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Hot pants, mini shorts or 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 trope became popular in Real Life around the mid-1950s, and even more so during The '70s with the introduction of hot pants, and even though it has never been at the height of fashion, it's never really gone away, either. Though it's mostly a female trope, we're seeing more and more male characters slipping in, after major aversion or even inversion from most of The '90s through most of The New '10s.

For added sexiness, combine with Zettai Ryouiki and/or She's Got Legs. If you don't want to be too revealing, just add tights.

Not to be confused with "she wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts".



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  • Nair depilatory famously used the song (see Music below) as part of an ad campaign that ran from the late 1970s well into the 1980s.
  • Masculine example Played for Laughs: the L&P ''Stubbies'' advert shown in New Zealand. Also pokes fun at the The '70s.
    • Stubbies are a brand of men's shorts popular in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s, and was a common part of schoolboys' uniforms.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Both Shiro and Anri from Adekan occasionally do this. As in, daisy duke shorts on a dude. Anri usually wears long pants, but the legs of them appear to be detachable which make them kind of creepy chaps-shorts.
  • Alois Trancy from the second season of the Black Butler anime frequently wears these, to the point that his "Booty Shorts" have pretty much reached memetic status.
  • Revy from Black Lagoon. Permanently unbuttoned.
  • Mizuho Asano from Bleach is commonly seen in hot pink short-shorts.
  • Kanzaki Kaori of A Certain Magical Index is an unusual example: she wears a pair of jeans... with one leg cut off. Goes really well with her tied-up white T-shirt..
  • Kallen from Code Geass.
  • Faye Valentine's trademark yellow outfit in Cowboy Bebop probably counts.
  • Battle Lovers Scarlet and Vesta of Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, who are guys. To indicate how short they are, Scarlet's ones narrowly miss mid-thigh and he's the shortest of the five Battle Lovers.
  • Deadline Summoner has Mamoru Onodera's Werewolf who favours this, alongside a leather jacket, skimpy top, and a collar, with plenty of spikes to go around.
  • Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Like in previous installments, Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to almost every female character in the franchise. The only other girl who wears shorts is Ruruka Andou. However, unlike Andou, Asahina actually wears a uniform...which she combines with shorts. Yes, she combines a suit with shorts, tights and sneakers. Initially, anyway. She later falls into the Short Tank category not long after the beginning of the series.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Several outfits of Bulma have this. The first time is when, dealing with Oolong in Aru Village, Bulma is seen with a pair of brown short shorts. In the Red Ribbon arc, Bulma wore a red shirt that leaves her shoulders exposed and orange shorts. At the begin of Dragon Ball Z she wears white shorts.
    • Launch wears yellow shorts in the first appearance.
    • Videl wears tight spandex shorts.
  • Lucy and Lisanna from Fairy Tail both like this type of clothing. It almost seems like they take turns in wearing them - Lisanna usually wears shorts when Lucy is wearing a skirt, and Lucy usually wears shorts in the arcs that Lisanna doesn't take part in.
  • Envy of Fullmetal Alchemist. Hard to place as a male or female example.
  • Part of Haruhi Suzumiya's Unlimited Wardrobe. She wears cuffed jean shorts when the story wants to remind you she's the Tomboy to Mikuru's Girly Girl.
  • The twelve-year-old boy Gon from Hunter × Hunter wears a pair of bright green short shorts as part of his Limited Wardrobe—a fact not discussed in the show/manga but notorious in the fandom. Killua wears them a lot, too.
    • Even shorter are Cheetu's inexplicable short shorts.
  • The one-legged jeans are also part of Kisara Nanjou's style of choice in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
  • Heero Yuy from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Being designed after a female model, it doesn't do much for his already diminishing masculinity. He switches to white full-length pants for the OAV sequel, however.
  • In Monster Musume, since Papi's talons makes her unable to wear pants, she usually sports shorts.
  • When Takeo of My Love Story!! needs money, he works part-time at a cafe called Machos, where the waiters are big, muscular men in tank tops and short pants.
  • Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion wears these when at home.
  • Hajime of New Game! wears short pants nearly exclusively.
  • By the series Standards, Hana-chan from Ojamajo Doremi wears these. With cute little hearts on each side.
  • Ururu in Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo tends to wear short shorts, as opposed to dresses like her friends.
  • One Piece:
    • Nami in the 10th movie, One Piece Film: Strong World, as well as in the Dressrosa Arc, wears super-short jean shorts.
    • Jewelry Bonney is fond of wearing short shorts too.
    • During a web contest for jeans with One Piece characters, Rebecca was the only female with shorts.
  • Osomatsu-san: Karamatsu is a Rare Male Example; one of his outfits is a tank top with a pair of short jean shorts that really emphasize his legs.
  • Pokémon: Misty's best-known outfit includes very short jean-shorts. And in later generations, yellow shorts of the same length. Hell, if she's not wearing either outfit in any episode, chances are her regular outfit in said episode will incorporate this, too, as seen in "Luvdisc Is a Many Splendored Thing", in which she pairs a yellow top with darker blue shorts.
  • Some of the Cures have worn this from time to time in the Pretty Cure franchise. For example:
    • Both Nozomi and Rin, from Yes! Pretty Cure 5, have worn this for the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, with Nozomi wearing jean shorts on two cards on which she's featured.
    • Love Momozono's casualwear in Fresh Pretty Cure! incorporates a pink jacket and denim shorts.
    • Worn by Nao Midorikawa in Smile Pretty Cure! with one of her casual outfits.
    • One of Iona's outfits in HappinessCharge Pretty Cure! incorporates this, as do the costumes that come with the Roller Blade and Ninja PreCards.
    • Kirara Amanogawa wears this on her days off in Go! Princess Pretty Cure.
    • Mirai Asahina in Maho Girls PreCure wears a pair similar in design to Rosa's as part of her regular casual outfit, and Mofurun in The Movie sports pumpkin pants in her Cure form.
  • Sakura Kyouko from Puella Magi Madoka Magica wears cut-off jean shorts as part of her civilian outfit.
  • Akasha Bloodriver from Rosario + Vampire is shown to wear this under her gown when she removes the latter right before her sacrificial attempt to go Medieval on Alucard's ass. Of Corsets Sexy also comes into play.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Usagi Tsukino wears this with several of her outfits. Rei Hino has also worn this from time to time.
    • Also the Amazoness Quartet's final disguise in Super S.
    • The Starlights probably count as well.
  • Ai Astin from Sunday Without God wears short shorts as part of her regular gravekeeper outfit.
  • From Sword Art Online, Sinon's Gun Gale Online outfit could qualify as short shorts, although it was overlaid by green covers.
  • Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Mew Zakuro from Tokyo Mew Mew.
  • Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul wears them in the first manga. In the sequel, :re, she wears pants instead to show her more mature nature.
  • Yeon from Tower of God. Paired with bare shoulders. She's wearing pantyhose underneath.
  • In Vividred Operation, not only are the girls commonly seen wearing bloomers, but short shorts are part of the school uniform.
  • Female characters from the Western manhwa Western Shotgun (웨스턴 샷건; known in English as Blazin' Barrels) aren't shy to show their cleavages and legs. The two characters who wear short shorts most often are Sheryl Crow (셰릴 크로우) and Amita Crusoe (아미타 크루소).
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner occasionally wore short shorts as part of her outfits, when she wasn't wearing a mini skirt.
    • Let's not forget Shizuka/Serenity during Season 3 and the second half of Season 2.
    • Mai Kujaku/Valentine from the same show normally wears a purple skirt with a white corset, but wore purple short-shorts and a black corset when she was temporarily Brainwashed by Dartz during the events of Season 4.

