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I had a friends party coming up and I wanted something new to wear. I spotted these shorts straight away as I went into my local New Look store and just had to buy them. I purchased a size 8 as the shorts came up quite high and I have quite a small waist so thought that these would fit just fine. The shorts come in black and are available from a size 6-16. The shorts are mainly made from cotton but have black contrast panels down the side which are made from PVC like material. I paid £19.99 for the shorts from my New Look store; how-ever they are also available to buy online. As the shorts are called hot pants I imagined that they would cut off just under my bottom. There are 2 silver zips fastenings on the front of the shorts, one each side. These simply unzip to enable you to climb into the shorts. There is also a small clear button on the onside of the shorts for better fit. I tried on the size 8 pair of shorts and these were a little tight, so I decided to go back and get the size 10. The shorts fit me perfectly. The shorts were actually a very nice fit and weren't too short after all. The material of the shorts wasn't too figure hugging; how-ever the shorts do cling to your bottom to give it some shape. The shorts weren't tight around my legs which was great and the shorts weren't tight round the waist either and felt comfortable. I decided to wear these shorts to my friend's party along with a casual printed vest and some black tights and heels. The outfit looked great together and I didn't feel as though I was showing too much because I had the tights on underneath. I was expecting the shorts to be a little tighter because I was wearing tights, how-ever this wasn't the case and they still felt comfortable. I wore the shorts for at least 4-5 hours and they were very comfortable and moved with my body. The shorts cut off a few centimetres underneath my bottom so they weren't as short as I thought they were. I definitely didn't want my bum cheeks showing that's for sure.
The shorts can be machine washed at 40, but must be washed inside out. The shorts must be left to dry naturally and cannot be tumble dried. The shorts can be ironed due to the PVC like material on the shorts. I have washed the shorts once with similar colours, inside out on a cool wash. The shorts came out looking as good as new and the colour hadn't faded. I left the shorts to dry naturally and they didn't look creased so wouldn't have needed ironing anyway.
These are a great pair of shorts for a night out on the town. I wouldn't wear these during the day as I personally think they are too dressed up and I think denim shorts looks better for casual wear during the day. If you are not comfortable wearing shorts I wouldn't recommend these to others as they do fit rather tightly round your bottom and may be a little too short for your liking.
76% Cotton, 22% Polyester, 2% Elastane
(review also on ciao)