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Casual wear in the 1940s extended to chic shorts for women, sometimes in a flared, tap short style often worn with matching midriff baring tops, or more tailored varieties worn with button through blouses tucked in. In the late 1960s and ’70s (well before Kylie was Spinning Around in them on bar tops), hotpants were on trend evening attire for young women just add go go boots and a long sleeved sheer blouse. In the 1990s, dress shorts were quite long, hitting just above the knee, Bermuda style, or even in a wide leg culotte style.

Shorts of the dressier variety have been having a bit of a moment of late casual denim cut offs, begone! The spring summer catwalks have been inundated with chic leg barers. Alberta Ferretti and Paul Joe sent out chic shorts suits, as did Chanel, in tweed. Balmain embraced embellished shorts and Marios Schwab was loving leather while Jaeger London was all pared back minimalism. cheap nfl jerseys They’ve also been in the spotlight on the red carpet with stars including Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow showing off perfectly toned pins in tailored shorts ensembles.

For shorts that will take you from a lunch date to evening drinks, you need to look for great cuts and fabrics. Tailored styles, with or without a cuff, are a great option and can be worn with a variety of blouses and tops and a sturdy heel, such as a wedge, for day, or killer heels for evening. For more fashion forward styles, look to other current trends for inspiration draping is chic and a military style would also be good. Fabrics can be more luxe than usual look for heavy jerseys (great when draped) or silks; even lace gets a look in.