Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Ginger Fox handy hints: bike shorts beauties

It has been a very trying week for me this week and I worry that perhaps all the bad luck from my many broken market stall mirrors has finally converged to create a swirling vortex of unlikely and highly irritating situations, The Perfect Storm. One of these eddy currents of misery was the crashing of my much relied upon laptop. As many of you will know, there are no words to describe the sheer frustration as you frantically try to power up to no avail. I will elaborate more on this situation tomorrow ( I have pretty pictures to try and sum up my experience) when the hard drive has been replaced.

In the meantime I thought i would try out a style tip blog post. I have noticed recently a number of fine young lassies sporting floral bike shorts. The bike short does appear to be the next logical progression in the form fitting, legging trend as highly patterned leggings become more and more common.

Perth girl Shi from Buffalo Parade knows how to wear a pair of tights!

Now the wearing of bike shorts is not for the faint of heart. You only have to look at the 6am Lycra clad bike nuts cycling madly round our street to know that it is perhaps not always the most flattering look. So here are my tips for making the bike short work for you;
Hands down the most important point, wear a long top that covers your bum

Kelly from Lions, tigers & fashion OH MY!

Bike shorts, leggings, tights and, god forbid, stockings should never be confused with pants. They are one layer of thin stretchy material that show every curve, crease and crack of your derriere no matter how fine a specimen it may be. The general public does not need to see this much anyone so just cover it up slightly. It only takes an oversized tee just to cover up to the top of your thighs. Less is definitely more in this case ladies.

Avoid fluoro bike shorts, the fluoro fad is well and truly dead, stick it in its coffin, nail it down and bury it. However, if your going to wear the bike short as a statement piece go for a colourful fun print or standout material like lace. Skip your plain black and go for something that will leave an impression.

Krystal from This time tomorrow

Dress them up! Your going to look like you belong in a trailer park if your teaming them with thongs and an everyday tee. Get out your heels, festooned gladiators (studs, straps and buckles)or ankle boots, throw on some long pendants and your all set.
Lastly, if your not confident to wear them by themselves, try them under a pair of denim cutoffs.

Frida from Searching Gold


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