Who wears short shorts? We wore short shorts! 2



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It may have been years since you wore them but honestly, who could forget hot pants? These tiny shorts came to popularity as early as the 1950s when the weather was hot.

The shortest shorts were appropriately called ‘short shorts’ and were about 6 inches about the knee with a high waist. Australian women took them from the beach to the streets.

All 1950s shorts were made of cotton and synthetic “wrinkle free” fabrics in bright colours, but it wasn’t until the success of Dukes of Hazzard in the 70s that denim became popular.

Through the 60s, hot pants, along with mini skirts, were launched by British fashion designer Mary Quant and carried into the 70s. Some air hostesses even wore them!

And short shorts were just for women, men also enjoyed the luxury of wearing little to no fabric, though the results weren’t as appealing to some.

Let’s take a look back at this moment and time – share your memories today!

These cheeky shorts were all the rage, and still are!

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Striped shorts

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Vintage patterns are still pretty

A photo posted by Duet Vintage (@duetvintage) on

Men’s shorts were very brave…

These little white shorts were part of a nice outfit



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  1. I wore hot pants until my Husband really got annoyed so for the sake of peace and quiet I reluctantly gave them away !

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    • I wore hot pants that were laced up on the sides. I bought a floral pair then took a pattern from them and made many others including a denim and lace pair that were laced up with very thin leather. I also made a pop art navy and white pair that were recycled from a sixtys shift dress. I loved my hot pants and my then husband loved them too. I was also Mum to three young sons and a size eight.

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