Those have the right look! Thanks for the recommendation. I'll keep an eye on them for other colors.

To each their own in terms of fashion and style! I'm 56 and wear short-ish shorts (maybe a 4" inseam, always loose) to walk the dog and for gardening/yard work, but wouldn't typically wear them out and about, unless I was going to a very casual outdoor event and it was super hot. I absolutely reject any age-based rules, mandates, or judgments--it's an individual decision.

I only wear shorts for hiking and dog walking during the summer months. I like a length that ends about an inch or 2 above the knee. For other occasions and when it’s hot I’ve transitioned to skirts - at or below the knee, midi or maxi length.

I love shorts for our hot summers. Mid-thigh length is most flattering on me. I do find as I have gotten older I hesitate to wear them for activities like eating out, where I would have when I was younger, but otherwise I wear them all summer. Skirts and dresses with slip shorts make me too hot.

Thanks, everyone. I am sorry I never got to write individual replies. Thanks for your photos of shorts and non-shorts. I am particularly reminded that I like what I might call a "safari-style" of structured shorts in jean or khaki with a wide leg.

I am also surprised, but encouraged that so many women are still wearing shorts as they get older. I think all the women in my life who are older than me gave up on them a long time ago.

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