There was a time when I felt so self-conscious about my legs that I refused to wear shorts. Unfortunately, this went on for years – regardless of how sweltering it got in the summer months, they were simply not a part of my wardrobe. But, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to truly embrace my shape and to not let my insecurities allow me to be uncomfortable. Even though I’ve come around now, I will admit that shopping for shorts is still a challenge – I’ve learned that in order to find styles that flatter my pear-shape, I have to stick with a 4″ inseam or longer and I need to look for fabrics with a little give. I was so happy when I came across this embroidered pair because they are the perfect length & the special details make them ideal for dressing up (though they’d be just as cute with a gray tee & sneakers).