Shorts are sold by length of inseam (here is a great post on them from Cyndi Spivey) and finding the
most flattering for your particular body proportion is the key. There are some general rules based on your height and shape but I think it really takes trying a few on to figure out what works for you.
I found these olive green shorts from Loft with a six inch inseam on sale. They hit just above the knee on me which hides the back of my leg where I need it hidden. Just remember I am on the short side at only 5' 3'' and if you're taller, a six inch inseam will not cover as much on you.
I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable I felt in this outfit. While I know shorts are not for everyone I think it's definitely worth a little shopping trip to try on a few different styles to see if you find one you like. I didn't go in to this post idea with much hope but in the end I found two brands that I like a lot. (I'll share the second pair in a later post.)
I hope you're enjoying this series on fashion for women over 50. Trust me when I say that never in a million years did I see myself the author of a fashion blog. Don't get me wrong, I love clothes but modeling them in front of a camera is just not a natural fit for me. It took taking off some old baggage and insecurities to be able to find peace with this new role of fashion encourager.
Life is like that though, sometimes it takes ridding ourselves of a few old habits like anger, bitterness or jealousy to be able to embrace a healthier, happier life filled with forgiveness, a tender heart, humility and grace. If you are stuck in an emotional pit, my encouragement for today would be to take off that old garment and put on a whole new one. You just might be surprised at the peace you find.
Be sure and check out the rest of the summer fashion series if you missed any of the previous posts.