Why Girls SHOULD Wear High-Waisted Shorts

We girls like to think we embody a few qualities that classify us as…well…girls. Those qualities being confident, smart and of course, fashionable. While following the ways of glamorous tastemakers may leave us crossing the line from “trendy” to “man-repeller” at times, make no mistake ladies, high-waisted shorts are here to stay.

Contrary to the opinions of Total Frat Move, high-waisted shorts are a must-have in any girls’ wardrobe and to be honest, we rock them. I too have some strong opinions and a keyboard, and I’d like to settle the dispute once and for all that high-waisted shorts are not just for “models” or girls trying to hide their love handles.

To the ill-informed author who decided to write this rather controversial piece on why girls should stop wearing high-waisted shorts, you surprisingly start your article with the only piece of accurate information I’ve seen throughout the entire post. You sir, are most definitely not a fashion designer. If you were, I can’t imagine you would be having much of a business to begin with.

After reading through the thoughts of this “fashion genius,” we’ve come to a conclusion that they’re without a doubt, wrong. So let’s get into a few of these not-so insightful points that have been made here.

“Only Supermodels Look Good In Them”

Yes, supermodels look great in just about anything. Hence, why they call them supermodels. But that doesn’t mean that normal people are exempt from wearing them. And who’s to say those of us who wear them don’t have bangin’ bods like Adriana Lima or Kate Upton? Bitch, you don’t know my life (or anyone else’s for that matter)! Aside from that completely necessary Baby Mama reference, we can wear what we want, when we want and how we want. They give us defined waistlines, showoff our hips and most importantly, they accentuate our bottoms. If those aren’t modelesque qualities, I don’t know what are. And if you seriously think girls look like they’re two-years-old in these, you clearly haven’t seen a girl in a pair of body-hugging high-waisted shorts, a crop top and a pair of sexy heels before.

 “Your Homemade Pair Looks Even Worse”

Granted I’ve seen my fair share of horribly altered denim shorts, but we know a good pair when we see one. Girls can be extremely creative when we put our minds to it, and believe me, when we get in touch with our inner fashion designer, we can make just about anything. A pair of perfectly altered thrift shop shorts scream unique, edgy and vintage. We wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of poorly distressed shorts. And come on, can a guy be that detail-oriented? How do you know they’re homemade? There’s this thing called a mall. A typical girl will go there (frequently) and purchase a pair (or more). Unwritten even sells a pair of handmade shorts and they look absolutely amazing!

 “They Make Great Asses Disappear”

High-waisted shorts might have to be the cheekiest article of clothing I’ve seen all season (literally). With their barely there cut-offs and ridiculously short hemlines, all they do is reveal a girl’s ass(ets). They accentuate our curves, show just enough skin and make our gluteus look even more maximus. Some of these are made so tight they fit like a second skin. Forget yoga pants boys, high-waisted shorts reveal enough…possibly more.

“They Remind Us Of Our Grandmothers”

Wrong, so wrong.

If I EVER saw my grandmother wearing high-waisted shorts out of my closet, I’d come to one of two conclusions. Either I’m on some other ish, or she is. I get it, waistlines get higher as you get older. But mark my words, the shorts we wear are nothing compared to the baggy, tasteless shorts your grandmother wears. Not to mention, our bottoms look much better now than they will 50 years from now.

So, whether they’re black, white, pink, printed, or the color of the rainbow, high-waisted shorts are definitely not leaving the fashion limelight any time soon. Though we are avid readers of this entertaining site, TFM clearly needs to learn a thing or two about what’s trending for the season. And as a fellow high-waisted shorts proponent, I say wear them as much as you can until the cooler months start rolling in!


  1. omg thank you! i saw the article and just had to google and see if anyone refuted that tasteless plebe. i’m a fan of yours now 🙂

    p.s. i’m guessing the doubters are unfamiliar with kelly kapowski. they must be!

  2. Hi I totally agreed with what you said! I just bought a pair and love it. I’m no supermodel but so what? 😀
    I’m really glad you refuted that guy as well, read his article and it was so hilarious.

  3. I’m a girl and I totally disagree. I started seeing these shorts in American Apparel stores a couple years ago and thought they were ugly and now to my horror every girl in Brooklyn/Manhattan is wearing them and they look horrible! I’ve been keeping track and I’ve literally only seen 5 out of hundreds of girls who actually pulled this look off.

