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Ohana626
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Hey everyone,
I hope this is in the right section, but if not please let me know!

I'm a cis female and am generally comfortable in "female" clothing, aka the clothes in the "junior" or "misses" department of clothing stores. I think girls clothes are cute and I enjoy wearing them.

Summertime, however, is a different story. I have large thighs and I don't like it when my shorts ride up between my legs, but I don't really like the bermuda shorts they make for girls either. They're too tight. I generally spend my summer in cotton ("sweat") shorts (and I'm sad to say my only pair of jean shorts I actually liked ripped at the end of this past summer. RIP my favorite shorts!)

The end point of this is that I'd like to try wearing "guy" shorts, the ones that aren't skin tight and that go to the knees. They look so comfortable. The issue here is that I don't want to wear guy shirts, because like I said before I generally like girls clothing, especially tops. So my question is: is there any way to coordinate female tops with guy shorts? Or do guy shorts look silly unless paired with the guy/unisex t-shirts?

Thanks! (:

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cagedbird123
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Not at all! I wear men's/boy's cargo shorts all summer long! They don't look bad with female tops. Mine look best with a tight fitting t-shirt. Just go to your local Walmart boy's section in summer and there should be lots of different shorts to choose from. Mix and mach them with any female appearel you find in the store and see if they work for you before you buy them.
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Heather
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Personally, "men's" cargo shorts and tank tops have been one of my summer uniforms for years.

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moonlight bouncing off water
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I find the major difference between "men's" cargo shorts and "women's" is that the men's fit better, are constructed better and actually have POCKETS so you only have to carry a purse or a bag if you want to. I find that the styles and patterns are about as similar as different pairs of shorts marketed to women.

I don't know about your body type, but for my body type "guy's" cargo shorts fit better.

I used to be really afraid of shopping in the "men's" section of the store, but now I pick up clothes and only notice what gender they are geared towards when I have to figure out what size to try on. I hope that you find trying guy's cargo shorts similarly liberating.

EDIT: totally optional question purely based on interest: is it summer where you are? I've always thought it neat that some countries have summer while I have winter.

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Heather
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I, too, find women's cargo shorts to typically be total crap. There's usually little in the way of pockets, the material is usually hella thin, and the legs aren't as nice and roomy.

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