8 Chic Ways to Wear Shorts

No, we're not talking about denim cutoffs or the kind you sport for a run. These dressed-up styles, as seen on Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and more stars, look great for a night out

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Updated: Tuesday Apr 16, 2013 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Zoë Ruderman

RIHANNA

It takes a bold woman to wear white pleated, dotted shorts (hers are A.L.C.), and it takes an even bolder one to wear them with sneakers instead of heels. But Rihanna makes the combo look effortlessly cool and inspires us to try it out (after we apply a truckload of self-tanner).