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We would like to start this off with a disclaimer: we kind of hate these high-waisted shorts on both Gossip Girl’s Katie Cassidy (Juliet) and Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel Berry). That said, let’s talk about each lady’s take on the trend.

Katie wore leopard-print cuffed shorts with a black silk shirt, black nylons, and gray booties for the Arrow Press Conference at New York Comic Con. With the sheer blousiness of those bloomers, she made a wise decision to emphasize her, um, other assets. The tights are a good call, as they keep her thighs from being eaten by the print.

Lea has the carte blanche of wearing the look on screen as Rachel — meaning, these shorts are more Rachel Berry than Lea Michele. While she paired the shorts with a long-sleeve black top, her knee socks and boots are a little more urban badass.

The term “formal shorts” makes us cry out in the night, but these ladies are both working those patterns and poof like champs. What do you think — were Katie’s sassy shorts the good kind of bold, or does Lea’s preppy-meets-Pretty Woman version take the cake?

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