They have to be tight, and kinda look like you accidentally forgot to put on pants... but if you own it and rock it, then its a fantastic look.
Louis Vuitton did it for fall 2011, with a giant furry purple jacket:
And Chanel did it for spring 2012:
Not only the models were wearing short shorts at the Chanel show:
With a jacket (and tights for the cold!), this is a way to sneak your summer favourites into your fall wardrobe.
Call them short-shorts, disco shorts, or hot pants; they are a hot look for now and the upcoming seasons.
Polka dots give it a classic pin-up look, and are trendy for fall.