Yes, it's easy to think that a pair of madras shorts or pants will make you look broad where you'd like to appear lean, but think about it for a minute. Those famous plaids can conceal creases and wrinkles like no solid fabric ever will. The linear geometry can also add height and create the appearance of structure where the fabric would otherwise look a little loose and sloppy. A busy pattern can also make this naturally lightweight fabric appear less sheer without the aid of a heavy (and hot) lining. Let's take a quick inventory: cool, comfortable, modestly concealing and a classic pattern with loads of character. Add a cute top and you've got it made.