Let 5″ Inseam Tik Tok Be Your Bare-Thighed Guide to Shorts Shopping This Summer

Ira A. Johnson
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From Esquire

If you ever went to a school that had a strict dress code, you may recall the finger test. Basically, it’s this: If you’re standing up straight with your arms at your sides and your skirt is shorter than where your middle finger falls on your leg, the skirt is too short. I lost too many afternoon lessons being sent home for the length of my skirt (that is a whole different essay). So I want to reclaim that test, put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it. Here goes. Men: if your shorts are longer than where your middle finger falls on your thigh when you are standing up, they’re too long for you, bro. And if you won’t take it from me, take it from the women of Tik Tok. Welcome to the 5” inseam movement.

The past few weeks of

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The Dresses Fashion Girls Will Be Wearing This Summer

Ira A. Johnson

It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trendsshare-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in a while, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me, instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post—Rat & Boa’s dresses which have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.

While the brand, which launched in 2015, is not particularly new, as most labels do over the course of their lifecycles it seems to be experiencing a period of particular popularity right now, and just in time for summer dressing. Their dresses—the majority of which are under $300—range from floor-length slips to minis and

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