While the weather in Sao Paulo has cooled down for the time being, I promised to investigate a fashion issue that is rather perplexing. Shorts.
Why don’t Brazilian women wear shorts? Or perhaps it is just the women of Sao Paulo? I know these garments are sold in the city because I have made the purchases. But you are more likely to find a women in a pair of jeans on a sweltering day than a pair of shorts. Ok, I get it. A cute skirt is just… well, cuter. And some can pull off a pair of crop pants. But sometimes shorts can be cute – and more practical when you are managing a walk with a small child and a puppy in tow.
What do the women of SP have against shorts? Fashion snobbery, culture or are we just walking the wrong neighborhoods? Is there a shorts ban in other cities?