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.

Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Bottega Veneta

Leather shorts

Floral-embroidered denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Floral-embroidered denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral-embroidered denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Gucci Raw-edge denim shorts od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Raw-edge denim shorts

‘de-higway’ denim shorts od Diesel ‘de-higway’ denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

‘De-Higway’ denim shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Diesel Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Star motif shorts od Diesel Star motif shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Star motif shorts

‘de-rock’ fringed denim shorts od Diesel ‘de-rock’ fringed denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

‘De-Rock’ fringed denim shorts

Shorts with logo charm od Diesel Shorts with logo charm od Diesel

Diesel

Shorts with logo charm

Floral-printed shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Floral-printed shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral-printed shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

High-waisted shorts

Check shorts od Chloe Check shorts od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Chloe

Check shorts

Drawstring shorts od Helmut Lang Drawstring shorts od Helmut Lang AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Helmut Lang

Drawstring shorts

Denim shorts with woven details od Diesel Denim shorts with woven details od Diesel

Diesel

Denim shorts with woven details

Patterned leggings od Just Cavalli Patterned leggings od Just Cavalli AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Just Cavalli

Patterned leggings

‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints ‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Alva’ shorts with pockets

‘mai’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘mai’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Mai’ denim shorts

‘blake’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘blake’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Blake’ denim shorts

‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints ‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Alva’ shorts with pockets

‘mai’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘mai’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Mai’ denim shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Plein Sport

Logo-printed shorts

Embroidered shorts od Red Valentino Embroidered shorts od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Embroidered shorts

Shorts with a decorative trim od Red Valentino Shorts with a decorative trim od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Shorts with a decorative trim

Puma x sophia webster od Puma Puma x sophia webster od Puma PERMANENT COLLECTION

Puma

Puma x Sophia Webster

Raw-trimmed shorts od Diesel Raw-trimmed shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Raw-trimmed shorts

Pleat-front shorts od Chloe Pleat-front shorts od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Chloe

Pleat-front shorts

Tiger head sweat shorts od Plein Sport Tiger head sweat shorts od Plein Sport AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Plein Sport

Tiger head sweat shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport Logo-printed shorts od Plein Sport AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Plein Sport

Logo-printed shorts

Heart motif shorts od Red Valentino Heart motif shorts od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Heart motif shorts

‘lexi’ raw-trimmed shorts od AllSaints ‘lexi’ raw-trimmed shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Lexi’ raw-trimmed shorts

‘lexi’ raw-edge denim shorts od AllSaints ‘lexi’ raw-edge denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Lexi’ raw-edge denim shorts

Shorts with a decorative trim od Zimmermann Shorts with a decorative trim od Zimmermann AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Zimmermann

Shorts with a decorative trim

Floral-printed shorts od Zimmermann Floral-printed shorts od Zimmermann AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Zimmermann

Floral-printed shorts

Patterned shorts with pleats od Gucci Patterned shorts with pleats od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Patterned shorts with pleats

Adidas x missoni od ADIDAS Originals Adidas x missoni od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS x MISSONI

Adidas x missoni od ADIDAS Originals Adidas x missoni od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS x MISSONI

Sequined shorts od Alexander McQueen Sequined shorts od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Sequined shorts

Patterned shorts with pleats od Gucci Patterned shorts with pleats od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Patterned shorts with pleats

Loewe x paula's ibiza
 od Loewe Loewe x paula's ibiza
 od Loewe PERMANENT COLLECTION

Loewe

Loewe x Paula's Ibiza

‘pixel’ capsule od Moschino ‘pixel’ capsule od Moschino PERMANENT COLLECTION

Moschino

‘Pixel’ capsule

Pleated shorts od Saint Laurent Pleated shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Pleated shorts

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

Plein Sport

Logo-printed performance shorts

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

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Logo shorts

Patterned shorts with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Patterned shorts with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Patterned shorts with logo

Patterned logo shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Patterned logo shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Patterned logo shorts

Patterned high-waisted shorts od Ulla Johnson Patterned high-waisted shorts od Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Patterned high-waisted shorts

Logo-patched denim shorts od Golden Goose Logo-patched denim shorts od Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Logo-patched denim shorts

Shorts with decorative tie fastening od Unravel Project Shorts with decorative tie fastening od Unravel Project

Unravel Project

Shorts with decorative tie fastening

Puma x sue tsai od Puma Puma x sue tsai od Puma

Puma

Puma x Sue Tsai

‘daner’ eyelet shorts od AllSaints ‘daner’ eyelet shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Daner’ eyelet shorts

Denim shorts od Acne Denim shorts od Acne

Acne

Denim shorts

‘cleo’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘cleo’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Cleo’ denim shorts

Animal motif shorts od Kenzo Animal motif shorts od Kenzo

Kenzo

Animal motif shorts

Patched shorts od Kenzo Patched shorts od Kenzo

Kenzo

Patched shorts

Printed shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani Printed shorts od EA7 Emporio Armani

EA7 Emporio Armani

Printed shorts

Lace-trimmed shorts od Marcelo Burlon Lace-trimmed shorts od Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon

Lace-trimmed shorts

Patterned shorts od Balmain Patterned shorts od Balmain

Balmain

Patterned shorts

Shorts with pockets od Dsquared2 Shorts with pockets od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Shorts with pockets

Cotton shorts od Marni Cotton shorts od Marni

Marni

Cotton shorts

Logo shorts od Nike Logo shorts od Nike

Nike

Logo shorts

Shorts with pockets od Chloe Shorts with pockets od Chloe

Chloe

Shorts with pockets

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.