It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost shorts season. Shorts come in all shapes and sizes, but the type of shorts that bring the most attention to the wearer are short shorts. You know the type of shorts we’re talking about. They’re… well, short. Like, really, really short.
Short shorts are difficult to pull off for several reasons, the first of which is the amount of skin they expose. Short shorts leave nothing to the imagination when it comes to a woman’s legs and in some cases, her butt. For real, some shorts will bare basically everything a woman has going on below the waist, so to really pull of these shorts, you have to be in tip top physical shape.
Unfortunately, there are parts of the body that no woman can change with diet and exercise – this includes a woman’s height and the length of her limbs. No matter how many Pilates classes a woman goes to or how many green juices she downs, a woman cannot make her legs grow longer. While you may still be able to rock short shorts with shorter legs, longer legs do truly look better with the style, and you’ll discover that the ladies on this list all have legs that seem to go on forever.
The last real problem with short shorts is logistical. They don’t really lend themselves to too many physical activities. For example, one really wouldn’t want to get caught doing anything that requires them to bend over in short shorts. Who the hell knows what you are putting on display for the world?
All that being said, short shorts can also look amazing – that is, if they are being rocked by the right woman. Thankfully, some Hollywood hotties know how to perfectly rock a pair of short shorts and here are 14 of them.
14. Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne is only 18 years old so obviously she is blessed with the quick metabolism of a young person. That definitely helps her look amazing in her short shorts. She’s even rocking the shorts with a bikini top because, ya know, she basically has a perfect bod.
Thorne started as a Disney star on the show Shake It Up. Like most Disney stars, after growing up a bit she’s tried to shed that Disney-good-girl reputation and make the leap into feature films. She should keep rocking short shorts and no body will ever associate her with Disney ever again.
13. Selena Gomez
What is it about these former Disney stars and their short shorts? Next up is Selena Gomez, the former star of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. The 23-year-old has definitely stepped out from being just another Disney star and into becoming a superstar. She is currently the most followed person on Instagram, though that title changes quite frequently. From the above photo of Selena rocking some dangerously short shorts, it’s easy to see why so many people follow her – probably in hopes that she will post a photo of herself looking just as, err, cheeky as she does in the above.
12. Megan Fox
The world was introduced to ol’ Megan Fox back in 2007, when she starred in Transformers along side Shia LaBeouf. While Megan Fox may not be winning any Academy Awards for her acting, it is pretty hard to deny how beautiful the actress is. In fact, the actress had gotten so much media attention after the release of Transformers, any article written about her, regardless of how much fluff it contained, would bring countless amounts of traffic to a site. This resulted in so many bullshit articles about Megan Fox that several men’s websites started to boycott writing about her all together. Could you imagine being so damn hot that the media had to boycott you? Well, that was how it was for Fox.
The years may have passed since the Transformers-mania, but the 29-year-old mother of two can still rock short shorts like the best in the biz.
11. Chrissy Teigen
30-year-old Chrissy Teigen looks amazing in just about anything, so obviously the woman can rock a pair of short shorts no problem.
The Sports Illustrated model has made the difficult transition into other mediums, proving that she may have a great pair of legs but she is so much more than a woman who looks hot in short shorts. She appears on the television shows Lip Sync Battle and FabLife. She also recently released her first cookbook entitled Cravings, which made its way onto The New York Times Best Seller list. Well, we’re glad that Teigen can do other things, but we’d still love her even if her only talent was just looking good in shorts.
10. Gigi Hadid
Like Teigen, Gigi Hadid is also a Sports Illustrated model, and also like Teigen, Hadid can rock a pair of short shorts just fine.
The 21-year-old grew up in Los Angeles, which may be why she gives off the perfect Cali girl vibe with her wavy blonde hair, tan, long limbs and effortless beauty. Obviously, these looks are not lost on her musician boyfriends, as she had dated Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson in the past and she is currently dating Zayn Malik. She’s also loved by some female musicians as well, like her BFF Taylor Swift.
9. Kendall Jenner
Since girls who can rock short shorts flock together, Gigi’s bestie Kendall Jenner is next up on the list. I’m sure the whole Kardashian/Jenner family wishes they could look as good as Kendall does in a pair of short shorts, but Kendall was really the only one blessed with long, lean limbs. These legs earned her a spot in the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, during which she strutted on the stage in a bra and underwear. If she can look amazing in so little clothing, obviously she can look amazing in short shorts.
