04/24/2012 08:52 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Shorts At Work Are No Longer A No-No (PHOTOS)

Actress Amanda Seyfried recently stunned at a movie premiere in an electric blue short suit from H&M. Of course, it's always a surprise to see high-street fashion on the red carpet, but even more interesting was the choice of shorts rather than the preferred menswear-inspired pantsuit.

Here at Stylelist we love a suit. It's such an interesting choice (ooh, Bianca Jagger!), totally opposite to the usual starlet garb, like the cocktail dress or the pretty-but-kinda-boring mermaid gown. The addition of shorts rather than pants is a modern take on the look, and perfect for the warmer days of spring.

If you're going to try this trend it's important to keep a few things in mind: the length of shorts (especially if you want to wear them to work), the proportion of the jacket to the shorts, the color palette, and of course, what to wear under the jacket.

Not to worry, we've done the work for you. Here, find five tips on how to wear a short suit, as well as 25 celebrities donning the trend for inspiration.

In related news, want to bare your legs for less? Then check out these Spring shorts, all on sale.

Celebs in Short Suits

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