This summer, show off your legs in a pair of tailored shorts. If you’ve previously been wary of the revealing nature of some shorts, take comfort in the fact that tailored shorts can be much more forgiving to your figure. Look for looser fitting shorts that sit at your natural waist. Tailored shorts are great for creating a polished, casual look. Below are just a few examples of some terrific tailored shorts.
1 Topshop Premium Rust Shorts
Price: $90.00 at us.topshop.com
These tailored shorts are an excellent example of a timeless design. They are a flattering cut and come in a fantastic rust colour. They feature concealed zippers and fastenings, subtle pleating, and cuffed hems. Tuck in some loose fitting singlets, layer with a slouchy blazer or cardigan, and finish the look off with some lace up oxford shoes.
2 Acne Sensational Short
Price: $200.00 at lagarconne.com
These shorts are aptly named the ‘Sensational’ short. These terrific tailored shorts feature knife pleat detailing at the front and a concealed zip fly with snap closure. They feature slit pockets at the sides and a patch pocket at the back. These shorts are a slimmer fit, so would look great paired with more voluminous items on top.
3 Topshop Stone Button Pocket Shorts
Price: $70.00 at us.topshop.com
Smart and chic is the best way to describe these shorts. They feature two front flap pockets that sit just below the waistband. They also feature a zip fly and button fastening. The cuffed hems finish off the polished design. The slight military accents and stone colour make these shorts a great wardrobe basic.
4 Rag & Bone Hampton High Waisted Wool Shorts
Price: $265.00 at net-a-porter.com
These wool shorts are understated and elegant. They are a high waisted style and feature pleating detail at the front. They also have a concealed zip fly and pockets at the sides and back. These terrific tailored shorts can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
5 Chloé Cotton and Silk-Blend High Waisted Shorts
Price: $565.00 at net-a-porter.com
These silk shorts are great for those after something a little more high-end and designer. They are high waisted, feature casually turned up hems, and have pleats at both the front and back. The silk blend material is a luxe option. Tuck in a blouse and wear a blazer for a sophisticated look, or pair with a cropped shirt for something a little more youthful.
6 Miss Selfridge Sand Suedette Short
Price: $55.00 at missselfridge.com
Suede and suede-look shorts have been seeing increasing popularity lately. These ones are an affordable option. They feature a ‘paper bag’ style waist and tie waist belt. The sandy beige colour is great for mixing and matching with this season’s hottest colours. Try pairing with pastel colours for something feminine, and heavy neutrals for something more bold.
7 Pintuck Shorts by Boutique
Price: $120.00 at us.topshop.com
These terrific tailored shorts have quite a flattering cut. They flare out from the waist to create an A-line shape. The navy blue colour is also a fantastic alternative to black. Pair them with a striped tee and patent red shoes for a touch of Parisian chic.
There are so many terrific tailored shorts out there. This list has only scratched the surface. Which of these are your favourites, and do you have any more you’d like to add to the list?
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