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.

Printed shorts od Palm Angels Printed shorts od Palm Angels AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Palm Angels

Printed shorts

Houndstooth shorts od Chloe Houndstooth shorts od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Chloe

Houndstooth shorts

Branded sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Branded sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Branded sweat shorts

Performance shorts with logo od Nike Performance shorts with logo od Nike AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Nike

Performance shorts with logo

Lace-trimmed shorts od Burberry Lace-trimmed shorts od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

Lace-trimmed shorts

Logo shorts od Stella McCartney Logo shorts od Stella McCartney AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Stella McCartney

Logo shorts

Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Logo sweat shorts

Logo sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Logo sweat shorts od Rick Owens DRKSHDW AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Logo sweat shorts

High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

High waisted shorts

High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile High waisted shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

High waisted shorts

Leather shorts od Saint Laurent Leather shorts od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Leather shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Balmain Stonewashed denim shorts od Balmain AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Balmain

Stonewashed denim shorts

Side stripe leggings od M Missoni Side stripe leggings od M Missoni AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

M Missoni

Side stripe leggings

Shorts with geometric pattern od M Missoni Shorts with geometric pattern od M Missoni AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

M Missoni

Shorts with geometric pattern

Lace-trimmed shorts od Self Portrait Lace-trimmed shorts od Self Portrait AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Self Portrait

Lace-trimmed shorts

Wool shorts od Saint Laurent Wool shorts od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Wool shorts

Wool shorts od Saint Laurent Wool shorts od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Wool shorts

Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Printed shorts

Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Printed shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Printed shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Nike Logo-printed shorts od Nike AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Nike

Logo-printed shorts

Logo-printed shorts od Nike Logo-printed shorts od Nike AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Nike

Logo-printed shorts

Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Shorts with skirt motif

Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino Shorts with skirt motif od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Shorts with skirt motif

Short leggings with logo od MISBHV Short leggings with logo od MISBHV AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

MISBHV

Short leggings with logo

Cuffed hem shorts od See By Chloe Cuffed hem shorts od See By Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

See By Chloe

Cuffed hem shorts

Patterned denim shorts od R13 Patterned denim shorts od R13 AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

R13

Patterned denim shorts

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Rag & Bone

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Gg-patterned shorts od Gucci Gg-patterned shorts od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

GG-patterned shorts

Shorts with stripes od Gucci Shorts with stripes od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

Shorts with stripes

Checked shorts od Red Valentino Checked shorts od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Checked shorts

Embroidered denim shorts od Moschino Embroidered denim shorts od Moschino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Moschino

Embroidered denim shorts

Houndstooth shorts od Alexander McQueen Houndstooth shorts od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Alexander McQueen

Houndstooth shorts

Shorts with metal elements od Balmain Shorts with metal elements od Balmain AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Balmain

Shorts with metal elements

Shorts with leggings od Unravel Project Shorts with leggings od Unravel Project AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Unravel Project

Shorts with leggings

Denim shorts od Saint Laurent Denim shorts od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Denim shorts

Leather shorts od Saint Laurent Leather shorts od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Leather shorts

Wool shorts od Alaia Wool shorts od Alaia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Alaia

Wool shorts

Floral-detailed track shorts od ADIDAS Originals Floral-detailed track shorts od ADIDAS Originals AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS Originals

Floral-detailed track shorts

Raw-trimmed shorts od Heron Preston Raw-trimmed shorts od Heron Preston AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Heron Preston

Raw-trimmed shorts

Short performance leggings od T by Alexander Wang Short performance leggings od T by Alexander Wang AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

T by Alexander Wang

Short performance leggings

Branded performance shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney Branded performance shorts od ADIDAS by Stella McCartney AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS by Stella McCartney

Branded performance shorts

Floral-printed shorts od ADIDAS Originals Floral-printed shorts od ADIDAS Originals AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS Originals

Floral-printed shorts

Pleat-front shorts od Red Valentino Pleat-front shorts od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Pleat-front shorts

Leather shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile Leather shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

Leather shorts

High-waisted shorts od Golden Goose High-waisted shorts od Golden Goose AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Golden Goose

High-waisted shorts

Camo denim shorts od Diesel Camo denim shorts od Diesel AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Diesel

Camo denim shorts

Lace trim shorts od Self Portrait Lace trim shorts od Self Portrait AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Self Portrait

Lace trim shorts

‘mai’ denim shorts with rips od AllSaints ‘mai’ denim shorts with rips od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Mai’ denim shorts with rips

‘hannah’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘hannah’ denim shorts od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Hannah’ denim shorts

‘hannah’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘hannah’ denim shorts od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Hannah’ denim shorts

‘hannah’ raw-trimmed denim shorts od AllSaints ‘hannah’ raw-trimmed denim shorts od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Hannah’ raw-trimmed denim shorts

Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Bottega Veneta

Leather shorts

Floral-embroidered denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Floral-embroidered denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral-embroidered denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Gucci Raw-edge denim shorts od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Raw-edge denim shorts

Floral-printed shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Floral-printed shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral-printed shorts

High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana High-waisted shorts od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

High-waisted shorts

Check shorts od Chloe Check shorts od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Chloe

Check shorts

Drawstring shorts od Helmut Lang Drawstring shorts od Helmut Lang AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Helmut Lang

Drawstring shorts

Patterned leggings od Just Cavalli Patterned leggings od Just Cavalli AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Just Cavalli

Patterned leggings

‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints ‘alva’ shorts with pockets od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Alva’ shorts with pockets

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.