Also, I’m not sure why she’s covering her face. If I looked that good in those shorts, I’d make sure everyone knew it was me rocking them.
8. Kylie Jenner
Okay, so I know I originally said that Kendall is the only one from the Kardashian/Jenner clan to be able to rock short shorts but her little sister Kylie does bring her own style to the game. Kylie’s legs certainly don’t go on forever the way Kendall’s do, but she rocks the short shorts in her own way. By pairing the teeny pair of denim shorts with over the knee black leather boots and a white shirt, she may actually be the most stylish person rocking short shorts on this list. This personal style has helped Kylie differentiate herself from the family and launch a successful website and lip kit.
7. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
When Megan Fox dropped out of the Transformers franchise, she was replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whitely so it only makes sense she would be on this list as well. She also worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and just in case you aren’t aware, Victoria’s Secret Angels are goddesses with perfect bodies basically made for wearing short shorts. Okay, well their bodies are made for wearing underwear, but they look great in short shorts too.
The way she looks in short shorts may have helped her land her fiancée Jason Statham… or did he land her? I’m not sure. They’re both seriously hot.
6. Lana Del Rey
It’s odd to see Lana Del Rey on such a list because more times than not, she’s dressed in an outfit that is from an era other than our own. That’s kind of Lana’s thing – bringing up nostalgia for the past. But, guys, cut off denim shorts are timeless and that’s why Lana Del Rey rocks them from time to time. Also, look at how short those shorts are! The pockets are hanging out because there is no denim left.
Lana Del Rey is one of the curvier girls on the list but having a little curve can sometimes work wonders for short shorts. I mean, having a booty is a priceless asset, especially if you’re wearing short denim cut offs.
5. Miley Cyrus
People tend to have very mixed feelings about Miley Cyrus after her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance. She’s only 23 years old. We all had some pretty embarrassing moments as a 23-year-old so can’t we all just forgive her already? Plus, that performance may have been completely bonkers, but Miley Cyrus can still rock a pair of short shorts like no other. She is yet another Disney star who cut her ties with them and shows off her body in whatever way she pleases.
Well, thank you to Disney for cranking out these stars who can wear some seriously short shorts.
4. Taylor Swift
This may be a controversial choice considering the fact that Taylor Swift is widely known to not really be packing heat in the booty department, but ol’ Taylor has legs that are miles long. I think they actually run 5K marathons up and down her legs because they are that freaking long. These are legs so long that when she sang at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she looked like one of the models who just so happened to be able to sing too. In fact, when she was on her 1989 tour, most of her costumes caterered to the fact that her legs are 10-feet long. So, while Taylor may not have the booty, her legs makes you forget that there are any other body parts.
3. Kate Hudson
Age does not stop Kate Hudson from rocking short shorts. The 37-year-old mother of two may the oldest woman appearing on this list but she’s one of the best at rocking the short shorts.
The actress has been a household name since 2000 for her charming portrayal of Penny Lane, the “band-aid” in Almost Famous. Considering the fact that she was nominated for an Oscar for that performance, she is definitely not all legs and no talent. Hudson has recently been romantically linked to Nick Jonas, who is 23, proving that age ain’t nothing but a number if you can still rock short shorts.
2. Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski came really out of no where but we’re totally okay with that. The 24-year-old blasted into fame after appearing topless in the “Blurred Lines” video. She has since then made the leap into the acting world, starring in such films as Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends. She’s also likes to post topless selfies with Kim Kardashian in her free time so she’s pretty comfortable with showing some skin. Luckily for us, she looks amazing showing some skin, especially in short shorts.
1. Blake Lively
Oh, Blake Lively. It shouldn’t really surprise anyone that she’s number one? Her body is amazing and her legs look like they go on forever. This summer she’ll be starring in The Shallows, as a surfer who gets bitten by a shark. I know that there’s probably some cool stuff going on with that movie, but I really just want to see it so I can stare at her legs for 2 hours and wonder how one person can be so perfect.
The reason why Blake is number one on this list is because of her ability to wear the shortest shorts not only during everyday events but also to red carpet events. How does she show up with that much leg showing and still manage to look classy as hell? I’m not sure but Blake somehow shows off her perfect, long legs and still looks like a lady.