High Waisted Tartan Shorts from Topshop: do not want

Highwaisttartan

You may not think it, but over the course of 2009, The Fashion Police learned to like, if not exactly to love, a few items of clothing that we’d previously always considered to be crimes of fashion.

We learned, for instance, to like high waists on certain items of clothing.

We learned that tartan, if done right, can actually be quite refreshing.

What we did not and will not accept, however, that this combination of the two, as applied to these knee-length shorts from Topshop, which were another find by Fashion Super-Sleuth, Mousy, could be acceptable to us under any circumstances. Because, as Mousy correctly points out, they look a lot like boxers, and not even Topshop’s suggestion, "tuck in a tee and wear with thick tights and lace-up boots" can ever remove that association from our minds now.

If, on the other hand, you think these are just the way to start 2009, they’re £38. You’re welcome.

7 Comments

  • January 6, 2009

    Eva

    I’m thinking “american granny on the golf course” and that’s really not a look I’m going for. It’s the turn-ups, not that they would be great without them, but the turn-ups say “city shorts for old ladies”.

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  • January 6, 2009

    Siany

    If they were short shorts, they might just be OK.

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  • January 6, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Top Shop’s suggestion makes me think of Russ Abbot.

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  • January 7, 2009

    Anna

    Are those really knee-length?
    They look too short.
    And I really think that if they’re high-waited short-shorts, they’re fine.

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  • January 7, 2009

    Cadi

    These would give you both the round belly ‘o doom and the chopped leg silhouette of long shorts. PASS.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Nixie

    I think you really have to be super skinny to wear these, even with a slight belly.. NO. I believe they could look good, why wouldn’t they? With a nice polo they’d make an outstanding preppy look.

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  • October 10, 2010

    niamh

    These are really nice but £38 is pushing it.

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