The long and 'shorts' of summer fashion

Capris, ankle pants and shorts have become wardrobe staples for today’s woman


Decorative pockets with studs and rhinestones add character to this season’s shorts.

As the heat of summer hits, full-length pants are replaced with shorts, capris and ankle pants in women’s closets.

“Shorts were always in style, but they were never a must-have,” said Judy Howard, buyer at Saffees in Jefferson City. “This year, they are a must-have.”

Length might be one of the biggest concerns when it comes to choosing a pair of shorts.

“A women’s favorite accessory should be a good tailor,” said Lisa Rackers, owner of The Perfect Fit Boutique. “The problem is usually that the capri or ankle pant is not short enough for petite women.”

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