I was concerned about the shorts as I have heard this from others as well. I do have one skort that falls to about 2" above my knees. I am looking for 1 to 2 more made in coolmax or another type of moisture wicking material. I have a few more that are shorter, but my understanding is that Italy is a little more conservative than Southern California. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of choices for summer skirts in the middle of December. May need to do some wardrobe shopping in Spring!