Fashion Soft Shorts By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 2, 2009 @ 03:47PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Soft Shorts 01 of 06 How to Wear It MCV Photo An alternative to the full mini, these shorts are meant for going places where flat khakis or hot pants never go, like a cocktail party or a dinner date. The soft pleating rejects voluminous peasant tops for tailored or belted jackets and tucked-in shirts. Step out in smart open sandals or heels. After all, you're going places. Photos: left, Chloe; right, Tommy Hilfiger 02 of 06 Diane von Furstenberg Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk shorts, Diane von Furstenberg, $245; Call 646-486-4800. 03 of 06 Madison Marcus Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk shorts, Madison Marcus, $218; Call 212-840-5041. 04 of 06 Larok Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Cotton-elastane shorts, Theory, $198; visit winknyc.com for stores. 05 of 06 Edie France Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Polyester-cotton shorts, Edie France, $140; Call 718-627-0100. 06 of 06 Express Kevin Sweeney/Time Inc. Digital Studio Silk shorts, Express, $30; buy online now at express.com for stores.