'Trophy Wife': Malin Akerman can still pull off short shorts

With the exception of Cher, because she is the exception to all fashion rules, most women just don't look great in super-skimpy outfits once their high-school reunions start with the numeral 2.Carrying off short shorts works for those still in pigtails, the very well-toned and many women in their 20s, and that's what wife No. 3, Kate (Malin Akerman), often wears in ABC's "Trophy Wife." And given that she is in her 20s and athletic, it works well for her.The wives, spanning a few decades, dress appropriately. Incidentally, they are the consecutive, not concurrent wives of Pete (Bradley Whitford). The look of the show is "kind of warm," says costume designer Susan Michalekto Zap2it. "It is California. It is here. It is L.A."The thinking behind Kate's look is that she is a "little rock and roll," Michalek says, and the character's signature look is leather shorts. She also wears skinny jeans, jumpsuits, tank tops and...



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