    Comic Books 
  • During a period of time in Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) where the main characters were forced to go to school, Bunnie Rabbot wore some of these.
  • Black Canary: During the DC YOU ongoing, it became common for Dinah to wear short-shorts and would frequently fight in them. After DC Rebirth, this became her default look, alongside a corset top and her usual jacket/fishnets, in order to maintain her classic aesthetic with a Burnside-like improvisation.
  • DC Comics' Dolphin
  • Ninjette from Empowered habitually wears a pair apparently held together at the sides by shuriken and with her nom de guerre printed across the seat.
  • Red Robin villain the Wanderer pairs incredibly short shorts with the rest of her revealing outfit. She kills via skin contact and appears to have an impressive healing factor so her outfit at least makes some semblance of sense.
  • Robins Dick Grayson and Jason Todd in the classic costume are a pair of rare male examples. Robin III Tim Drake opted for armored pants, as did those following him. In modern flashbacks Dick and Jason are given pants or tights as well.
  • Robyn Hood suffers from progressive Clothing Damage over the course of The Hunt mini-series. By the time she reaches the final showdown, her tights have been reduced to an extremely abbreviated pair of shorts.
  • Ramona Flowers, love interest of Scott Pilgrim, frequently wears short shorts, often with brightly colored tights underneath.
  • Superboy (1994) supporting character Roxy Leech often wears short denim shorts.
  • Supergirl: The '70s' Supergirl costume included red hot pants. It is one of her most well-remembered costumes.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942): During the decades long transitional period between wearing flowing culottes and wearing swimsuit style briefs Wonder Woman's running shorts spent quite a while being quite short near the end of the period in which she was clearly wearing shorts.
    • Bobby Strong, one of the Holliday Girls, wears high waisted hot pants.
  • Young Avengers has Miss America Chavez, who almost always wears tiny shorts as part of her various Civvie Spandex ensembles.
  • One difference between Zodiac Starforce and most Magical Girl series is that the girls wear shorts instead of skirts.

