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.

High-waisted lace shorts od Zimmermann High-waisted lace shorts od Zimmermann NEW SEASON

Zimmermann

High-waisted lace shorts

Logo sweat shorts od Nike Logo sweat shorts od Nike NEW SEASON

Nike

Logo sweat shorts

Pleated shorts with buttons od Lanvin Pleated shorts with buttons od Lanvin NEW SEASON

Lanvin

Pleated shorts with buttons

Denim shorts with holes od Diesel Denim shorts with holes od Diesel NEW SEASON

Diesel

Denim shorts with holes

Two-layered shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Two-layered shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney NEW SEASON

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Two-layered shorts

Two-layered shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Two-layered shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney NEW SEASON

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Two-layered shorts

Logo sweat shorts od Nike Logo sweat shorts od Nike NEW SEASON

Nike

Logo sweat shorts

Sweat shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Sweat shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney NEW SEASON

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Sweat shorts

Side-stripe shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Side-stripe shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney NEW SEASON

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Side-stripe shorts

Logo shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Logo shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney NEW SEASON

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Logo shorts

Cotton shorts od Faith Connexion Cotton shorts od Faith Connexion NEW SEASON

Faith Connexion

Cotton shorts

Loose-fit shorts od Faith Connexion Loose-fit shorts od Faith Connexion NEW SEASON

Faith Connexion

Loose-fit shorts

Logo-embroidered denim shorts od Givenchy Logo-embroidered denim shorts od Givenchy NEW SEASON

Givenchy

Logo-embroidered denim shorts

Shorts with buttons at sides od Chloe Shorts with buttons at sides od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

Shorts with buttons at sides

Shorts with slant closure od Chloe Shorts with slant closure od Chloe NEW SEASON

Chloe

Shorts with slant closure

Logo shorts od Adidas Logo shorts od Adidas NEW SEASON

Adidas

Logo shorts

Logo shorts od Adidas Logo shorts od Adidas NEW SEASON

Adidas

Logo shorts

Dropped crotch sweat shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Dropped crotch sweat shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto NEW SEASON

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Dropped crotch sweat shorts

Wool shorts od Paul Smith Wool shorts od Paul Smith NEW SEASON

Paul Smith

Wool shorts

Distressed denim shorts od Faith Connexion Distressed denim shorts od Faith Connexion NEW SEASON

Faith Connexion

Distressed denim shorts

Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2 Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

Distressed denim shorts

Patterned shorts od Dsquared2 Patterned shorts od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

Patterned shorts

Patched shorts od Dsquared2 Patched shorts od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

Patched shorts

Shorts with leather pocket od J.W. Anderson Shorts with leather pocket od J.W. Anderson NEW SEASON

J.W. Anderson

Shorts with leather pocket

Shorts with leather pocket od J.W. Anderson Shorts with leather pocket od J.W. Anderson NEW SEASON

J.W. Anderson

Shorts with leather pocket

High-waisted shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen High-waisted shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen NEW SEASON

McQ Alexander McQueen

High-waisted shorts

R13 x levis od R13 R13 x levis od R13 NEW SEASON

R13

R13 x levis

High-waisted shorts od Isabel Marant High-waisted shorts od Isabel Marant NEW SEASON

Isabel Marant

High-waisted shorts

Cotton shorts od Isabel Marant Cotton shorts od Isabel Marant NEW SEASON

Isabel Marant

Cotton shorts

Logo shorts od Kenzo Logo shorts od Kenzo NEW SEASON

Kenzo

Logo shorts

Logo shorts od Kenzo Logo shorts od Kenzo NEW SEASON

Kenzo

Logo shorts

Logo shorts od Kenzo Logo shorts od Kenzo NEW SEASON

Kenzo

Logo shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Balenciaga Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Balenciaga NEW SEASON

Balenciaga

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Logo shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani Logo shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani NEW SEASON

EA7 Emporio Armani

Logo shorts

'bite' denim shorts od Alexander Wang 'bite' denim shorts od Alexander Wang NEW SEASON

Alexander Wang

'BITE' denim shorts

Patterned shorts od Versace Patterned shorts od Versace NEW SEASON

Versace

Patterned shorts

Denim shorts od Dsquared2 Denim shorts od Dsquared2 NEW SEASON

Dsquared2

Denim shorts

'jean' denim shorts od Rag & Bone 'jean' denim shorts od Rag & Bone NEW SEASON

Rag & Bone

'JEAN' denim shorts

Logo shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani Logo shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani NEW SEASON

EA7 Emporio Armani

Logo shorts

Logo-printed shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani Logo-printed shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani NEW SEASON

EA7 Emporio Armani

Logo-printed shorts

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.