Skirts: The Perfect Summer Shorts Substitute

Skirts: The Perfect Summer Shorts Substitute

July 14, 2017

There are a handful of lucky ladies who are 40-plus and who can pull off wearing shorts. I am not one of them.

I have tried long shorts, mid-thigh shorts, knit shorts, twill shorts, even exercise shorts. All of which make me so self-conscience about the shape of my dimply legs. Years ago when I used to do cardio, I wore skorts because shorts would ride up between my inner thighs and drive me crazy.

So, what's a girl to do when it's 95 degrees outside and you absolutely cannot go out in public in shorts? You have to wear lightweight skirts!


Obviously, this beautiful model is not me… or I’d probably be prancing around in a thong bikini all summer. However, I have worn the dress she is modeling on MANY occasions. I had one made for myself for our family beach trip. I also wear it to make skirt deliveries, go to summer cookouts, travel, and frankly, anywhere others would typically wear shorts and a t-shirt. What I love about wearing my seersucker is that I feel equally as casual as others, however much more put together. This is one of the many reasons that I LOVE the casual prints that I pull into our line each spring/summer season.

The trick to finding the perfect fabric to make your shorts-substitute skirt is it must meet a these criteria.

  • The fabric HAS to be machine washable...because they are meant to sweat and get dirty in!
  • They CAN'T stick to you when you sweat.
  • They must look great with tanks, t-shirts, flip-flops and tennis shoes!

I selected a handful of my FAV fabrics that meet all the criteria for a shorts substitute and put them on sale for the week. The eyelets and the tan/white seersucker only have enough yards to make 3-4 skirts each, so if you love them….you better snag them!


It will be hot as blazes for the next 2-3 months, so CLICK HERE to get your summer staple skirt in the works. In just 3 short weeks it will already be in your dirty clothes hamper

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