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    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. They're skin-tight.
    Austin: Those are skin-tight. How do you get into those pants, baby?
    Felicity: You can start by buying me a drink.
  • Pepper Potts in The Avengers (2012), as well as being barefoot. Since she usually wears business suits and high heels, this shows how relaxed she's become around Tony since their relationship started.
  • Part of Nikki's wardrobe in The Bling Ring. Most infamously worn during the pole dancing sequence.
  • Several women in The Broadway Melody are shown wearing this backstage, making this Older Than They Think.
  • In The Burning, Michelle and most of the senior female campers get around in very short shorts.
  • Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, wears a very short pair of these while frolicking in the Italy countryside in Call Me by Your Name.
  • The Fabricants in Cloud Atlas, specifically for fanservice since they're waitresses.
  • When he's not on duty, Agent Kruger does in Elysium. According to some of the BTS material, the idea of him wearing these came from his actor Sharlto Copley.
  • In Even Lambs Have Teeth, Sloane and Katie escape from their abductors wearing what they had been forced to wear, which is tank tops and very short shorts. These are the outfits they wear throughout their Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • 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.
  • Half of the scenes featuring Steve Christy in the original Friday the 13th (1980) has him wearing shorts shorts, an ascot and not much else.
  • The Great Outdoors features a female character wearing these in a bar, where she gets goosed with a pool cue wielded by one of the main male characters and, of course, romance ensues. Making the scene more remarkable is the woman is played by Lucy Deakins, best known for chase tween roles in films like The Boy Who Could Fly, leading to some Fanservice.
  • Headless Horseman has Candy, who enters the picture by stepping out of a tow truck wearing extremely short Daisy Dukes and a halter top.
  • Subverted rather hilariously in The Heat, when Mullins tries to cut Ashburn's clothes into something more bar-appropriate.
  • Trillian the first time we see her in the main story, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer: Helen spends two scenes wearing jeans with the pant legs cut entirely off.
  • Ice Cold in Alex is set in North Africa in World War Two. Most of the men wear long shorts, which were standard issue for British troops. Captain van der Poel wears short shorts.
  • Julia X: After returning home and cleaning up, Julia changes into an extremely abbreviated pair of cutoff shorts and stockings.
  • In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Martha's character Ruby Roundhouse is an Expy of Lara Croft and wears the requisite short shorts. Martha even comments on what a stupid choice of outfit this is in the jungle.
  • Ellie Sattler from Jurassic Park spends the entire movie running around in shorts. Somewhat justified as she is on an island in the middle of the Pacific which would be pretty hot. The park's gamekeeper, Robert Muldoon, also wears shorts whenever he's on screen.
  • In Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent, Ashley wears a very short pair of Daisy Dukes despite them travelling to a swamp.
  • In The Master, many of the navy men in the beginning of the movie. They were very much out of uniform.
  • A male example is seen in Miami Connection with one guy in a jersey and a pair of tiny white shorts.
    Mike Nelson: Welp, gotta return these shorts to John Stockton.
    Kevin Murphy: Wow!
  • Maya from The Odd Way Home wears short cut-offs in some scenes.
  • Alice in the first Resident Evil film, though the shorts are partly concealed by the red dress she's wearing.
  • Sands of the Kalahari: Following the plane crash in the desert, Egomaniac Hunter O'Brien cuts his trousers down iinto a very short pair of shorts (which he combines with Walking Shirtless Scene).
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene Jenny in Seven (1979), who occasionally puts on a pair of extremely abbreviated denim cutoff over her bikini bottoms: seemingly just so she can take them off again later.
  • In Sheitan, the lustful Jeanne struts around in an extremely abbreviated pair of denim cutoffs. In the middle of a French winter.
  • Diana spends almost the entity of Sisters of Death in short shorts. The only times she isn't, she either wearing a bikini or a negligee.
  • Harley Quinn's shorts in Suicide Squad (2016) seriously didn't leave much to the imagination. Margot Robbie claimed this was done to keep Harley's sense of "style" while keeping the outfit manageable. ("We tried the court jester costume," the actress said, "we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her," but it seems all those options just didn't work.)
  • The title character of Tamara Drewe. As a disapproving older woman notes, "She poured herself into those shorts. She'll give herself thrush." No one remembers the movie; everyone remembers the trailer that primarily featured this sequence.
  • Melissa George in Triangle wears shorts with no tights for almost the entire film, which takes place mostly on the yacht and a cruise liner. What's notable about this example, however, is actually how little it all has to do with Fanservice (of which there is almost none in the film).
  • Trailer trash Maya in Wild Things 2. In her first appearance is wearing a pair of Daisy Dukes cut short enough to expose the bottom of her butt cheeks.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Everyone on American Horror Story: 1984, especially the men.
  • Are You Being Served?: During German week the staff is decked out in Lederhosen. There are two pairs of extra-short shorts, worn by Miss Brahms and Mr Humphries.
  • Ally of Austin & Ally. Justified due to the setting being Miami.
  • 19-year-old Danger O'Riley in a first-season episode of Bewitched.
  • Blue Water High is another Australian offender. But in a show about teenagers attending a surf academy, it is only to be expected.
  • Charmed: Part of Billie's Amazon outfit.
  • Doctor Who:
  • The Dukes of Hazzard has Daisy Duke, to the point where "Daisy Dukes" is a well-known nickname for really short cut-off jean shorts. It's worth noting that due to TV censorship rules, she had to wear flesh-color tights underneath. When The Movie was released in 2005 (with Jessica Simpson), the tights weren't necessary any more, and viewers got to see her actual legs.
  • Friends: One of Phoebe's Guys Of The Week likes to work out in shorts with nothing underneath. Unfortunately the shorts are a little too short and baggy, whenever he sits down he keeps accidentally exposing himself without realising it. The gang find it incredibly awkward but nobody wants to say anything as they barely know him. It falls to Gunther to ask him to cover up when it happens in Central Perk.
  • Graeme in The Goodies episode "Scoutrageous". So tight that he can't bend over in them. Almost certainly intended as Fan Disservice.
  • Each of the girls in H₂O: Just Add Water. Justified due to the setting being the Gold Coast which is in the tropical north of Australia's eastern seaboard. Jonathan M. Shiff also used this in a later series, Alien Surf Girls.
  • Zoe Hart of Hart of Dixie, who is a town doctor. Frequently lampshaded.
  • Northern Rescue: Maddie, her friend Gwen and her younger sister, most of the time.
  • On an episode of The Partridge Family, they got new outfits with the girls wearing short-shorts. Tracy later asks, "Why are these called hot pants? I'm freezing."
  • Officer Jim Dangle, of Reno 911!
  • Kelly Kapowski and Lisa Turtle in Saved by the Bell frequently wore short shorts. A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano occasionally wore them as well.
  • Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek likes to show off her long, beautiful legs, including in short shorts. She's wearing a pair when her boyfriend Mutt gifts her a bike she doesn't know how to ride. She also cuts off a pair of scrubs to make them short shorts.
  • In his debut episode on SEAL Team, Thirty Mike spends some time in full combat gear - except that, in place of camouflage pants, he’s wearing tan short shorts.
  • Stargate SG-1: Vala rocks a pair along with a midriff top while off base in "Bounty".
  • Captain Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation wore a very revealing outfit featuring these during his stay on Risa in the episode "Captain's Holiday".
  • A number of Super Sentai heroines, including Yoko Usami (Yellow Buster) of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Amy Yuzuki (Kyoryu Pink) of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Moune (Gosei Yellow) of Tensou Sentai Goseiger.
  • In Three's Company, everyone who played the 3rd roommate role (Chrissy, Cindy and Terri) over the course of the show frequently wore short shorts, especially Terri.
  • Victorious for pretty much all of the girls. Justified due to the setting being California.

