I've seen quite a few interpretations of the Chloe shorts, including a camel pair by Queen's Wardrobe, a lemon yellow pair by Lucca Couture, and a highly elusive (and quite expensive) pair by Bracewell. But none had the same charm as they were either only scalloped at the bottom or were missing the all-important, waist-cinching sash. Then a few days ago I heard that Forever New were selling a look-alike style in both cream and pale pink for only $50.00.
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Of course I went instore quick smart and found the cream ones still in stock. I originally tried on the size I usually am and was not convinced; they didn't sit on the waist, which gave them a drab up and down shape, and the back rode up unflatteringly. So I then tried on another pair, two sizes larger, and they were perfect! The large waist could be cinched in by the belt, and the extra roomy-ness meant they could be worn on the waist and produce a nice hourglass shape.
Technically they are a Christmas present though so they'll be wrapped up under the Christmas tree until later this month... So! To conclude my unusually long ramblings, the moral of the story is: good things come to those that wait. And the tip of the day: don't be scared to try other clothing sizes besides the one you usually are.