Daisy Dukes. Cut-Offs. Hot Pants. Walking shorts. Stubbies. Knee Pants. Whatever you call them, this summer shorter shorts have adopted a new name: necessary. With no sign of heat relief insight, many are combating the summer's brutal sun the best way they could think of: shorter inseams. Short shorts were on trend for this summer for sure, and leave it to celebrities to usher in the trend by heating up the already hot streets while running errands, taking the stage or burning up the red carpet in barely there bottoms.
Model Agyness Deyn
Twilight's Ashley Greene
Reality starlet Audrina Patridge
New mom Victoria Beckham
Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester
Country singer LeAnn Rimes
Reality star Kristin Cavallari
Model Jessica White
90210 star Shenae Grimes
Miley Cyrus performs in the trendy bottoms
Beyonce at Coachella, the perfect outdoor concert to pull out short shorts
Selena Gomez's face says it all. She wore this DSqaured “Monsieur” jumpsuit short shorts ensemble at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada
Taylor Momsen on the set of Gossip Girl
Taylor's Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively attends Cinema Society After Party for Private Lives
Mischa Barton attends the GQ Dior Homme event Honoring Kris Van Assche
Cameron Diaz at the Live Earth Show
Model Gisele Bundchen shoots a scene for Blackcowboy's "Come On"
The trend has been received as less-than-lukewarm with most men, but there are a few guys who decided to attempt to pull off (or rather, pull on) the thigh skimming shorts. Whether it was for a role, part of a costume or for fitness, there's not much to say about a guy confident enough to wear short shorts except it takes a real man to make them look masculine.
Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon wears this summer's trendy brief swim trunks
Ed Westwick on the set of Gossip Girl
Westwick's "Chuck Bass" character is obviously a fan of short shorts
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo caught flack for this picture but he's got an amazing pair of (over-tanned) legs so why not show them off?
Singer John Mayer as "Captain of the S.S. Short Shorts"
Glee star Matthew Morrison dressed up as Richard Simmons for Halloween
Which brings us to the man who puts the "short" in short shorts for men, Richard Simmons. Even in his 60's, the "pony" man still has the legs for it.
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