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Would You Wear Shorts To Cocktail Hour?

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When shorts started hanging out past 7pm, I had doubts. But then celebs embraced the look by wearing them to clubs and parties, and suddenly every third woman at dinner was sporting shorts with a cami or jacket. It then dawned on me that this is an ingenious and superbly comfortable departure from your cocktail dress routine.

Here are two of our favorites - click here to see the third:

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1. The A-line shape of these See By Chloe High-Waist Shorts
($345) are flattering and the gold, metallic pattern looks great with tights or tan spring legs.

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2. These Trina Turk Camden Bow Shorts ($188) are understated, yet still dressy enough to wear to dinner.

If you're still resisting formal shorts, see some other choices in our Little Black Dress Alternatives Guide.