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.

‘maud’ shorts od Samsoe ‘maud’ shorts od Samsoe AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Samsoe

‘Maud’ shorts

‘maud’ shorts od Samsoe ‘maud’ shorts od Samsoe AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Samsoe

‘Maud’ shorts

High-waisted shorts od Rag & Bone High-waisted shorts od Rag & Bone AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Rag & Bone

High-waisted shorts

Shorts with logo od Nike Shorts with logo od Nike PERMANENT COLLECTION

Nike

Shorts with logo

Varnished shorts od Philipp Plein Varnished shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Varnished shorts

High-waisted denim shorts od Rag & Bone High-waisted denim shorts od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

High-waisted denim shorts

Denim shorts with logo od Gucci Denim shorts with logo od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Denim shorts with logo

Fitted shorts od MISBHV Fitted shorts od MISBHV PERMANENT COLLECTION

MISBHV

Fitted shorts

Embellished shorts od Iceberg Embellished shorts od Iceberg PERMANENT COLLECTION

Iceberg

Embellished shorts

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Logo denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture Logo denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture

Versace Jeans Couture

Logo denim shorts

Shorts with logo od Iceberg Shorts with logo od Iceberg PERMANENT COLLECTION

Iceberg

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Off White Shorts with logo od Off White

Off White

Shorts with logo

Cycling shorts with logo od Burberry Cycling shorts with logo od Burberry

Burberry

Cycling shorts with logo

High-waisted leather shorts od The Attico High-waisted leather shorts od The Attico

The Attico

High-waisted leather shorts

Shorts with raised logo od Dsquared2 Shorts with raised logo od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Shorts with raised logo

Leather shorts od Zadig & Voltaire Leather shorts od Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig & Voltaire

Leather shorts

Embroidered shorts od Etro Embroidered shorts od Etro

Etro

Embroidered shorts

Adidas originals x fiorucci od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x fiorucci od ADIDAS Originals PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Fiorucci

Denim shorts od Dsquared2 Denim shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Denim shorts

Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

Logo shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Logo shorts

Denim dungarees od Versace Jeans Couture Denim dungarees od Versace Jeans Couture

Versace Jeans Couture

Denim dungarees

Denim jeans with logo od Versace Jeans Couture Denim jeans with logo od Versace Jeans Couture

Versace Jeans Couture

Denim jeans with logo

Logo sweat shorts od Kenzo Logo sweat shorts od Kenzo

Kenzo

Logo sweat shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Kenzo Logo-printed shorts od Kenzo

Kenzo

Logo-printed shorts

Patterned shorts od Dsquared2 Patterned shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Patterned shorts

Fringed denim shorts od Isabel Marant Fringed denim shorts od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Fringed denim shorts

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High-waisted shorts od Dsquared2 High-waisted shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

High-waisted shorts

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Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2 Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Distressed denim shorts

Denim shorts with pockets od Balmain Denim shorts with pockets od Balmain

Balmain

Denim shorts with pockets

Patterned shorts od Zimmermann Patterned shorts od Zimmermann

Zimmermann

Patterned shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

High-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

High-waisted shorts

Shorts with logo od Dolce & Gabbana Shorts with logo od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Shorts with logo

High-waisted shorts od Acne High-waisted shorts od Acne

Acne

High-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

High-waisted shorts

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High-waisted denim shorts od Diesel High-waisted denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

High-waisted denim shorts

Patterned shorts od Moschino Patterned shorts od Moschino

Moschino

Patterned shorts

Distressed shorts od Rag & Bone Distressed shorts od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Distressed shorts

Wide leg shorts od Iceberg Wide leg shorts od Iceberg

Iceberg

Wide leg shorts

Patterned shorts od Red Valentino Patterned shorts od Red Valentino PERMANENT COLLECTION

Red Valentino

Patterned shorts

High-waisted shorts od Bottega Veneta High-waisted shorts od Bottega Veneta PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

High-waisted shorts

Printed shorts od Isabel Marant Printed shorts od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Printed shorts

Distressed jeans od Rag & Bone Distressed jeans od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Distressed jeans

Denim shorts od Philipp Plein Denim shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Denim shorts

Sweat shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Sweat shorts with logo od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Sweat shorts with logo

Shorts with lettering od Philipp Plein Shorts with lettering od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Shorts with lettering

Shorts with logo od Moschino Shorts with logo od Moschino

Moschino

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od MISBHV Shorts with logo od MISBHV PERMANENT COLLECTION

MISBHV

Shorts with logo

Training shorts with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Training shorts with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Training shorts with logo

High-waisted shorts od Zadig & Voltaire High-waisted shorts od Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig & Voltaire

High-waisted shorts

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Sheer trim shorts od Unravel Project Sheer trim shorts od Unravel Project

Unravel Project

Sheer trim shorts

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Silk shorts od Chloe Silk shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Silk shorts

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High-waisted shorts od Versace High-waisted shorts od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

High-waisted shorts

Shorts with vents od Moncler Shorts with vents od Moncler

Moncler

Shorts with vents

Leather shorts od Chloe Leather shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Leather shorts

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Patterned shorts od Chloe Patterned shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Patterned shorts

Linen shorts od Ann Demeulemeester Linen shorts od Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester

Linen shorts

High-waist shorts od Saint Laurent High-waist shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

High-waist shorts

Lace shorts od Unravel Project Lace shorts od Unravel Project

Unravel Project

Lace shorts

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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.