Alexa Chung, Chloe Moretz, Nicole Richie, George Kotsiopoulos; Samir Hussein/Getty/Images; Humberto Carreno/

Shorts aren't just for summer anymore—they're now a seasonless alternative to the miniskirt or pant. They're more comfortable, give ease of movement and, with no fear of panty exposure, are even more modest than a mini.

You just need to know how to wear them in the cooler months, like fashionistas Chloë Moretz, Alexa Chung and Nicole Richie... 

Opaque or sweater tights are a must underneath to keep you warm. Tights should be in the same color as your shorts to elongate the leg. You can play with prints and textures but stay away from ribbed tights unless you are a skeleton and keep your outfit simple if you want to wear a leopard tight.

But be warned, because tights under shorts (or pants) can give you the appearance of having just one butt check, aka unibutt. To avoid this, you need to lift and separate your cheeks the same way you would arrange your boobs in a push-up bra. It also helps to yank the back center seam of your tights up between your cheeks.

Winter shorts can be found at various lengths (and in heavier fabrics from wool for day to velvet and sequined for night). And the higher on your waist, the shorter they can be. But be sure your accompanying tights are sheer-to-waist so you don't have tummy control lines peeking out the bottom.

Looser fits are the easiest to wear at any length while lower rise shorts are best just above the knee. It's actually easier to wear shorts when it's colder since you are most likely wearing tights and don't need to worry about shaving or having pasty legs.

Layered looks with over-the-knee socks and boots are also a great way to keep you warm but try to keep these in the same color unless you you want to be featured on "Starlet or Streetwalker."

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