Super Short Cut-off Denim Shorts

. . .unless you’re Kate Moss, on the beach, or in your own backyard, please spare us and keep them mid-thigh or else you just look trashy {even if you do have perfect legs …which, let’s just be honest, is subjective}

Absolutely Unacceptable . . .


{not a question of hotness obviously, the subject at hand is taste}

cut-off jean shorts, denim shorts, tacky, too short, ass hanging out of shorts

Victoria Silverstedt in cut off denim shorts…via

britney spears in cut-off jean shorts…via

Acceptable . . .


* Longer *

…via


…via


Free Pass . . .


* With Tights *

  
…via {this is Kate Moss though}

Always acceptable . . .


* In the name of Humor *

…via

* Halloween *

* If you’re this guy *


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

59 Comments

  • Jill Pilgrim

    September 19, 2009 |

    Well, yeah, the last guy is really the poster child for denim shorts. Over 30 or not.

  • Maggie May

    September 19, 2009 |

    That last picture has left me shaken to the core.

  • Jacqueline

    September 19, 2009 |

    the last picture is fantastic!

    check out my dogs at http://www.fashionsnag.com

  • josephine

    September 19, 2009 |

    Oh dear lord… that last picture. priceless

  • Glamour Bbey

    September 19, 2009 |

    Great post! I love the last picture

  • Suzanne

    September 19, 2009 |

    i don’t agree in case of the man, but with the rest i’ll agree ;).
    xx

  • Christina

    September 19, 2009 |

    This was perfect and made my afternoon. 🙂

  • Yaya

    September 19, 2009 |

    Darn, guess I should go change….(kidding 😉

  • Victoria

    September 19, 2009 |

    haha! loved this post. x

  • PorkStar

    September 19, 2009 |

    Where I used to live I always saw a biker dude wearing shorts that short.. a really long beard and short shorts… very disgusting

  • Ali

    September 19, 2009 |

    Love it – glad SOMEONE finally said it!

  • Sher

    September 19, 2009 |

    I getting visions of a bum wax LOL!

  • ilovecoolthings

    September 19, 2009 |

    i agree! even though i could possibly get away with it, i refuse!!! I might do it with a black opaque tight this fall though… but they’ll definitely be in the longer range…

    ps – this should also apply to any below 30 year old that doesn’t have PERFECT back of thighs.. ahem.

  • emily

    September 19, 2009 |

    the last one made me throw up in my mouth a little…but then i erupted in laughter.

    nice!

  • Just me

    September 19, 2009 |

    jajaja
    me encanta! y es SOOO FUNNY the lasta pic
    C you

  • Annie Spandex

    September 19, 2009 |

    Lol… omg that dude….! haha

  • Sarah Clarke Gaudet

    September 19, 2009 |

    Great montage of images!

    http://www.smalltownchic.com

  • Miss Eve

    September 20, 2009 |

    What an awesome post LOL. BTW I totally agree 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend dear Maegan, cheers: Evi

  • a frock a day

    September 20, 2009 |

    Amen! Loved the shorts of Rachel Bilson.

  • rian

    September 20, 2009 |

    hahah ‘if youre this guy^’
    so funny

  • Mrs. D

    September 20, 2009 |

    holy moly, that guy is enjoying that wedgie.

  • kelly

    September 20, 2009 |

    amen sista!

  • daer0n

    September 20, 2009 |

    LOL agree. But i like the ones that Rachel Bilson is wearing the best! She is so cute! she always looks great!
    Britney Spears…ah, she is another story, never looking good imo.

    The guy in the last picture, omfg, priceless. just, priceless.

  • Alice

    September 20, 2009 |

    Haha, I don’t think the booty shorts are acceptable under any circumstances, no matter how rockin’ your body is
    love your blog, I’m following

  • Sarah

    September 20, 2009 |

    It’s funny, I just got some denim cutoffs, but I’m going to be 21 soon. Now I’m thinking, damn, I can only wear them for 9 more years lol. great post and very true statements!

  • Miss Madeline

    September 20, 2009 |

    You speak words of truth!

  • Girl Japan: April Marie Claire

    September 20, 2009 |

    Oh man.. the butt guy….. ewwww

  • Karobaro

    September 20, 2009 |

    Yay! Such a fun post! I say we need more people like the butt guy:)

  • Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 |

    contacta conmigo y nos damos una fiesta a lo grande hacemos el amor hasta que te canses o te aburras

  • Ediot

    September 20, 2009 |

    that last guy-haha. hilarious…haha

  • Amy

    September 20, 2009 |

    agree…but i think even if you’re under 30 you have to be careful about baring toooooo much junk. how old is jennifer aniston, anyway? i swear she’s benjamin button. she keeps getting hotter!

  • Meghan

    September 20, 2009 |

    Ha! I love this post. I just saw several teenage girls with these shorts yesterday while out shopping and thought they were highly inappropriate.

