WOMEN’S SHORTS

Successful with much-loved garments and deeply flattering to the figure, women’s shorts help to create an image of freedom and charm that is also chic and elegant.

Shorts with tie fastening. od Zimmermann Shorts with tie fastening. od Zimmermann SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Zimmermann

Shorts with tie fastening.

Pleated shorts od Marni Pleated shorts od Marni SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Marni

Pleated shorts

Glossy shorts od Saint Laurent Glossy shorts od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

Glossy shorts

Denim shorts od Saint Laurent Denim shorts od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

Denim shorts

Medusa head lace leggings od Versace Medusa head lace leggings od Versace SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Versace

Medusa head lace leggings

Logo swimming shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo swimming shorts od ADIDAS Originals SPRING/SUMMER 2020

ADIDAS Originals

Logo swimming shorts

Patterned shorts od Gucci Patterned shorts od Gucci SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Gucci

Patterned shorts

Patterned shorts od N21 Patterned shorts od N21 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

N21

Patterned shorts

Patched shorts od Burberry Patched shorts od Burberry SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Burberry

Patched shorts

Pleated shorts od Saint Laurent Pleated shorts od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

Pleated shorts

Shorts with logo od T by Alexander Wang Shorts with logo od T by Alexander Wang PERMANENT COLLECTION

T by Alexander Wang

Shorts with logo

Shorts with multiple pockets od Dsquared2 Shorts with multiple pockets od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

Shorts with multiple pockets

Pleated shorts od See By Chloe Pleated shorts od See By Chloe SPRING/SUMMER 2020

See By Chloe

Pleated shorts

Distressed denim shorts od Saint Laurent Distressed denim shorts od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

Distressed denim shorts

Raw hem denim shorts od Saint Laurent Raw hem denim shorts od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

Raw hem denim shorts

Lace-trimmed shorts od Alexander McQueen Lace-trimmed shorts od Alexander McQueen SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Alexander McQueen

Lace-trimmed shorts

Wool shorts od Chloe Wool shorts od Chloe SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Chloe

Wool shorts

Denim shorts with fringes od Saint Laurent Denim shorts with fringes od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Denim shorts with fringes

Raw hem shorts od Balmain Raw hem shorts od Balmain

Balmain

Raw hem shorts

Shorts with leather inserts od Saint Laurent Shorts with leather inserts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Shorts with leather inserts

Striped shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Striped shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Striped shorts

Leather shorts od Isabel Marant Leather shorts od Isabel Marant PERMANENT COLLECTION

Isabel Marant

Leather shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport

Plein Sport

Logo-printed shorts

Ruched shorts od Isabel Marant Ruched shorts od Isabel Marant PERMANENT COLLECTION

Isabel Marant

Ruched shorts

Velvet shorts od Gucci Velvet shorts od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Velvet shorts

Printed shorts od Palm Angels Printed shorts od Palm Angels PERMANENT COLLECTION

Palm Angels

Printed shorts

Houndstooth shorts od Chloe Houndstooth shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Houndstooth shorts

Branded sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Branded sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Branded sweat shorts

Lace-trimmed shorts od Burberry Lace-trimmed shorts od Burberry PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

Lace-trimmed shorts

Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Logo sweat shorts

Logo sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Logo sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW PERMANENT COLLECTION

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Logo sweat shorts

High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

High waisted shorts

Leather shorts od Saint Laurent Leather shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Leather shorts

Side stripe leggings od M Missoni Side stripe leggings od M Missoni

M Missoni

Side stripe leggings

Shorts with geometric pattern od M Missoni Shorts with geometric pattern od M Missoni

M Missoni

Shorts with geometric pattern

Lace-trimmed shorts od Self Portrait Lace-trimmed shorts od Self Portrait PERMANENT COLLECTION

Self Portrait

Lace-trimmed shorts

Wool shorts od Saint Laurent Wool shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Wool shorts

Wool shorts od Saint Laurent Wool shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Wool shorts

Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Printed shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Nike Logo-printed shorts od Nike

Nike

Logo-printed shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Nike Logo-printed shorts od Nike

Nike

Logo-printed shorts

Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Shorts with skirt motif

Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Shorts with skirt motif

Patterned denim shorts od R13 Patterned denim shorts od R13

R13

Patterned denim shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone PERMANENT COLLECTION

Rag & Bone

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Shorts with stripes od Gucci Shorts with stripes od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Shorts with stripes

Checked shorts od Red Valentino Checked shorts od Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Checked shorts

