the trend in shorts for this season

Shorts are essentials for both men and women in summer. For women, they are a great way to show off your legs and a practical and stylish alternative to summer skirts. Shorts continue to dominate this season, with casual styles to elegant designs available.

Styles for shorts include micro-mini, boyfriend, bicycle, and more. Print and block colours are both popular in shorts. Lengths vary between long and short for both casual and dressy shorts. Longer shorts can be great for evening wear when matched with a pair of stylish heels.


DKNY’s Spring 2013 show featured Bermuda shorts in distressed denim, a trend to look out for this summer. Roland Mouret also featured Bermuda shorts but these were paired with a structured blazer.

Shorts suits for women are gaining a foothold. The novel, feminine look of the short suit was recently shown in a striped version by Michael Kors. Designers Rebecca Minkoff and Cacharel opted for more girly short shorts for their Spring shows, displaying a range of very short shorts in colourful and sexy designs.