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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.

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Maybe you still feel the love for the short shorts of your youth. In that case, go for it! "The shorter the better for spring. From teenagers to sexy moms, girls are loving their shorts super -short and fitted," says celebrity stylist Jason Campbell. Try pairing with easy flip-flops and ballet flats. The trend for shorts and high heels is holding strong, too -- it's a great day and nighttime look. Creams, whites and blush tones are turning up in both night and day looks, but the safe way to go is dark for night (embellished with a bit of shine in some cases) and lighter, more casual colors for day. Cool styles are cropping up from brands such as Franklin and Gower, which are selling short shorts with customizable tuxedo stripes. (Cheap Monday Denim Short Shorts, $55, ShopBop.com)

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