I was having a conversation with a neighbor friend recently and I said to her…”Do you ever wear shorts? I don’t think I have ever seen your legs before.” haha I told her she has such a cute figure and she should wear shorts! lol She said…”Oooooh yah, I don’t wear shorts. Once I hit 40, I figured no one needs to see my knees anymore and I don’t want to embarrass my sons.”
Later that day I was thinking about our conversation and truthfully, I really don’t wear shorts either. My Momma Jane lives in shorts when it’s warm and she looks lovely in them. She wears casual shorts and then nice dressy shorts for her Doctor’s appts. She always says to me…”Honey, you have such nice legs, why don’t you wear shorts?!” I seriously love my mom! The thing is…I don’t even know why I don’t, I just don’t really like to wear them. I think I have one or two pair of cut off denim shorts (do those count?) and I wear them ON OCCASION but generally I just don’t wear shorts. Even if I am exercising. Well, when I ACTUALLY do exercise-ha, I wear yoga mid calf leggings. Even if I am NOT exercising, I wear them. lol I like to rock that whole athleisure wear look even though I didn’t know it was a real thing up until this last year but I digress. I guess I’m just more comfortable in pants, leggings, jeans, whatever…
But shorts…yahhhh, not so much. I just don’t care for them. Not because of an age thing either. I just don’t like them…ON ME. Not even sure why really. I bought a khaki pair from Sam’s Club back in Spring thinking I could “will” myself to wear them. Nope. I’ve worn them like once. For a trip to Walt Disney World, one of my besties Ashley made these super adorable matching outfits for me and her and our little girls. A pair of Mickey shorts with a cute tank top. The shorts were so darn adorable I couldn’t help myself, I had to wear them. I’ve honestly worn them on every Disney trip since and I love them! But normally at Disney…I wear jeans, leggings, capri pants or my denim cut offs.
And as far as the age appropriate thing. I think you have to do you. If my neighbor friend feels like she is too old to wear shorts, I respect her for that. I feel you should wear whatever YOU are comfortable in. If you are 50 and want to rock a bikini, go for it! If you’re comfortable in your body, own it and wear what you feel best in. My Momma Jane likes to rock shorts and I love it! I think confidence in our self and the body that God gave us is what can help us feel beautiful on the outside.
XO Surviving Mommy