If your 5ft3 I imagine you've probably got fairly short legs...I always thought that hotpants and shortish legs didn't go well together especially if your not super slim and toned.
Why is it the fatter the female, the tighter and smaller the clothes they want to wear?
I am curvy, but I can pull of hot pants personally as I have quite skinny legs which are toned, where as some of my other curvy friends can't. I think it depends what your legs are like. Try some on and see what they look like. I wouldn't wear them with nude tights, def go for black, brown tights which are at least 40 denier or even leggings.
only very slim toned girls look good in hot pants - ive only seen a couple of girls actually look good in them
No one should wear hot pants in public.
Probably not, though as said it depends on your body shape.
An example of how to wear hotpants badly can be seen by watching 'Shallow Hal' (Gwyneth Paltrow wearing the fat-suit)
******* hell where are you supposed to measure your thighs?! I measured round the fullest bit albeit with a piece of string and I got about 21.5''. I swear I take a 10/12 for jeans. (Not that I wear hotpants but still, I do wear short skirts)
I would say no. However, I wouldn't be able to tell correctly without seeing you, it all depends on you body shape (as others have said).
I had a friend at school, she was a size 18, but was covinced she was a size 12. She wore these black hotpants with grey tights and it looked terrible, but she did have large thighs.
Don't do it, you'll get stares for the wrong reasons