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.

Denim shorts with holes od Rag & Bone Denim shorts with holes od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Denim shorts with holes

Raw-trimmed shorts od Alexander Wang Raw-trimmed shorts od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Raw-trimmed shorts

High-waisted shorts od Marni High-waisted shorts od Marni

Marni

High-waisted shorts

Sheer shorts od Balmain Sheer shorts od Balmain

Balmain

Sheer shorts

High-waisted shorts od Haider Ackermann High-waisted shorts od Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

High-waisted shorts

Denim shorts od Rag & Bone Denim shorts od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Denim shorts

Printed shorts od Moncler Printed shorts od Moncler

Moncler

Printed shorts

Printed shorts od Maison Margiela Printed shorts od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Printed shorts

Embroidered shorts od Marcelo Burlon Embroidered shorts od Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon

Embroidered shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Marcelo Burlon Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Marcelo Burlon

Marcelo Burlon

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Side-stripe latex shorts od Moncler Gamme Rouge Side-stripe latex shorts od Moncler Gamme Rouge

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Side-stripe latex shorts

Lace-trimmed shorts od Alexander Wang Lace-trimmed shorts od Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Lace-trimmed shorts

Wide leg shorts od Sonia Rykiel Wide leg shorts od Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Wide leg shorts

High-waisted denim shorts od Balmain High-waisted denim shorts od Balmain

Balmain

High-waisted denim shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Kendall & Kylie Jenner Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Pinstriped shorts od Michael Kors Pinstriped shorts od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Pinstriped shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Logo-printed shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Logo-printed shorts

Logo patterned shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Logo patterned shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Logo patterned shorts

Shorts with sheer inserts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Shorts with sheer inserts od Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Shorts with sheer inserts

Shorts with sheer inserts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Shorts with sheer inserts od Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Shorts with sheer inserts

Printed shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney Printed shorts od Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Printed shorts

Shorts with braces od Diesel Shorts with braces od Diesel

Diesel

Shorts with braces

Denim shorts od Diesel Denim shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Denim shorts

Fringe shorts od Diesel Fringe shorts od Diesel

Diesel

Fringe shorts

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

Diesel

High-waisted denim shorts

Lace shorts od Valentino Red Lace shorts od Valentino Red

Valentino Red

Lace shorts

High-waisted denim shorts od Saint Laurent Paris High-waisted denim shorts od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

High-waisted denim shorts

Asymmetrical shorts od Fendi Asymmetrical shorts od Fendi

Fendi

Asymmetrical shorts

Wide leg shorts od Chloe Wide leg shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Wide leg shorts

Wide leg shorts od Chloe Wide leg shorts od Chloe

Chloe

Wide leg shorts

Patterned shorts od Versace Versus Patterned shorts od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Patterned shorts

Printed shorts od Moschino Printed shorts od Moschino

Moschino

Printed shorts

Lace-trimmed shorts od MM6 Maison Margiela Lace-trimmed shorts od MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela

Lace-trimmed shorts

Sweat shorts od T by Alexander Wang Sweat shorts od T by Alexander Wang

T by Alexander Wang

Sweat shorts

Dropped crotch shorts od Lost And Found Dropped crotch shorts od Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Dropped crotch shorts

Patterned shorts od Versace Versus Patterned shorts od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Patterned shorts

Denim shorts with holes od Rag & Bone Denim shorts with holes od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Denim shorts with holes

Patched denim shorts od Dsquared2 Patched denim shorts od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Patched denim shorts

Raw-trimmed shorts od Damir Doma Raw-trimmed shorts od Damir Doma

Damir Doma

Raw-trimmed shorts

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

Isabel Marant Etoile

High-waisted denim 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.