Embroidered denim shorts od Moschino Embroidered denim shorts od Moschino

Moschino

Embroidered denim shorts

Houndstooth shorts od Alexander McQueen Houndstooth shorts od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Houndstooth shorts

Shorts with leggings od Unravel Project Shorts with leggings od Unravel Project

Unravel Project

Shorts with leggings

Leather shorts od Saint Laurent Leather shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Leather shorts

Floral-detailed track shorts od ADIDAS Originals Floral-detailed track shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Floral-detailed track shorts

Raw-trimmed shorts od Heron Preston Raw-trimmed shorts od Heron Preston

Heron Preston

Raw-trimmed shorts

Short performance leggings od T by Alexander Wang Short performance leggings od T by Alexander Wang

T by Alexander Wang

Short performance leggings

Floral-printed shorts od ADIDAS Originals Floral-printed shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Floral-printed shorts

Pleat-front shorts od Red Valentino Pleat-front shorts od Red Valentino

Red Valentino

Pleat-front shorts

High-waisted shorts od Golden Goose High-waisted shorts od Golden Goose

Golden Goose

High-waisted shorts

Camo denim shorts od Diesel Camo denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Camo denim shorts

Lace trim shorts od Self Portrait Lace trim shorts od Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Lace trim shorts

‘mai’ denim shorts with rips od AllSaints ‘mai’ denim shorts with rips od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Mai’ denim shorts with rips

Women’s shorts – memories of summer

Shorts for women do significantly more than their primary function of keeping one cool on hot days.

The biggest fashion houses go crazy for women’s shorts, and fashionistas promote them on the streets all over the world. Their brilliant simplicity and dozens of styling possibilities make shorts a graceful foundation for summer outfits – and not only for the typical beach holiday. They help those who spend the summer in the big city to keep cool, and allow the wearer to style their character to the circumstances they are in. Everything depends on the cut, fabric, and other items of clothing worn with ladies’ shorts.

Shorts for women through the decades

Wearing white shorts for women that reached the thigh, California tennis player Alice Marble caused a scandal during the 1932 championship. Women's shorts horrified and delighted at the cinema, where they were worn by, among others, Marlene Dietrich in "Blue Angel" and Audrey Hepburn in "Sabrina". Combined with sweaters, shirts with sleeves rolled up and espadrilles, the form part of a free, classic set. Very scanty shorts were among the hallmarks of the 1940s and 50s pin-up girls trend. The heyday of interest in women’s shorts was in the 60s years and 70s, when they were presented in the collections of Gucci and Mary Quant and combined with knee-high boots and tights. At the end of the 70s, extremely short high-waisted denim shorts were worn by the character Daisy Dukes (Catherine Bach) in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Designer shorts for women on the catwalks

Styles presented over the years on the catwalks of the world tell stories, often of the main thrust of the designers of collections. The style and choice of fabrics have been inspired by the most diverse phenomena, objects and events, becoming part of the reality exposed by their creators’ concept. Designing shorts for women opens the door to an impressive wealth of textures and colours, and of styles that mask shortcomings and emphasise the strengths of the feminine figure. Sensuous, rapacious, simple, elegant, shorts for women have always adapted to prevailing trends. They were paired with double-breasted jackets of the same material, in combination with large, urban bags in the Hermès collection of 2005. Paul & Joe’s autumn/winter collection of 2008 matched dark, high-waisted reptile skin shorts with black turtleneck decorated with lace. Geometric patterns in shades of purple, cream and beige, "reflected" on a loose tunic and matching trousers, were part of Miu Miu’s spring/summer collection in 2005. In 2008 Alexander Wang recreated the full freedom of the 80s with black, baggy shorts to mid-thigh, and cropped jacket worn open over a shirt. Then, in 2011, the Philip Lim collection presented an aristocratic, glossy satin minimalist combination of simple shorts with flat pockets, and round-neck jacket.

The many faces of women’s shorts for summer

Current trends are worth looking into, with an eye to your figure and the circumstances in which you will wear shorts. Jolly fringes, frays, patches, subtle lace, floral and exotic prints co-create "the feel of summer", an atmosphere of freedom, relaxation and festivals. In addition, designers also offer classic shorts for women - simple, fitted or loose garments to just above the knee, with creases or without and ideal for facing the heatwave in the city and at work, where mini length and bold patterns are a no-no. Bear in mind the fabrics that are body friendly in hot weather – hygienic, strongly water absorbent, wool or lyocell, which effectively wicks moisture away from the body. Visit the online store at Vitkac.com, which offers women’s shorts in many styles - from denim shorts for women to elegant ladies’ shorts – and complement your holiday outfit with women’s sunglasses and women’s tops.