When it comes to shorts, it seems as though the sentiment has always been the shorter, the better. After Jessica Simpson donned those infamous Daisy Dukes in the remake of Dukes of Hazzard, cut-off jeans certainly enjoyed extended time in the spotlight.
But for Spring 2013, designers are extending the hemlines to a refreshing knee-length, proving that a little modesty can be a chic thing. So keep your upper-thighs covered with the return of the Bermuda Short this spring!
Bermuda shorts can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the fabric and how you choose to style them. For casual ensemble-inspiration, we turn to designers like Rachel Zoe and Ruffian who kept things easy and breezy with their spring runway designs.
Here are a few ideas on how to translate this trend from the runway into your wardrobe. Bermuda shorts can be perfect for a lazy Saturday morning when paired with a worn-in pair of Converse and a simple tee, or can act as the right accompaniment to a button-up blouse and espadrilles for a casual lunch with girlfriends. Bright hues and cotton fabrics will keep your wardrobe light and fresh in the warmer months.
If denim is more your speed, take a cue from the DKNY runway show (as shown above) and replace your summer cut-offs with a pair of lengthier blue jeans.
For a more sophisticated look, we can consult the likes of Vera Wang and Rachel Roy who showed us that shorts can be just as chic and feminine as any cocktail dress.
With the right fabric and accessories, Bermuda Shorts can go from simple to sexy with any of these ultra feminine and sassy designs. Pair these longer shorts with a sky-high stiletto (because you can!) and a sleeve-less blouse as the temperatures warm up. Throw on a stack of bangles or a statement necklace and grab a neon-colored clutch and you’re sure to be the chicest and most comfortable gal at your next night-time affair.
So three cheers for modesty! This spring, shorts get an extension with Bermuda Shorts hitting stores in a variety of styles and fabrics for every life occasion.