Who wears short shorts
We wear short shorts, they’re such short shorts
We like short shorts
Who wears short shorts, we wear short shorts
-The Royal Teens
There’s been a lot of discussion at our house about wearing “short shorts” both at school and for soccer. Of course everyone had their own rules and comfort level with their kids, but short shorts really aren’t something I worry about too much. Fortunately, with all the soccer my girls play there isn’t much “hanging out” of their shorts…if you know what I mean.
One thing they both have definite opinions about is the length and cut of their soccer shorts. BSG wanted to start a social media protest when her new uniform shorts (size YL- with a 6.5″ inseam) hung down to her knees and looked like basketball shorts. We were told last year that Nike is stopping making girls soccer shorts in youth sizes. BSG is about 110 pounds and 5’3 in this picture and wearing a youth large. Not attractive.
Even rolling them up didn’t help… I can’t even post that picture. Ha-Ha. Ordering a women’s small somewhat solved the issue, but although they are much shorter (4″ inseam) there is a lot of fabric going on. (Something funny- my BSG’s coach had them go watch a U16 game and when I asked what she learned she told me, “I learned that I can roll my shorts up even more!” Ha-Ha)
Aside from my BSG’s troubles I’ve noticed soccer girl shorts getting shorter and shorter. Of course girls are rolling their shorts up to make them shorter, but some soccer shorts are now looking more like running shorts. I’ve seen them out and about and on some girls they look great, but others look like they are wearing volleyball shorts. Maybe it’s just the size they chose to order…
So it looks like Nike is just stopping traditional soccer shorts in girls sizes, because these new Nike Tempo soccer shorts (with a 3.5″ inseam) DO come in girls sizes as well as women’s. (Sorry boys I didn’t see a men’s version…yet. You can stick with the new skin tight jerseys like they are wearing in EPL) They look very similar the Nike running shorts so I’m sure my girls would love them. I thought maybe some teams had decided to wear running shorts instead of soccer shorts, but these are definitely marketed as soccer shorts. I wonder if this is why they aren’t making other types of soccer shorts in girls sizes?
The women’s national team wears longer shorts…but I wonder if they would roll them up if they could!
Here’s LSG in her rolled up shorts- she hates having any extra fabric around her legs. Always has. Most likely always will.
What do you think about short shorts? Do you let your daughter roll her shorts? Does your team have long or short shorts? How short should girls’ soccer shorts be?? Inquiring minds want to know!
Just for fun, sing along…