  • 3OH!3 brings up the trope again in "Starstrukk":
    Nice legs, Daisy Dukes
    Makes a man go [whistle]!
  • 69 Boyz & Duice's "Dazzey Duks".
  • James Brown's "Hot Pants".
  • Miley Cyrus, as evidenced in many candids.
  • Extremely prevalent among K-pop girl groups, especially Girls' Generation.
  • Male example: 2D from Gorillaz rollerblades while wearing a pair of ridiculously tiny jogging shorts in the video for "Humility"—seriously, they're so small that it almost looks like 2D's skating around in his underwear. Quite a few viewers (mostly the female ones) were pleased with this.
  • Pixie Lott. Every second outfit she wears involves a pair of these.
  • Kylie Minogue's famous gold hot pants from "Spinning Around".
  • Katy Perry's song "California Gurls":
    California girls, we're unforgettable
    Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top
  • Another male example: Trent Reznor during 'The Self-Destruct Tour' in the 1990s.
  • The Trope Namer would be the 1957 song "Short Shorts" by the Royal Teens. You may know it via Popcultural Osmosis as "that song from the Nair commercials".
  • Japanese guitarist Teru is a rare male example of this (usually combined with Bare Your Midriff).
  • Rin Kagamine from Vocaloid.
  • Showed up frequently in Country Music in the early 2010s, particularly in the "bro-country" genre, which leaned heavily on party-hard lyrics. The idealized woman in a bro-country song was usually portrayed as wearing Daisy Duke-style jean shorts. It became such an omnipresent trope that, when the country duo Maddie & Tae spoofed the genre with their single "Girl in a Country Song", the second line went "it's gettin' kinda cold in these painted-on cut-off jeans" — and the video had them forcing the men to wear them.

