Shorts are always nice. Just remember that while you're wishing you could be darker, there are people wishing they could be lighter. Just be satisfied with the skin you're in and know that there are a lot of guys that love pale skin and think they're hella sexy.
okay first of all embrace your skin colour. I work at a summer camp for kids and one of them looked at my leg and goes are you that white or is that sunscreen. I am really pale and I love being pale. Why in hell would you want to tan and increase your chances of skin cancer. That is so stupid. You are white, learn to love being white.
Pale legs and shorts is fine. But if you are insecure to the point you feel uncomfortable use gradual tanning lotion.
Basically gradual tanners are body lotions that moisturise and add a light bronze tint to the skin which you can build up over the week or as often as you see fit depending on the deepness of tan you require.
Hi Bluebirds I am hearing you! when I was your age, funny... . I used to do the same as you and end up burnt too.. red as red then peel... not nice... but the trick with shorts if you are so pale is to wear a colour that suits your skin tone... depends if you are summer, autumn, winter or spring colour and go for those colours... they compliment your skin tone.. as for black shorts.. I think that's a little heavy for pale legs but depends on the other colours that you wear for a top, runners and socks... and if you wear the shorts and go for a half hour walk or jog in the sun most days.. you'll find after a while you will get a slight tan without the redness... so yeah... put on ya shorts girl! :))
Look on the bright side I am also pale so during the medieval times we would have a high paying job were we don't really do anything and all the tan people would be our peasants so yes rock those shorts and don't let your pale body stop you!
Look at kylie jenner her skin is as pale as snow and she looks amazing as ever. (Im a big fan) or if you want you can get a spray tan. I think in walmart they're are some type of sun screen that can make you get a spray tan or its the spray tan itself you have to check its in the area where all of the sunscreen stuff at.