This Summer, Everywhere You Turn, Sun-Lovers Are Bearing All In Women’s Shorts – and Looking Amazing!
The Long and Short of It: Crops Are Everywhere
It is a universal truth that until only a few years ago, we felt that shorts were for third-graders and sportspeople – sure, there may have been women’s shorts in the stores for an emergency on a hot day, but the choice was minimal. So imagine how much we are celebrating that now, in summer 2022, shorts for women have made more than a small comeback and there are so many new ways to wear them!
If Shorts Are Good Enough for Billie Eilish…
Anyone who watched Billie Eilish at Glastonbury Festival back in June 2022 would have gazed longingly at her emo-inspired outfit, including an awesome pair of black biker shorts. Not only did she look badass, but they would also have been a very comfortable item to wear as she ran around the stage doing her cool thing.
Stay On-Trend With These Gorgeous Styles
Step back in time to 2020 and we can see there is no doubt that being forced to stay at home made us all turn to comfortable clothes with elasticated waists and soft fabrics. So while it’s understandable that we might have grown fond of our relaxed clothing, many women are embracing the opportunity to dress up and get experimental with their summer look. Here’s how the coolest people are balancing comfort and glamor this season.
Leather Shorts and Faux Leather Shorts
Holly Ramsey, daughter of world-famous chef Gordon Ramsey, was snapped at the Grand Prix this year in a stunning pair of tiny, red, leather shorts with a matching motorcycle jacket. Leather is a great fabric to make even a casual or easy-to-wear item look so glamorous and striking. Quite simply, it is effortlessly cool – and you can choose faux leather if the real thing is not for you, or if you want to keep costs down.
Baggy Women’s Shorts
The nineties baggy trend showed attitude and a laid-back approach to life – and for women, baggy means super comfortable and stylish! For example, Bermuda shorts are great for covering up in the sun or when a formal outfit is required. And if you are into your outdoor activities, athletic or ‘hiker shorts’ are as practical as Bermudas, while being a little shorter with plenty of movement in them.
Short Women’s Shorts
We must admit to short shorts being our favorite style. Why? Because we just love to see women feel confident, look sexy, and really be proud of the legs they were born to show off! You could opt for a cool pair of cut-off jeans – maybe even go so short as to expose the pockets a little! Denim makes for a great pair of shorts because we are already so familiar with jeans that jeans shorts feel like a natural move. Sanctuary Clothing says that cut-off jeans shorts look awesome with tights or leggings if you want to cover your skin, and they look equally at home paired with flats, sneaks, and heels. Dare to bare!
Retro women’s shorts are a fun way to do women’s summer clothing. Whether it is the fabric that’s retro, like terry cloth or shiny nylon, or the style that is vintage like a high 70s waist or 90s biker short, retro is always in style. Patterns like gingham look great on shorts – match with a pair of Dita Von Teese winged sunglasses and red lipstick and you will feel like a vintage silver screen star!
You can have a lot of fun with patterns and colors! We adore animal print shorts like leopard and zebra print for a safari vibe. And if summer isn’t the time to bring some seriously bright colors to your getup, then we don’t know when is. Bombastic colors and patterns can be very flattering too, either by highlighting your natural shape or redirecting attention from areas you feel a little more conscious about.
Great Women’s Summer Clothing to Have Fun in the Sun!
There are so many ways to wear women’s shorts and they are such a great alternative to skirts, which let’s face it, can let us down if a strong summer breeze comes along! If you haven’t embraced the cropped pant yet… What are you waiting for?