Denim Skirts vs Denim Shorts For Summer

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For a good many years, denim shorts were the only denim item us ladies wore in the summertime, whether they were longer or super short when we went through a hot pant craze, they were usually the only option. Fast forward a few years and denim skirts might even be more popular than shorts now! They came about a couple of years ago as an alternative and I think they are great. As the denim industry ages with us, and the designers get older as well, I feel like the styles are also becoming more modest and brand’s realised a lot of older ladies are not comfortable in denim shorts anymore and prefer something with more coverage, like a skirt. So, I thought I would do a blog post on the differences between the two and find out which you all love the most!

Denim Skirts

So first up, the denim skirt! For me, I think it might have a little edge over the shorts, but I’m not certain yet. I love the fact that they are often longer so they hide any cellulite worries you might have, and they are more modest, as well as more breezy and cool. I find them to look very feminine and they are easier to dress up as well. The only thing I consider to be a little negative is that denim skirts can sometimes venture into the younger territory, depending on the fit. It’s best to keep them sleek and slim fitting with a longer length if you want a more mature appearance. However if you do love the younger, 90’s inspired vibe, a raw/distressed edge and more of a bleached wash is good.

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Denim Shorts

Then we move onto the ever faithful denim short. Now these have done us proud for decades and have been trending in and out of fashion every summer. Bermuda denim shorts were a thing not long ago, which I’m sure everyone was thankful for after the hot pant fiasco and baring cheeks, but I think a mid to shorter length is often preferable as it’s more flattering. The pros for denim shorts for me are that they provide more security as they can’t blow up in the wind and you wont be baring all if you get out of a car without thinking, they pair well with cropped tops if you have a high waisted pair, and there’s a huge variety to choose from. The cons can be that some are often really too short and don’t provide much coverage. So, as you can see, there’s about an equal argument for the denim shorts or denim skirts being a winner for summer. What would you choose?

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  1. Scott
    May 31, 2020 / 11:49 am

    Great new posts! Glad you are writing again. I’m relatively new to the women’s skinny jeans for men thing and your posts were very helpful when searching for them online. Thank you.

    Prior to skinny jeans, I actually tried out one of my girlfriend’s denim skirts on a date night and was shocked at how comfortable it was for a guy.

    Why do you suppose they don’t make denim skirts for men yet? I mean it’s 2020 and the summers aren’t getting any cooler!

    Keep up the good work!

    • Lorna
      June 16, 2020 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Scott! And I mean you probably could wear denim skirts if you wanted to, nobody is stopping you, men wear kilts in Scotland so I dunno, ha ha.

    • Matt
      June 25, 2020 / 7:57 pm

      Hey Scott – actually yes why not!!, I’ve tried a topshop mini-denim out before … it’s a brave move, but as you say comfortable , Matt

  2. June 21, 2020 / 6:40 am

    Great Insight. Shorts and skirts are booming in India recently.

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