This Summer Trend Is "Unflattering", and I Couldn't Care Less

When it comes to "unflattering" or "ugly" trends, I tend to welcome them into my life with open arms. There's something about pushing the boundaries of other people's expectations of how I should be dressing that really gets me, and now more than ever, a lot of people going. First, it was chunky sneakers, then it was Hawaiian shirts, and now, it's long shorts. Longer shorts have previously been identified as "unflattering" due to where the hem hits at your leg, the way the looser fit makes your backside look, and so on and so forth. Such things have even been told to me by my own mother, but that's just because she "wants me to look like my best self" to which I roll my eyes back far into my head.

You get my point, which is that there was definitely a time when I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a pair of shorts that exceeded past the highest point of my thighs, but today, I couldn't care less where my shorts hit, and frankly, the longer the better. Bring. On. The. Controversy. Okay, so maybe wearing longer shorts isn't necessarily a controversy to you, but if you would have asked me a year ago if I would wear the below pair of Topshop shorts, I would have laughed in your face. Now I look at them and wonder why I am not as cool as the model wearing them and want to immediately purchase them in an attempt to at least try to live up to her level of chill. Don't you just love trends?!

The proof is in the pudding, folks—shorts are officially getting longer this summer and there's nothing you can do about it (besides buy yourself some short shorts and pretend you never read this). Personally, I am encouraging this trend for many reasons. One, it's about time for shorts to have a moment and the below styles are getting the ball rolling. Two, it's almost summer and you need shorts anyway, so you might as well think outside of the box. And three, it's fun to break expectations and experiment with styles that make you a tad uncomfortable. For me, that's one of the most exciting parts of fashion.

SOS: How do I become as cool as her? 

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Finally, shorts you can wear to the office.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Wear these the next time you go out.

Available in sizes XXS to M.

Swap your miniskirt for these tailored buckle shorts for an edgy summer look.

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Live in these this season and be happy.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Yes, yes, and yes.

Available in sizes 38 to 44.

Introducing the skater aesthetic I need in my life.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

I guarantee you that these might be the comfiest shorts you've ever worn.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Another chic office-appropriate shorts look.

Available in sizes XXS to M.

The summertime Canadian tuxedo of my dreams.

Available in sizes 24 to 39.

Wear these with a white T-shirt and strappy white sandals for a fresh look.

Available in sizes 32 to 44.

This gingham is everything.

Available in size 1.

There's no way I wasn't going to include these Gucci babies.

Available in sizes 38 to 42.

A classic pair to last you a lifetime.

Available in sizes 6 to 18.

Your Vans are going to thank you for these.

Available in sizes 3 to 9.