Saturday, 16 May 2009

shorts. a malaysian phenomenon.

excuse the title. i have been working on my dissertation proposal for the last two months and had a FREAKIN hard time getting a title. so after all that hard work, i'm showing off laa.... that i also can come up with passable titles... hahaha...
anyway. every since young i had a obsession with shorts. coming from an asian family (indian on top of that!!) my mother would rant at how short my shorts are... and compare them to all my "china" girlfriends.... (no she aint racist.. its just a indian mother thing..the shorts had to be long... but the saree blouses could show off more skin than a bikini at times......).
so i looked up shorts and came across this AMAZING article which showed what kinda shorts matched which type of body. u know how we walk around the pasar malam... or even midvalley and see this girl strutting her stuff... in a pair of SHOOOOORRRTTT shorts... only to cringe at the sight of it........ or see a really skinny babe in a pair of shorts which make here look like kacang panjang.....

so this another list. on which type of shorts suits which body type. :)

Shorts with a mid-length leg (for every body type!!)

credit: Land's End shorts; Land's End

Unlike knee-length shorts that cut your leg in half visually, shorter lengths make your legs look longer, while still covering problem areas like the upper thigh. (which many of we asians seem to suffer from since we seem so kecil next to our orang putih friends)

Flabby Upper Legs: Knee-Length Shorts

Credits: Michael Kors Bermuda shorts;

Cover problem areas like dimpled or flabby thighs with a slim-fitting pair of shorts like these that hit mid-knee. A low waist design keeps longer shorts from looking frumpy. Although knee-length shorts can make short legs look shorter, it's easy to balance it out with a pair of wedges for extra leg length. Isn't that what shoes are good for? :)

Short Legs: Shorter Shorts

Credits: Shorts from Gap; Gap
Four or 5 inch-inseam shorts are long enough to give some upper-leg coverage, but short enough to lengthen the leg. Sexy as it is... try not too make the shorts too short. If u bent down in them and they stick into your bum then its time for a bigger pair!!

Plus Size: Bermuda Shorts

Credits: Plus size bermudas from Land's End; Land's End

No these aren't just meant for our 5 year old brothers. Bermuda shorts are back IN! If you've got lots of curves, a longer-cut short is the most forgiving. Curvy gals aren't the only ones who look great in longer shorts. Knee-length shorts are a dressier look and are perfect for shopping, travel, even career if your workplace allows them.

Tall & Thin: Roll-Up Shorts

Credits: Rich & Skinny Boyfriend

Break up a long, thin leg line with shorts that have cuffs or a roll-up feature. You get maximum usage from shorts that have a convertible length ( so in front of your mum, its long... and then with the girls... its short! ), plus they make even stick-thin legs look curvier. Now who wouldnt want that huh?

1 comment:

Tammi said...

Uhhh somewhat loses the effect when ALL the models have tall skinny legs.