Who Wears Short Shorts?

Forget Michelle’s arms—bare legs are in for summer. From tailored minis to soft scalloped pairs, stars are walking tall in shorts this season. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

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Leighton Meester

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester showed a more mature sartorial side at a recent CW event at Madison Square Garden. The actress sported a Jil Sander suit with shorts, which was significantly more sleek and chic than anything her on-screen, Upper East Side-dwelling persona would wear. The look paired just enough business with flesh-baring to blend in on the red carpet.

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Blake Lively

Fellow Gossip Girl (and former Vogue cover girl) Blake Lively showed just as much leg as Meester at the same NYC event. Though Lively opted to show a bit more skin with a revealing blue romper by ADAM.

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Chloe Sevigny

Big Love star Chloe Sevigny has been photographed sporting shorts to red-carpet events on numerous occasions, but her style of choice is Chloe's scalloped shorts. Sevigny wore a navy pair to the label's Los Angeles store opening just a few days prior to wearing this camel scalloped-shorts suit, also by Chloe, to a Big Love event at L.A.'s Paley Center.

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Anna Faris

Anna Faris could take the cake as having worn the least fashionable shorts. Following in Lively's foosteps with a denim romper, Faris didn't win many fans with this look; it landed her on The Fug Girls' blog, 'Go Fug Yourself.'

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Olivia Palermo

Star of The City and card-carrying Manhattan socialite Olivia Palermo debuted her black brocade shorts at a New York event honoring the launch of Brit designer Matthew Williamson's line for H&M. Paired with a simple black blouse, the shorts look epitomized Palermo's signature Upper East Side style.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress and GOOP mogul Gwyneth Paltrow sported a pair of belted, high-waisted black leather shorts back in February to the Two Lovers premiere in New York. Paltrow caught quite a bit of fashion blog flak for the look, which was head-to-toe Proenza Schouler.

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Byrdie Bell

New York social fixture and aspiring actress Byrdie Bell brought booty-short denim back at a Saks Fifth Avenue event in NYC. Bell paired her cuffed shorts with another 2009 must-have clothing item: thigh-high boots.

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Emma Roberts

Hannah McGibbon has found another Chloe scalloped-shorts fan in Nancy Drew's Emma Roberts. The actress wore the Spring 2009 style to the L.A. premiere of Hotel for Dogs earlier this year.

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Kate Bosworth

Arguably the first aboard the Chloe scalloped-short bandwagon was Kate Bosworth. The front-row fixture wore McGibbon's shorts fresh off the catwalk to a BlackBerry Bold launch party late last October.

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