Would You Wear Satin Shorts?

10/27/2009 at 09:00 AM ET


From sequined blazers to embellished minidresses, shine is a major trend this season — but when we saw Ziyi Zhang’s satin shorts ensemble at Milan Fashion Week, we wondered if dressy shorts were destined to become a new holiday favorite. We want to hear your opinion! Tell us: Would you try out this look for a holiday party? Or are shorts better suited to weekend beach trips in the winter?


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Alexandra A on

I would not wear satin shorts because I do not believe in formal shorts in general. A pox on them.

anna on

not for a formal occasion (or even an office holiday party), but for a low-key holiday party with friends they could be really cute.

Alex A on

Formal shorts? Absolutely no. Never.

Laura Sensenig on

I would wear a dress or nice pants over formal shorts any day. I don’t doubt that some people could pull it off but it’s not my idea of fashionable- trendy perhaps, but I don’t envision it being a classic look that will stick around. When it comes to shorts, I’m a fan of the more traditional summertime cotton/ blue jean shorts look!

Lamis Eli on

Satin shorts would look great on a night out in summer time Chicago. I wouldn’t do a tweed top like the girl in the picture but more of a solid blazer with a lighter top underneath.

Phoenix S. on

Personally I think she looks adorable. Then again Ziyi could get away with anything short of a potato sack. Usually I would say no to formal shorts, but these are in a nice material and black and a good length. I say “You go, girl!”

Lena on

Maybe-if they were shorter. The ones that she has on look a little dowdy.

PG on

Will wear knee-length satin shorts for parties, etc. I wear short satin shorts in the gym and park running already.

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