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    Pro Wrestling 

  • Standard in women's volleyball (which dubiously contributes to its' reputation as the Ms. Fanservice sport) and handball.
  • Formerly ubiquitous in Roller Derby, still a fairly common sight at home team bouts but less common in traveling play, especially in the ultra-competitive WFTDA Division 1.
  • These used to be standard issue in men's basketball, before they were slowly phased out in favor of the longer, baggier shorts currently worn. While they were being phased out players had the option to keep wearing the old short-shorts; legendary player John Stockton was famous for these. Amusingly, apparently they were short because Stockton was never asked to lengthen them until late in his career.
  • Cutoff jorts are a common stereotype for students and fans of the University of Florida.
  • Australian Rules Football is rather famous for the tight short-shorts that are part of the uniform. Perhaps not coincidentally, it also has one of the larger female audiences of sports world wide.
  • Standard for competitive runners, male or female. Taken to the logical extreme by some professional females, who wear a bikini-style outfit.

    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to all the other girls in all the other installments who all wear skirts in various lengths. She still wears shorts in the anime sequel (see above).
  • In Katawa Shoujo, Lilly's pyjamas involve a relatively modest top and a pair of very short shorts. Hisao sure appreciates the view.
  • Monster Prom:
    • The Hard-Drinking Party Girl Polly has two casual outfits, in both of them, she wears short shorts, in one it's white denim the other are black jeans.
    • The Coven's self appointed leader Joy wears rompers, which end in short shorts, she compliments them wearing pantyhose.

