July and August temperatures, along with a more relaxed attitude in the summer, provides the perfect environment for wearing shorts to work. Depending on your work location, women will find it easier to look professional in shorts than men. Whatever blazer, blouse and shoes you wear with a skirt, you can wear with knee length shorts.
NO THANKS: Since shorts, essentially, take the place of a skirt, short shorts at work would be considered inappropriate in the same way as a very short skirt.
NICE: Several years ago I bought an Alain Manoukian linen suit including blazer, matching knee-length shorts and trousers in a charcoal-blue colour in Romans, France. That suit served me well at work in the summers when I was a Size 12. I took it to to a consignment store where I received pennies on the dollar but considering how much I wore it, the cost per wear was also probably pennies.
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NOTE-WORTHY 1: I bought an unstructured "offwhite" cotton jacket, no buttons, and a pair of matching shorts in Greece, which again I can no longer wear because I have down-sized in respect to my body size. The matched set is here with me in France and I can wear the jacket, which now provides an "oversized" look, but I never have worn as such. The shorts are still "work" shorts, but in a whole different way - gardening, painting, . . .
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NEED: I have this length in white, beige and black therefore unless I get them on sale at a really good price, I don't need anymore knee-length shorts.