I don't wear shorts in the hot weather, I always wear long pants and jeans all summer long. I'm not overweight and have nice legs, I just don't want to show them, because I will feel kind of naked and like in my underwear. My friends are always like OMG It's so hot out, Y R You wearing pants. All of my girlfriend wear short shorts everyday all summer long. Even my Mother wears short shorts all summer long too. She is always
nagging me to start wearing shorts. Last summer I started to feel kinda of weird because I'm just about the only female
wearing pants in the summer. Soon it will start getting hot out again.
Jarett. Ya that's what other people are saying too, that I must have something wrong with my legs I'm hiding, but I have nothing wrong my legs, I have nice legs. I don't understand why my friends & mom like wearing short shorts?
But maybe you have a nasty little hangup about short shorts? "Like in my underwear" so instead, how about longer shorts, board shorts, so on? Or skirts? (skirts are even worse for you, right?)
Your refusal to wear cooler clothing in hot weather is coming from somewhere inside you.
You say you have nice legs, but you also say you "don't want to show them" so something is up there. Maybe you just don't like to expose yourself at all? Again, that's your prerogative, but it might be a sign that your insecure or stressed out about something in your self image.
You say "I will feel kind of naked" when in fact you are NOT naked in shorts, so I'm thinking you have a mental hangup about your body somewhere in your little pysche. There's more to it than "I just don't wear shorts" because only YOU know the answer to "Why not?"
Another clue: "I don't understand why my friends & mom like wearing short shorts." See? It goes far beyond you thinking shorts are fine but not for you. You think there's something wrong with OTHER people wearing shorts as well. So you got a hang up, Jen. Maybe even beyond being "Shy" as your name suggests because regardless of your legs, you should NOT care what your friends like to wear. Right?
So something to think about. But wear what you want while thinking.
Shorts may give a guy something nice to look at, but to be honest, the fact that you choose to cover up makes it easier to respect you. I would find it perfectly normal for a girl to not ever wear shorts no matter how hot it got, because I'm the same way. Although with me its more because of a medical reason. I'm extremely sensitive to sunlight =/
Well I remember in my junior year of high school wearing long sleeved shirts everyday during the summer because I had a few small moles on them, and I was self conscious about it. So I would wear light, but long sleeved shirts during the summer.
But people wear shorts because it's more comfortable. Why would you want to be more hot then you have to be. But be honest, are you trying to hide your legs? Obviously you don't have to wear shorts if you don't want. But there is a reason you're making yourself more uncomfortable then you have to be.
Are you sure you don't have a self esteem issue about your legs? If a girl always wore pants, I would assume she has legs that she doesn't like, or a birthmark, or something that she's hiding. There are really cute girl shorts that you can wear, that aren't underwear-ish. But I would definitely think that there are self esteem issues if I knew a girl that always wore pants.
I'm not a huge fan of shorts myself. I don't have anything to hide I just think they look funny on me. BUT in the end, if I'm burning up I will wear them! I have several pairs I got from J. Crew. They're really classy/preppy looking, but are still "trendy" and not so short like a lot of the ones I see at American Eagle and places like that. I think if you find the right style you'll get to love them.