    Web Animation 
  • 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.
  • RWBY:
    • For the first three volumes, Yang wears a lopsided skirt that is held around her waist by a belt because it's completely exposed at the front of her body. It frames the hot-pants she wears and exposes her long, bare legs, serving to act as a quirky, asymmetrical "frill" to her design rather being a genuine skirt. As a combat fighter who prefers close-combat physical fighting, it enables Yang to fight as freely as possible while also accentuating her femininity.
    • For the first three volumes, Blake wears a pair of tight white hot-pants over a pair of purple-tinted black tights. The shorts have black zips in the front of each leg, which creates the illusion that she's wearing an exposed garter over her shorts to hold up stockings.
    • Cinder has worn two different outfits that include a hotpants design.
      • For the first three volumes, Cinder wears a pair of black hotpants underneath her signature red mini-dress that are laced together over each hip. While they expose the skin over her hip, they allow her to fight without exposing anything else.
      • During the Atlas Arc, Cinder wears a black catsuit that has cropped legs, creating another hotpants look. She pairs the catsuit with thigh-high boots and a cape.

  • In El Goonish Shive, Grace wears these under her pants during her birthday party. The pants were sized to fit her male form and when she changed back to female the pants slipped off giving her the appearance of wearing no pants at all given the length of her shirt.
  • Homestuck:
    • In a rare male example, Jake seems to be associated with short shorts above and beyond any of the other characters — both of his alchemised outfits in Act 6 Act 4 feature them, and even earlier on when he was wearing much longer shorts he one point tried to wear Lara Croft-style gun holsters and thought to himself that he'd probably need to be wearing shorter shorts to pull them off. Not only that, but Jake's class is the Page, whose god tier outfit features memetically speedo-length shorts. At any rate, the fandom sure appreciates it all. Mostly.
    • In the Ministrife update, we also get to see an alternate-timeline God-Tier Tavros, who shares the Page class and thus the boy booty shorts. Depending on whether you see him as Endearingly Dorky or just a dorky bull...
  • Part of Taylor-Ruth of Hanging Rock Comics fame's iconic outfit.
  • In How to Raise Your Teenage Dragon, Acinonyx wears them as well as many other female characters.

    Web Original 
  • Drawn versions of Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel and the owner of 4chan, often wear pink short shorts.
  • The Faux Trailer for My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles features, as one of the main characters, a young lady wearing short cut-offs.
  • In the Whateley Universe, one of the many problems with the new costume of THE CRIMSON COMET!!! Granted, she just got the superpowers and the curves a couple weeks ago and she hasn't gotten over it yet.

    Western Animation 
  • Raf from Angel's Friends.
  • Family Guy:
  • The Magic School Bus:
    • Phoebe's regular outfit incorporates oversized red short overalls.
    • In The Magic School Bus Rides Again, Dorothy Ann's swimsuit incorporates light blue shorts.
  • 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.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Princess Ember's armor seems to include this (aside from when she's green), though it can be hard to notice due to the anatomy of dragons as well as the fact that that part of her armor extends several times longer to her tail. It is easiest to notice when she is sitting up after Spike saves her from drowning.
  • In Regular Show, use of Death Kwon Do requires cutoff jeans and a mullet. (In fact, anyone can use Death Kwon Do immediately just by wearing them.)
  • The Simpsons: The finale to "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer." Someone wondered where the police were, and were informed by the Mayor they were investigating a boat crash carrying hot pants. Cut to the entire force, including Chief Wiggum, asking 'Who wears short shorts?'
    Chief Wiggum: [whistles] Look at all them hot pants.
  • In Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Star's swimsuit is this in the episode Royal Pain.
  • Sym-Bionic Titan's Ilana wears these on occasion as part of her Unlimited Wardrobe.
  • On Total Drama, Heather, Katie, and Sadie all wear very short shorts. Later, Jasmine and Stephanie were designed with shorts.
  • In Winx Club Stella's first fairy form has orange shorts.
    • In a sense, Bloom and Flora wear shorts under their skirts, thereby avoiding Panty Shots.

    Real Life 
  • Fitting the time period (1970's) and the African climate, the Selous Scouts of the Rhodesian Army often wore short shorts and tennis shoes in combat.
  • Maybe you fellow Troper, if you plan on getting some naughty looks....

Alternative Title(s): Sexy Short Shorts


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