I’m know many of you out there are still scared to death of the hot pants trend. And quite rightly, this is not the easiest to master. Get it right and you may just look like a fashion forwards off-duty model. Get it wrong and you risk looking like you belong on a podium having ten dollar bills stuffed into your less-than-classy bottoms.
So here is a tip to keep in mind, as demonstrated by this shoot from the February 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The overt sexuality of hot pants or short-shorts can be played down by way of ultra-feminine details. Floral prints are one great way to work this, as are other patterns like polka dots or stripes. And of course, skimpy tops are a no-no if you want to keep the overall look an elegant one.
You can take more inspiration on colours and prints from Regina Feoktistova‘s shoot in Harper’s Bazaar by perusing the gallery below.