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Women's Shorts & Capris

Shorts and Capris are often worn in casual situations as they're similar to pants, but often less dressy. Shorts circle the waist and then come down to some point between the top of the thighs and around the knees. Capris are pants that come down to the mid-calf and are also frequently worn in warm weather. Capri pants are also referred to as crop pants, clam diggers or pedal pushers, although these each have slightly different variations in meanings.

Shorts were initially worn by young boys as part of a school uniform, so for a long time they were thought of being an article of clothing worn by young men. During the 1930s both men and women began wearing shorts for casual and often outdoor activities, but by the end of the 20^th century shorts had become an acceptable article of clothing for more than just outdoor sports. Today women even wear shorts to the office with tights or pantyhose underneath, and shorts have recently become a popular fashion item to wear even during the winter with boots.

Capri pants were introduced in the middle of the 20^th century, and the name originates from the Italian island of Capri, where the pants rose to popularity in the 1950s and `60s. The actress Grace Kelly was among the first movie stars to wear Capri pants on the island of Capri, and the actress Mary Tyler Moore wore them frequently throughout the run of the "Dick Van Dyke Show." Both of these women helped to push Capri pants up into popularity. While they dropped in popularity throughout the `70s and `80s, Capri pants once again came into fashion in the 1990s and early `00s. Today they can be a casual option for women during warmer weather or they can be a dressy option for more formal situations as well.

Both Capri pants and shorts come in many different styles and materials, and the way in which they are made can help define whether they're meant for formal or casual situations. It's up to each individual woman to make that decision herself, and Capri pants and shorts can be a great way to show off her personality.

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Shorts and Capris are often worn in casual situations as they're similar to pants, but often less dressy. Shorts circle the waist and then come down to some point between the top of the thighs and around the knees. Capris are pants that come down to the mid-calf and are also frequently worn in warm...

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