Hot pants to stay cool in!
Summers are already at our doorstep, and before the mercury rises even further, one must be preoccupied with the thought of beating the heat in as many ways as possible. Clothing is definitely one of these, since soaring temperatures mean that we desperately dress as lightly as possible. And what’s better than shorts for girls in such sultriness!
Shorts are not just extremely comfortable, but are also ultra-stylish and a cool fashion statement. Previously confined to only celluloid, in recent years, they are observed being worn on quite a large scale. Currently being termed as ‘hot pants’, girls these days like them best in bright colours, teamed with funky upper wear, be it vests, tank tops, casual tees, or even shirts and ponchos etc. If you have the right attitude and spontaneity to carry it off with ease, shorts are going to rule your wardrobe to the best of your advantage!
However, many shudder at the mention of ‘hot pants’ since this immediately conjures up images of a perfect body- and of course, that which is overexposed. However, you do not need to be intimidated if you don’t possess those toned legs and an hourglass figure; as long as you’re clear and confident of what style suits you, you’re ready to sport it with élan! You don’t have to have the body of a supermodel to pull off these hot pants in pretty prints and varying cuts. However, it is always advisable to keep certain tips in mind, the first being is that if you aren't too tall, a pair of stilettos with hot pants will make your limbs look longer and slimmer, thus accentuating your frame in the best manner possible. Also, since shorts/hot pants demand of you to show much of your skin, it is better to balance it by avoiding bare arms/shoulders. Put on a chic blazer over your blouse and the entire look shall be appropriately streamlined. Shrugs and wraps are also good options. A hat or a cap are good ways to amp up your look even further!
Fitting is the keyword when it comes to choosing the right shorts for yourself. These days, there are a host of options, with little longer and more loose-fitting ones for curvier bodies. On the other hand, if you’re skinny, you can opt for more body-hugging ones. Do not forget to try it on before investing in it! Sporty sleeveless tops with hot pants give a very stylish yet casual look, while if you want to keep it more on a semi-formal tone, wear a check shirt. Those with a bottom-heavy figure should opt for dark colours as this conceals the flab, while skinnier bodies can go for white, neon and those with fringe, fur, lace detailing etc. Shorts with polka dots, floral prints and quirky designs are also available, which besides giving you a dramatic look, also makes you thighs appear thinner. Team them up with off-shoulders tops, knot shirts etc. for an ultra-chic look.
Just a decade back the scenario was perhaps very different, but these days, even in Indian cities, shorts and hot pants are a pretty common sight, and youngsters are reluctant to compromise with their style quotient! These are hassle-free and casual, and the best part is you can wear them for taking an evening stroll in the neighborhood park, as well as if you’re going for the beaches in a whirlwind weekend trip, or to a club for partying with friends.
These have caught the imagination of young girls massively and going by statistics, these are here to stay!