Who Wears Short Shorts?

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dem Daisy Dukes

Hot pants, mini shorts, daisy dukes? Whatever you call them, it can be a great way to Show Some Leg without having to worry about a Panty Shot. This is mostly a female trope, but there have been a few males to slip in. This trope became popular in real life around the mid-1950s, and even though it has never been at the height of fashion it's never really gone away either.

For added sexiness, combine with Zettai Ryouiki, She's Got Legs. If you don't want anyone seeing your legs, just add tights.

Examples of Who Wears Short Shorts? include:


Anime and Manga

Comic Books

Fan Works


  • Alice in the first Resident Evil film, though the shorts are partly concealed by the red dress she's wearing.
  • Trillian the first time we see her in the main story, in The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy.
  • Kristofferson in Fantastic Mr. Fox wears short-shorts. Though it is most certainly not for sex appeal. At least we assume.
  • Worn by Candice during her fatal gymnastics practice session in Final Destination 5. Justified as most other gymnasts were wearing this as well during the same scene, including the gymnast that got Candice killed accidentally by sheer carelessness.
  • The title character of Tamara Drewe. As a disapproving older woman notes, "She poured herself into those shorts. She'll give herself thrush."
  • Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Live Action TV



California girls, we're unforgettable
Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top



Video Games

Web Original

  • Homestar Runner's "creepy pants" are a pair of hot pink/purple shorts of the 'Daisy Duke' variety (an American form of shorts made by cutting the legs of snug jeans, sometimes so much so that the white pocket liners can be seen). It is later revealed that he was out of his mind on Strong Sad's anti-depressants at the time.
  • Part of Taylor-Ruth of Hanging Rock Comics fame's iconic outfit.

Western Animation


Brian: It looks like a walrus flossing!

    • In The Movie Joe's wife dies and he gets her legs. Leading him to proclaim "Who wears short shorts? I wear short shorts!"
  • On Total Drama Island, Heather, Katie, and Sadie all wear very short shorts
  • Sym-Bionic Titan's Ilana wears these on occasion as part of her Unlimited Wardrobe.
  • Lola Bunny wears a pair of short gym shorts as part of her original Memetic Outfit.
  • On Mission Hill, Jim returns from Japan with the latest thing there, brightly colored short shorts with Hello Kitty style decorations. Andy thinks they're ridiculous, but is soon the butt of scorn from the hip crowd because he isn't wearing them. When he finally comes around, he finds they're no longer hip, as they've gone mainstream and worn by the middle-aged.