Last week my family spent a glorious day at a sporting event in Toronto. The weather was beautiful and I felt like we kicked off summer in style. People everywhere were out together enjoying the new summer season.

With summer, comes summer fashion. This time of year, that fashion emerges in full force.  We collectively shed our winter skin and emerge as new creatures. Adoring and drinking in the sun as we thaw out the leftover frozen ice in our veins. Now, I love clothes. I love shopping. I am not a prude. I don’t make my children wear bathing dresses. I enjoy summer outfits and I frequently visit the sales racks of H&M and Forever 21. (Or, as I like to call it, “Wishing I was Forever 21.”) I say all that because I don’t want you to think I am an old-fashioned pioneer woman. I’m not. I likely spend more time thinking about cute clothes than I should.

However, there is one fashion trend I feel I must speak out against.


I’m not sure if this is a real word. I first heard it last summer from my friend @lisatapley. I think she created it. She explains it as “shorts that really should be underwear.” She’s very passionate about Shunderwear, I’ve heard her speak with much conviction about it, and I’d like to add my voice to the conversation and thank her for bringing this to our attention.

Women of the World…

I know the weather is warm. I know it’s been a really long winter. I know that you love to wear cute summer clothes.

But, when one looks at you and wonders, “Are those shorts, or are those underwear?” then it’s time to assess the situation.

It’s really simple.

Shorts are for public.

Underwear, isn’t.

Shorts proclaim summer has arrived.

Underwear is nobody’s business.

So get out there. Rock that great tan. Cool off your legs. Embrace summer style. You go girl!


If your shorts can fit under another pair of shorts…you are wearing Shunderwear.

Stop the madness.

Modest is hottest!