Screenshot of Ruth Crilly try on video with short shorts
Trying on short shorts with Ruth Crilly

In this video I try on some shorts and they are very… short. Don’t hold me to this but I think I’ve come up with a solution for those of you who don’t use Instagram but want to see the content I post on there. I’m experimenting with uploading the videos to YouTube as well as IGTV so that I can then embed them into the blog. So you should see a video screen below, with any luck, and you should be able to click and watch me making a berk of myself trying on too-short shorts.

Don’t say I never give you anything.

If this works (and why wouldn’t it?) then there will be a pleasant, permanent place for all of the content I make with the added benefit that it is Google-able. (Googlable?) It’s quite challenging keeping up with the ever-changing social media landscape and I feel safest when all of my stuff is anchored to this blog, my internet home and virtual mothership.

So let me know if this is handy for you – it should definitely please those old-skoolers who still watch YouTube but hate Instagram. And apparently most YouTube users now watch on their phones, so the vertical video should be popular too… I’ll still be uploading normal, horizontal YouTube content and so this IGTV stuff is basically a bonus for those who want it.

Anyway, onwards and upwards with the short-shorts – honestly, I don’t know how anyone functions in shorts this brief. How do they lean to get into a car? What happens if they have to tie up a shoelace? The gussets on said shorts are so small that you’re more or less walking around in a ticking time-bomb, in terms of accidentally flashing your fanjita. I’m all for a bit of body con in the summer if you fancy it but surely there’s a fine line between accentuating your best parts and, er, indecently exposing them…

Here are some short shorts you could try:

H&M Denim shorts – on sale £10

H&M High Waist Shorts – £12.99

Check out my Trying on Me+Em Clothing video.

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  1. July 28, 2021 / 9:35 pm

    Yes same. I try not be on it all the time and it never shows me the stuff I want to see at all! x

  2. July 23, 2021 / 11:28 pm

    Hello Ruth. Great idea to keep your content anchored here. I’m probably not the youngest in the room, but I do enjoy watching video content across most social media platforms. One surprising one is TikTok. While you can scroll mindlessly for hours watching funny dog videos and the like, I tend to like it better than Youtube for specific searches, whether it’s home improvement, cooking, or workout tips. The videos tend to be more to the point. Just my two cents. Love your site!

  3. July 23, 2021 / 9:39 pm

    As I get older, my shorts seem to grow a centimeter every year!

    Danielle |

  4. July 23, 2021 / 5:07 pm

    I never really got into IGTV or instagram Reels, someohow I go there for pictures and to YouTube for videos, so this is great.

  5. Sarah
    July 23, 2021 / 7:15 am

    Thank you for cheering up my morning!! I have just returned to wearing shorts, after years of avoiding them due to them never just being right. There is a trend at the moment for shorts to be shorter at the back AND to be shredded round the rear as well!!!! Might as well just go out in a thong and save a few quid. Anyway, thank you (and yes, I also pull that face every time I put my shorts on. Especially in this weather!)

    • July 28, 2021 / 9:35 pm

      Haha, yes – I probably would have loved that trend twenty five years ago! : )

  6. Martha
    July 22, 2021 / 10:45 am

    I’m one of those old school Youtube users not watching igtv but still watching on my phone, so this is perfect. Thank you!

  7. Miss Kitty
    July 22, 2021 / 2:25 am

    THANK YOU for thinking of those of us who don’t use Instagram. I don’t know why I don’t really, I’m not old (unless you count 35 as old), but I just prefer to stay away from most forms of social media. I only watch YouTube videos when blogs I follow post an update. So many bloggers now seem to post videos only on Instagram and I do feel like I’m missing out a bit. So thank you again!

    • July 22, 2021 / 11:05 am

      So many people are running a mile from social media these days! I’m going to try and keep the blog up to date, it is my first love after all!

  8. Jayne
    July 21, 2021 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Ruth

    This made me giggle so much which I haven’t done for a while, so thank you! I think at my age, my short short days are well and truly over (not sure they ever began) so I definitely won’t be flashing my fanjita anytime soon…

    You of course, could get away with those short shorts but I know what you mean, you have to be able to move freely! I loved the floral blouse you were wearing at the end, was that H&M?

    Hope you finally find the right pair of shorts for you!


    • July 22, 2021 / 11:06 am

      Oh the floral blouse is old, I think it was from Net-a-Porter so defo not high street, I love it. it’s so soft and worn-out!

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