selena gomez selfieHow short can short shorts get? One daring young woman has gone where no other woman has gone before to answer that question in the name of science. Witness Selena Gomez in her teeny denim cutoffs. Da-yum! They're so short, I kind of feel like I should just post the photographic evidence and end the post right here.

But no, let's discuss. Have a look and tell me, is derriere underhang the new side boob? As we head into the dog days of August, is this about to become a thing?

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Zoiks!

You have to be some kind of Wonder Woman confident about your rear to pull this off. Direct sunlight can be so cruel even to fit, toned women. Maybe the ripped bits of denim help camouflage cellulite? Regardless, wearing shorts this tiny is your way of telling the world you are young, fearless, and hot.

And you're not expecting to sit down in a public place any time soon. The practical side of me is wondering if you'd have to spend the whole day standing, or if you'd have to carry around a special sanity cushion for restaurants, or how that all works, exactly. What about hot car seats?!? 

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As for styling super-short shorts, notice how Gomez has topped hers with a flannel shirt. Which is so tasteful! You know, because if she'd worn a crop top or tank, that would have been too much. You really have to strike the balance between floozy and unisex/tomboy when you're working the rocker chick almost-not-there cutoffs. I'm not being facetious, here. I'm serious -- this is actually a good way to style them. Not that I'm endorsing shorts this short. Just, you know, if you're going to do something this dangerous, make sure you do it right.

What do you think about these cutoffs? If you had the ultimate confidence in your figure, would you dare? 

 

Images via selenagomez/Instagram, Mark Kreusch / Splash News