Thanks fir the lively comment on my blog- I live your style and am following you now
    X

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  26. wow, really cool post! very helpful xx

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  28. Love all these looks! Could you tell me where you got that faux fur cape/snood - I don't even know what to call it but it's lovely! xx

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