I find it funny, I went the opposite way. I grew up hating shorts, you couldn't pay me to wear them. I was too embarrassed as a kid. I used to get teased for having 'knock-knees'. Now I don't care, and no one else seems to either. Mind you, I'm not wearing tiny shorts like in the picture, being a guy, that would be a tad weird, but going from only pants to almost always in shorts, is a huge change.
No, not now, I wear long shorts...actually for my age am told my legs aren't too bad, no veins and quite muscular! However up the top between the legs (bit personal) they are getting wobbly and it annoys me...ha ha
My short shorts are perhaps 2 inches longer than the shorts in the picture. They're French knitted ballet shorts, I mostly wear them around the house and as a cover up when I go to ballet classes or running. Yes, I have cellulite but I'm comfortable in my own body and mind.
I certainly don't have the legs for shorts! I was only wearing shorts, for my morning walks, up to the age of about 55. Now I'd much rather wear 3/4 leant pants. Even on cruises I won't wear shorts. I'd rather wear loose pants, w/nice blouses. I'm going to Bali for 2 weeks in 10 days,
but I still won't be wearing shorts over there. Dresses mostly, if they're loose, or loose slacks w/tops.