Female Short Pants

these gals look like they’re having a good time, hanging out in their female short pants – which is the only description life magazine could give me for this set of photos. date unknown… mid-fifties i’m guessing?

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16 Responses to Female Short Pants

  1. Den Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    wow that girl’s waist is TINY

  2. Monique Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Typically I’m not a fan of shorts but these are so flattering!

  3. María Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I love those pics! they’re amazing

  4. Siubhan Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I really like this – a small town full of women in high-waist shorts. They look fantastic (waists!) – but quite awkward to wear, I’d say – and if it is mid 50s I can’t imagine what the shiny harlequiny ones are made of!

    • Miss Moss Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:47 am #

      i could be way off the mark about the date… i threw mid-fifties out their based solely on the cars and the audrey hepburn-esque sunglasses & shorts (which she did wear around that time). could be late fifties…?

      and yes, their waists!!

  5. Joy Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    This is why I love Life magazine so much argh!

  6. laura Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    My mom use to wear these type of short and I can just fit in to them! Use to wear them in high school when i was skinner! Loved them!

  7. Caitlin Rose Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    These birds are hot!

  8. tom tuttle from tacoma Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    my nose is bleeding

  9. andrea Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    i love how curvy they are!

  10. katherine Wednesday 25 May, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    I would love to step out in these. damn.

    maybe I’ll just wear some around the house first.

  11. Michal♥Josh Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    ok, this is HOT. looks more like an editorial/commercial than a real-life documentary, but hey, maybe that’s how the fifties rolled.

  12. The Pessimiss Saturday 28 May, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    It always amazes me how much our body shapes have evolved through the decades – it seems to me we are growing longer & less pronounced as the years go by. Breasts used to be jacked up like little rockets, waists were minute, thighs were full, and ankles were toothpicks. A compelling arrangement of extremes.

    xxx

  13. Tom Connolly Wednesday 23 October, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    GOOGIE’S COFFEE SHOP was located at Fifth and Olive in Los Angeles, California. The building is now gone (as always seem to be the case) but a quick google search of Googies Los Angeles will bring up some neat photographs.

  14. Tom Connolly Wednesday 23 October, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Also, based on the fact that none of the cars in the background of the photographs have tail-fins, this would date the photo at 1956 or prior.

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