The Long and Short of it

Most of you reading this know me, and those who choose to read on, will get to know me :)
If it’s on my mind it’s out of my mouth, or in this case, in my blogs! These blogs are nothing personal, just my opinions and musings on the state of our (fashion) world as seen through the eyes of a woman who has been helping other women achieve the best they can be through expressing their personal style!

With that being said, I would like to talk about something I feel very strongly about; the Capri pant! I just don’t get it, are they really short pants, or are they really long shorts? The one thing I do get, is that they flatter no one! It’s summer and I understand it is very hot, especially this summer, but you cannot tell me that the 8 inches between your ankle and calf keep you that much cooler than if you chose an ankle pant? Honestly, why would someone intentionally wear something that hit at the middle of their calf? I don’t know about you, but no matter how fabulous your legs are, the mid-calf is the thickest part of the calf and a pant ending at that point actually hides the shape of your leg making them look shorter. There is not a woman I know who has walked into my store or any other and asks, “…Might you have a pant that makes my leg look short and heavy..?”

I am sorry if I am offending any of you because that is not my intention, but if you don’t believe me, just ask the fashion guru, Tim Gunn, he is in total agreement on this one… I am not here to capri bash, I promise, I am here to offer alternatives.

If you are one of the many that love their capris in the summer, all I am asking is grab a friend, go into a boutique, a department store or a chain store, take a pair of capris, an ankle pant and a pair of shorts either right above or right below the knee, into the dressing room, try on one pair at a time, ask your friend to take a picture of each look and see for yourself! You should be able to see the difference… if you are not sure, ask for help as to what length would work for your body type!

I have done this in my store with people I know that trust me and honestly they see the difference and really appreciate the options.

Does that mean that you have to go home and throw out all your well loved capris? Of course not! Maybe just one at a time, LOL! After all Rome wasn’t built in a day, and while mentioning Italy, remember Capri is an isle, not a pant length!