    1. They make your ass look horrible. If you have an ass it’s hidden by the shorts which flattens them out. Unless your asscheeks are hanging out which then just makes you look desperate. Your asscheeks are meant to hang out of underwear, not shorts that you’re going to wear to sit down on public seats.

    2. THEY’RE CUT OFF MOM JEANS. Whyyyy would anyone ever bring this style back?

    3. Not even supermodels look good in them. The American Apparel mannequins look horrible in them and most supermodels don’t have much of a butt so the high waisted shorts make them look even flatter than before. Granted, they do look somewhat better on tall girls with long legs but those girls still would look better off wearing regular shorts. The only girls who’ve I’ve seen rock these had amazing sculpted legs. You could tell they did lunges/squats for days. Not most of America.

  4. All of the pics you posted the girls look horrible in this shorts.. I’m a guy, and not even that picky, but ever single one looks so dumb except the girl on the far right in the second pic (probably cause those shorts look nothing like the jean type high wasted shorts). Even then, she would look far better if those shorts were smaller and sat low on her waist.. she would look waaay sexier. There is a reason that frat website probly ripped on them, its cause you girls are so wrong about this idea that they are cute. They look like straight up old lay shorts no matter how short they’re cut on the bottom. Why on earth do you think it looks good to have shorts (or any other pants) pulled up to your belly button?????

  5. Why do we need to listen to other people’s views on how we dress? Do we all need to dress the same way to make everything we wear ok? Why should we let guys tell us what looks good on a woman’s body and what doesn’t?

    I like my non-cheeky high-waisted shorts but according to the articles and comments I’ve read, I apparently don’t have the body for it. And you know what? I don’t care. I am wearing my clothes for myself and I love these shorts on me despite what others say. When I am able to express myself through my style and clothes, I feel good and that’s how it should be for all of us. It’s definitely sad that we waste our time arguing about and creating an ideal for a piece of clothing when we should be spending our time on important things.

    • You say why should us girls dress like everyone else. That was stupid if you are wearing them then what do you think you are doing dressing like everyone else. Regardless if they are high waisted or low. And p.s. when these shorts and jeans first came out and the women then wore them they eventually stopped and don’t do it anymore. Learn from their mistakes. When buying particular clothes the norm reason is for sex appeal and from what I have seen the only age group it probably attracts is the age group of 10-19. The most ignorant generation to date. Man kids these days are fuckin dumb. Lets also get
      on that colorful high sock thing too. Annoying.

  6. Here is my problem with all of you females who think YOU know what looks attractive to men… News flash YOU dont. YOU dont have a penis and what most men find attractive. The high waisted shorts are horrible, they make a hot body look disgusting and me personally think they make even a hot ass look gross. Half of the women around here that wear them are far too fat to be rocking them anyways. I understand your super for these shorts and are out to get anyone who bashes them but you need to understand something.. You may think you know what we like but obviously even when we all TELL YOU their ugly maybe we just have to beat into your heads. They look retarded. end of story. If my girlfriend (who doesn’t own any) was to throw out her sexy ass boy shorts and sexy abercrombie hole jeans and start wearing this high waisted garbage i would probably threaten to leave her sexy ass. These shorts are an epidemic where i live and it needs to stop.

    • I pray your girlfriend dumps you, immediately. WE DONT CARE WHAT YOUR PENIS WANTS. The case in point is that women do NOT need to satisfy men’s hunger for sex appeal. Our clothes are not intended to suffice your prehistoric hormones craving fucking for survival. Goodluck, creep.

    • And you pretend to know what all of us men find attractive just because you also share a penis? Double lol, then. Breaking news, you don’t.

  7. No one even wears Abercrombie jeans anymore so obviously your “sexy” girlfriend is horribly outdated in the fashion world.

  8. They’re unflattering on most bodies, period. This coming from a female. If you feel great in something that makes your ass look flat and your waistline up to your earlobes, more power to you. Fashionable vs. Fashion Victim is in the eye of the beholder…

  9. High waisted shorts are one of my favorite hottest trendy outfit girls could go the reason why i love it so much is because there is some simplicity and uniqueness in them which i find very sexy and elegant..

  10. high waisted shorts are one of my favorite hottest trendy outfits girls could go for the reason why i love it so much is because of its simplicity and uniqueness which i find very sexy and elegant and they could be more wore for any occasion.

  11. My thing is, wear the damn shorts if you want to! That’s cool… But what upsets me is the LACK of low rise shorts in store now.. It’s next to impossible to find them right now and that’s what makes me upset about it all.


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