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.

Pleat-front shorts od JIL SANDER Pleat-front shorts od JIL SANDER

JIL SANDER

Pleat-front shorts

Cashmere shorts od Agnona Cashmere shorts od Agnona

Agnona

Cashmere shorts

Cropped leggings with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Cropped leggings with logo od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Cropped leggings with logo

Two-layered shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Two-layered shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Two-layered shorts

Track shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Track shorts od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Track shorts

Adidas originals x ivy park od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x ivy park od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Ivy Park

Pinstriped shorts od VETEMENTS Pinstriped shorts od VETEMENTS

VETEMENTS

Pinstriped shorts

Shorts with logo od Diesel Shorts with logo od Diesel

Diesel

Shorts with logo

Two-layered shorts with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham Two-layered shorts with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Two-layered shorts with logo

Patterned shorts od Zimmermann Patterned shorts od Zimmermann

Zimmermann

Patterned shorts

Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with logo

Shorts with reflective logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with reflective logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with reflective logo

Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with logo

Shorts with reflective logo od Fear Of God Essentials Shorts with reflective logo od Fear Of God Essentials

Fear Of God Essentials

Shorts with reflective logo

Silk underwear shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Silk underwear shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Silk underwear shorts

Lace shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Lace shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Lace shorts

Adidas performance x parley od ADIDAS Performance Adidas performance x parley od ADIDAS Performance

ADIDAS Performance

ADIDAS Performance x Parley

Leather shorts od Iro Leather shorts od Iro

Iro

Leather shorts

‘aydoun’ leather shorts od The Mannei ‘aydoun’ leather shorts od The Mannei

The Mannei

‘Aydoun’ leather shorts

Shorts with logo od MISBHV Shorts with logo od MISBHV

MISBHV

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od MISBHV Shorts with logo od MISBHV

MISBHV

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od MISBHV Shorts with logo od MISBHV

MISBHV

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od MISBHV Shorts with logo od MISBHV

MISBHV

Shorts with logo

Denim shorts with logo od Alexander Wang Denim shorts with logo od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Denim shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Versace Jeans Couture Shorts with logo od Versace Jeans Couture

Versace Jeans Couture

Shorts with logo

High-waisted shorts od Alexander Wang High-waisted shorts od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

High-waisted shorts

‘le arancia’ shorts od Jacquemus ‘le arancia’ shorts od Jacquemus

Jacquemus

‘Le Arancia’ shorts

Striped shorts od Ganni Striped shorts od Ganni

Ganni

Striped shorts

Shorts with logo od Loewe Shorts with logo od Loewe

Loewe

Shorts with logo

Sweat shorts with logo od Balenciaga Sweat shorts with logo od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Sweat shorts with logo

Cropped leggings od Marysia Cropped leggings od Marysia

Marysia

Cropped leggings

Denim shorts with logo od Alexander Wang Denim shorts with logo od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Denim shorts with logo

Wool shorts od The Attico Wool shorts od The Attico

The Attico

Wool shorts

Shorts with logo od Acne Studios Shorts with logo od Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Shorts with logo

Pleat-front shorts od Acne Studios Pleat-front shorts od Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Pleat-front shorts

Skirt-overlay trousers with logo od Marysia Skirt-overlay trousers with logo od Marysia

Marysia

Skirt-overlay trousers with logo

Shorts with logo od Marysia Shorts with logo od Marysia

Marysia

Shorts with logo

Cropped leggings od Marysia Cropped leggings od Marysia

Marysia

Cropped leggings

Corduroy shorts od Dsquared2 Corduroy shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Corduroy shorts

Checked shorts od Chloé Checked shorts od Chloé

Chloé

Checked shorts

Sweat shorts with logo od Nanushka Sweat shorts with logo od Nanushka

Nanushka

Sweat shorts with logo

Sweat shorts with logo od Nanushka Sweat shorts with logo od Nanushka

Nanushka

Sweat shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

Shorts with logo

Shorts with logo od Loewe Shorts with logo od Loewe

Loewe

Shorts with logo

‘remi’ shorts od AllSaints ‘remi’ shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Remi’ shorts

High-waisted shorts od Iro High-waisted shorts od Iro

Iro

High-waisted shorts

‘dixie’ high-waisted shorts od AllSaints ‘dixie’ high-waisted shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Dixie’ high-waisted shorts

Sweat shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile Sweat shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

Sweat shorts with logo

Denim shorts with belt od Balmain Denim shorts with belt od Balmain

Balmain

Denim shorts with belt

Monogrammed shorts od Balmain Monogrammed shorts od Balmain

Balmain

Monogrammed shorts

High-waisted shorts od Isabel Marant High-waisted shorts od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

High-waisted shorts

Checked shorts od Burberry Checked shorts od Burberry

Burberry

Checked shorts

Shorts with logo od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Shorts with logo od Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Shorts with logo

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

Diesel

High-waisted shorts

Shorts from vegan leather od Nanushka Shorts from vegan leather od Nanushka

Nanushka

Shorts from vegan leather

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

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

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

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

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

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

Shorts with pockets od Kenzo Shorts with pockets od Kenzo

Kenzo

Shorts with pockets

High-waisted shorts od Zimmermann High-waisted shorts od Zimmermann

Zimmermann

High-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts od Zimmermann High-waisted shorts od Zimmermann

Zimmermann

High-waisted shorts

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

Isabel Marant Etoile

High-waisted shorts

Shorts with turn-up hems od Isabel Marant Etoile Shorts with turn-up hems od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

Shorts with turn-up hems

Shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Shorts with logo od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Shorts with logo

‘lisa’ pleat-front shorts od The Row ‘lisa’ pleat-front shorts od The Row

The Row

‘Lisa’ pleat-front shorts

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

Isabel Marant Etoile

High-waisted shorts

Pleat-front shorts od Saint Laurent Pleat-front shorts od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

Pleat-front shorts

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

Isabel Marant Etoile

High-waisted shorts

Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile Shorts with logo od Isabel Marant Etoile

Isabel Marant Etoile

Shorts with logo

Sweat shorts with pockets od Cotton Citizen Sweat shorts with pockets od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Sweat shorts with pockets

High-waisted shorts od Nanushka High-waisted shorts od Nanushka

Nanushka

High-waisted shorts

Two-layered shorts with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham Two-layered shorts with logo od Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

Two-layered shorts with logo

Raw-edged shorts od Cotton Citizen Raw-edged shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Raw-edged shorts

Cotton sweat shorts od Cotton Citizen Cotton sweat shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Cotton sweat shorts

Worn-effect sweat shorts od Cotton Citizen Worn-effect sweat shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Worn-effect sweat shorts

Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Tie-dye shorts

Ribbed shorts od Cotton Citizen Ribbed shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Ribbed shorts

Shorts with pockets od Gucci Shorts with pockets od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Shorts with pockets

Shorts with worn effect od Cotton Citizen Shorts with worn effect od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Shorts with worn effect

Ribbed shorts od Cotton Citizen Ribbed shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Ribbed shorts

Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Tie-dye shorts

Sweat shorts with pockets od Cotton Citizen Sweat shorts with pockets od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Sweat shorts with pockets

Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen Tie-dye shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Tie-dye shorts

Raw-edged shorts od Cotton Citizen Raw-edged shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Raw-edged shorts

Worn-effect shorts od Cotton Citizen Worn-effect shorts od Cotton Citizen

Cotton Citizen

Worn-effect shorts

Leather shorts od Aeron Leather shorts od Aeron

Aeron

Leather shorts

High-waisted shorts od Self Portrait High-waisted shorts od Self Portrait

Self Portrait

High-waisted 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.