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 shorts od Marni High-waisted shorts od Marni SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Marni

High-waisted shorts

Tweed shorts od Balmain Tweed shorts od Balmain SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Balmain

Tweed shorts

Shorts with turn up legs od Balmain Shorts with turn up legs od Balmain SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Balmain

Shorts with turn up legs

Logo-embroidered leggings od ADIDAS Originals Logo-embroidered leggings od ADIDAS Originals SPRING/SUMMER 2020

ADIDAS Originals

Logo-embroidered leggings

Patterned shorts od Etro Patterned shorts od Etro SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Etro

Patterned shorts

Logo denim shorts od Balmain Logo denim shorts od Balmain SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Balmain

Logo denim shorts

Short leggings with logo od Vetements Short leggings with logo od Vetements SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Vetements

Short leggings with logo

Pleat-front shorts od Acne Pleat-front shorts od Acne SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Acne

Pleat-front shorts

Shorts with darts od Moschino Shorts with darts od Moschino SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Moschino

Shorts with darts

‘martiza’ patterned shorts od Ulla Johnson ‘martiza’ patterned shorts od Ulla Johnson SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Ulla Johnson

‘Martiza’ patterned shorts

Shorts with straps od Lanvin Shorts with straps od Lanvin SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Lanvin

Shorts with straps

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Unravel Project Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Unravel Project SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Unravel Project

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Lacquered shorts od MSGM Lacquered shorts od MSGM SPRING/SUMMER 2020

MSGM

Lacquered shorts

Logo shorts od Dsquared2 Logo shorts od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

Logo shorts

Denim shorts with logo od Dsquared2 Denim shorts with logo od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

Denim shorts with logo

Elastic shorts od Alaia Elastic shorts od Alaia SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Alaia

Elastic shorts

Leggings with sheer inserts od Unravel Project Leggings with sheer inserts od Unravel Project SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Unravel Project

Leggings with sheer inserts

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

Saint Laurent

Glossy shorts

Elastic shorts od Alaia Elastic shorts od Alaia SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Alaia

Elastic shorts

Shorts with logo od Off White Shorts with logo od Off White SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Off White

Shorts with logo

Denim shorts od Stella McCartney Denim shorts od Stella McCartney SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Stella McCartney

Denim shorts

Patched shorts od Heron Preston Patched shorts od Heron Preston SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Heron Preston

Patched shorts

High-waisted leather shorts od Dsquared2 High-waisted leather shorts od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

High-waisted leather shorts

Logo shorts od Off White Logo shorts od Off White SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Off White

Logo shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Distressed shorts od Dsquared2 Distressed shorts od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

Distressed shorts

Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals Shorts with logo od ADIDAS Originals SPRING/SUMMER 2020

ADIDAS Originals

Shorts with logo

High-waisted shorts od Self Portrait High-waisted shorts od Self Portrait SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Self Portrait

High-waisted shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Off White Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Off White SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Off White

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Logo shorts od Off White Logo shorts od Off White SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Off White

Logo shorts

Printed denim shorts od Off White Printed denim shorts od Off White SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Off White

Printed denim shorts

Shorts with belt od Zimmermann Shorts with belt od Zimmermann SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Zimmermann

Shorts with belt

Shorts with pockets od Diane Von Furstenberg Shorts with pockets od Diane Von Furstenberg SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Diane Von Furstenberg

Shorts with pockets

High-waisted shorts od Alaia High-waisted shorts od Alaia SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Alaia

High-waisted shorts

‘de-lowy’ denim shorts od Diesel ‘de-lowy’ denim shorts od Diesel SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Diesel

‘De-Lowy’ denim shorts

High-waisted shorts od Diesel High-waisted shorts od Diesel SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Diesel

High-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dsquared2 High-waisted shorts od Dsquared2 SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dsquared2

High-waisted shorts

Leather shorts od Red Valentino Leather shorts od Red Valentino SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Red Valentino

Leather shorts

Printed denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture Printed denim shorts od Versace Jeans Couture SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Printed denim shorts

Printed leggings od Versace Jeans Couture Printed leggings od Versace Jeans Couture SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Printed leggings

Stonewashed denim shorts od Givenchy Stonewashed denim shorts od Givenchy SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Givenchy

Stonewashed denim shorts

Logo shorts od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang Logo shorts od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS by Alexander Wang

Logo shorts

Eco-leather shorts od Stella McCartney Eco-leather shorts od Stella McCartney SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Stella McCartney

Eco-leather shorts

High-waisted denim shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen High-waisted denim shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen SPRING/SUMMER 2020

McQ Alexander McQueen

High-waisted denim shorts

Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Dolce & Gabbana

Patterned shorts

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

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

Saint Laurent

Denim shorts

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

Creased shorts od Maison Margiela Creased shorts od Maison Margiela SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Maison Margiela

Creased 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

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.