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6 Sexy summer alternatives to Mom shorts

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

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Summer presents a host of potential wardrobe malfunctions. For many of us, that includes shorts that, um, don't flatter. Yes, we're talking "mom shorts." Here's what to wear instead.

Hot mamaLadies in skirts

Skirts this season offer the most freedom of casual wear. Look for skirts in abstract florals, chambray denims, minimized tie-dyes, horizontal stripes or even animal skin prints, Libfraind suggests. A simple t-shirt with ruffles, layered bands, sequences or metallics keeps you looking current and never boring. Layer with long necklaces, chunky chains, clear beads or spherical bracelets to add a touch of personality. (DG2 "Vintage" Floral Tiered Denim Skirt, $49.99,

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