  • Keith

    September 20, 2009 |

    Hey there. Great post. I hope you’ve been having a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

  • Angela

    September 20, 2009 |

    Thank you for posting this!!!!! I did a similar post on cargo shorts a while back, and HAD to take issue with everyone and their dog wearing these super short shorts: http://www.stilettosandgrace.com/2009/09/ask-angela.html

    You’re right, some people do get free passes. But, some people think they get a free pass, wear the offense, and turn the stomachs of all the walk by.

  • diane

    September 20, 2009 |

    A bra might be in order for the girl in the orange shirt.
    Hilarious post, love your sense of humor. : )

  • karuliine

    September 20, 2009 |

    denim shorts, brrr tricky trend to me… maybe with tights a la Kate?
    anyway, your blog is fab! just found it and i´m following you. DIY projects are especially cool!
    xoxo,
    Karuliine

  • Meghan

    September 21, 2009 |

    A lot of these photos are bad but that last one takes the cake.

  • Brett Alexandra

    September 21, 2009 |

    Love the tights idea. I would totally sport that! Last photo is hilaaaarious!

  • TheBeautyFile

    September 21, 2009 |

    So loving the “free pass….” Love Rachel Bilson, Elle and Jenn…they like, kind of just radiant gorgeousness…

  • LifestyleBohemia

    September 21, 2009 |

    OMG, I am laughing so hard right now. Amazing post!! What a way to end the weekend 🙂
    xx

  • Amy

    September 21, 2009 |

    What a fantastic post. I think I will continue to chuckle away all day after seeing that chap at the end – what was he thinking? Where do you find all this fabulousness on yr blog.? You must spend hours and hours putting it all together BUT so worth it.
    Thanks for the laugh. Oh and btw I WILL NOT be seen dead in anything so short!

  • Amy

    September 21, 2009 |

    I have been meaning to ask… Please may i possibly have your hair? I think it will be really cheap to ship to the Uk and i promise to take very good care of it. Your wardrobe would be good too although reckon I might not be able to pull it off quite as well as you! x

  • janettaylor

    September 21, 2009 |

    I agree with U!

    X♥X♥

  • anhesty

    September 21, 2009 |

    i totally agree with ya! i recently retired all my booty shorts.

  • Penny

    September 21, 2009 |

    Yuckola! Reminds me of the old Two Live Crew videos….blahrh!!!

  • Feelmore

    September 21, 2009 |

    Last dude makes everything right with the world. Diggin it. Don’t want to touch it, tho.

    http://www.sayhellomax.blogspot.com

  • Vanessa

    September 21, 2009 |

    Last one is my fave 😉

  • ZombieLace

    September 21, 2009 |

    AAAH that last image caught me off guard, haha. The cutoff jean has been my summer uniform, so glad I have several years before my cutoff license expires :~)

  • Bruce

    September 21, 2009 |

    I can tell you were never a fan of the Dukes of Hazard….

  • Kristin

    September 22, 2009 |

    Thank you. That last image has now made my day.

  • Style Porn

    September 22, 2009 |

    Mmm…I second the notion that if you’re that guy, you should wear cutoff shorts whenever possible.

  • Susan

    September 22, 2009 |

    hahaha, that was funny :))
    xoxo

  • Chessa!

    September 22, 2009 |

    OMG! thank you! my sister and i were saying this the other day. you should see the people in manhattan who do this. they sit on the subway with these freaking shorts. I don’t even like my bare arms to touch the subway, let alone my legs and they look like they are wearing a bathing suit. I mean, I know it’s hot out but COME ON!! this is New York not the back woods! sorry…I had to get that out:)

    and btw, that last photo. how did you even come across that one. I’d like to see the google search! lol

  • jennine

    September 22, 2009 |

    i have to admit i wear them. and i’m in my MID 30s. well, not the short look at my ass ones, but the more baggy longer ones like MK or Ashely is sporting. no one’s looking at my ass then.

    omg…the capcha had lexpro, isnt that some kind of drug?
    https://www.blogger.com/captcha?type=IMAGE&captchaKey=ljj85lt5pgqe

  • Clorivak

    September 22, 2009 |

    OMIGAWD…Love this post. hahaha…you nailed it!!
    I would SPEW in giggle glory if I seen that man walking down the street. I def find not everyone can pull these off. Man,Kate Moss rocks em..how does she do eet?

  • samantha ezra.

    September 23, 2009 |

    the last one had me chortling to myself for ages!

    http://almostlikesushi.blogspot.com

  • Lyndsy

    September 23, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh. I just got a great laugh out of this. I was just shopping around for a pair of jean shorts for 6 Flags this weekend and kept thinking, they are all so short! Not appropriate at all!

  • Brenda - St. Louis

    February 22, 2012 |

    The last photo is wrong in soooo many ways!!! I’m glad that you put it last. lol.

    Love your blog!

    Brenda – St. Louis
    bkh.0202@yahoo.com

  • Chanel

    August 5, 2013 |

    I will keep my unacceptable short shorts, I love them, trashy or not. There is no way I will be caught dead in mid thigh shorts…those are basically pants or even worse capris. I realize this is based on your opinion of what looks fashionable, however, in my opinion mid thigh shorts belong on a grandmother. They make skinny legs look like sticks and fat legs like sausage in casing.