Citizen’s Arrest: When Are Shorts Too Short?

too shot shorts

These shorts were arrested by Fashion Police reader Florence, who suggests that these are the answer to the question “how short is too short?” as it pertains to shorts. We’re inclined to agree with her, because, honestly, when we look at these photos, all we can think is “ouch!” and “that poor girl”. Modelling is hard, indeed. And we hope they didn’t sell the sample pair…

What do you think, though? Too short? Just right? Innocent? Guilty? The day of judgement has come for these shorts: now judge away!

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26 Comments

  • January 5, 2012

    bookmole

    Even if I had the figure for those shorts, sitting down would be an uncomfortable experience at best, painful at worst and honestly – who needs their butt cheeks to be on show to be sexy?

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  • January 5, 2012

    naiadknight

    If I can see your butt cheeks, they’re too short. If it looks like you’re wearing something that could play well in the bedroom, they’re too short. If I can see the hip- pelvis joint, they’re too short.

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  • January 5, 2012

    Heidi

    Streetwalker clothes.

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  • January 6, 2012

    Amee

    I’m a giant prude, so I firmly believe in If your fingertips are longer than the hemline, too short.

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  • January 6, 2012

    jeans

    Even more hideous from the front! And how unsanitary when one sits down in public… Yuck! These “shorts” also smack of tacky 80’s wear.

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    • June 27, 2013

      nwrun73

      Too add to “jeans” comment, I was on a commuter flight when a young lady wearing the same design of denim shorts, less the torn holes, sat down across the aisle from me. The flight attendant told her that she need to wear something longer or she had to leave to plane. She did changed into long jeans that she had in her carry on bag without incident. Some of her butt cheeks were showing. Also you could tell that she was not wearing any panties by the way the inseam was riding up. When she sat down, she had to tug at her jean shorts with both hands to pull that center seam out. How uncomfortable to be sitting in a tight airplane seat and be unsanitary at the sometime. The shape or cut tends to “dig in” while walking also, as expearanced of those that I have known in the past.

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  • January 7, 2012

    Sarah

    I currently live in Japan (although not a big city) and saw a girl wearing shorts like those on the left…. when it was snowing outside! She accessorized it with knee-high socks which helped make it look like less leg was on display, but I just couldn’t help but be shocked at her butt cheeks hanging out at she walked along! That is definitely too short in my opinion!!

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  • January 7, 2012

    Rudi

    Denim knickers – in fact I have a pair that are longer than these. Now THAT would be an interesting look.

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  • January 7, 2012

    M

    I have a name for those kinds of shorts: denim diapers. They honestly look like diapers to me. I mean, power to ya if you’ve got the butt cheeks to pull that off but, if you’re not a size 000000 model it’s pretty difficult, just saying.

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  • January 8, 2012

    nata19

    I believe that these shorts are only used to advertise other articles of clothing like the badASS biker jacket above or the tacky top , and other tacky pieces. They all work perfectly together 🙂

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    • January 8, 2012

      nata19

      So, I only charge these shorts with being an accessory to the crime.

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  • January 8, 2012

    Lauren

    I don’t see why these are anything but denim underpants. What’s weird is, short as they are, they reach the model’s natural waist. …So they look like old lady denim underpants.

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  • January 9, 2012

    Romanticide

    the fact the shorts are quite ugly regardless of their size doesn’t help at all.

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  • January 12, 2012

    Rachel

    If you can see any part of the butt – they’re too short. Apart from that, I think it generally depends on what you’re comfy with – and comfy in. Personally, I hate wearing shorts that aren’t about knee-length – but I’m a larger girl and don’t like showing skin, and feel that a longer length suits my body better.

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  • January 27, 2012

    olivia

    hehehe i dis agree

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  • January 27, 2012

    olivia

    That’s what i wear so stop talking bad about how short they are!!! >:(

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  • January 27, 2012

    Lindsey

    Wow Olivia your a whore!

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  • January 27, 2012

    olivia

    hahaha and not like u arent!

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  • January 27, 2012

    Lindsey

    I aint not freakin whore you are kay bye!! *middlefinger*

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  • January 27, 2012

    olivia

  • February 1, 2012

    Betty

    When they show the butt cheeks or the butt checks are slightly exposed that is a little too short to expose to the public.

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  • March 30, 2012

    Lady M

    I don’t see the problem. You see more ass than that at the beach and you don’t shout “Ewww! I don’t want to see that in public! Those bikini bottoms are too short!” there. As long as you’re wearing them somewhere appropriate (like running to the grocery store or walking the dog, rather than going to an awards show or a wedding,) why not?

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  • April 18, 2012

    ARMS

    pretty ridiculous… and that skeletal thing wearing them looks pretty uncomfortable too. well, on the right photograph that is. the left one actually makes the shorts look cute, with the jacket and all. i dont know.

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  • May 26, 2012

    Nena

    I usually wear capris because short shorts ride up. Very uncomfortable!

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  • July 26, 2014

    Jacob

    I think that a guys perspective should be present. I think that these are too short but not by much. They need to be a cm longer as to cover up the butt, however short shorts are fine and a lot of times i find them attractive on women. No man should wear shorts like these though. I’ve seen that and wish that I haven’t.

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    • July 28, 2014

      Claudia

      Maybe with a jockstrap underneath it wouldn’t be so bad? *gg* At least men’s buttocks tend to sit a bit higher on their bodies than women’s.

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