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.

High-waisted shorts od Red Valentino High-waisted shorts od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

High-waisted shorts

Embroidered shorts od Stella McCartney Embroidered shorts od Stella McCartney quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Stella McCartney

Embroidered shorts

Pleated denim shorts od Alaia Pleated denim shorts od Alaia quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Alaia

Pleated denim shorts

Shorts with metal embellishment od Dsquared2 Shorts with metal embellishment od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Shorts with metal embellishment

Drawstring shorts od Dsquared2 Drawstring shorts od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Drawstring shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Dsquared2 Stonewashed denim shorts od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Stonewashed denim shorts

Embroidered denim shorts od Red Valentino Embroidered denim shorts od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Embroidered denim shorts

Openwork shorts od Red Valentino Openwork shorts od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Openwork shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Amiri Stonewashed denim shorts od Amiri quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Amiri

Stonewashed denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od R13 Raw-edge denim shorts od R13 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

R13

Raw-edge denim shorts

Raw-trimmed shorts od R13 Raw-trimmed shorts od R13 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

R13

Raw-trimmed shorts

Floral motif shorts od Zimmermann Floral motif shorts od Zimmermann quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Zimmermann

Floral motif shorts

Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2 Distressed denim shorts od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Distressed denim shorts

Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

ADIDAS Originals

Logo sweat shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Stonewashed denim shorts od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Stonewashed denim shorts

Floral motif shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Floral motif shorts od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral motif shorts

Side stripe sweat shorts od Red Valentino Side stripe sweat shorts od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Side stripe sweat shorts

Patterned sweat shorts od Just Cavalli Patterned sweat shorts od Just Cavalli quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Just Cavalli

Patterned sweat shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile Stonewashed denim shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

Stonewashed denim shorts

Stonewashed denim shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile Stonewashed denim shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

Stonewashed denim shorts

Side-stripe sweat shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile Side-stripe sweat shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

Side-stripe sweat shorts

Side-stripe sweat shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile Side-stripe sweat shorts od Isabel Marant Etoile quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Isabel Marant Etoile

Side-stripe sweat shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Saint Laurent Raw-edge denim shorts od Saint Laurent quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Saint Laurent

Raw-edge denim shorts

Tie-up shorts od Moschino Tie-up shorts od Moschino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Moschino

Tie-up shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Rag & Bone Raw-edge denim shorts od Rag & Bone quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Rag & Bone

Raw-edge denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Versace Raw-edge denim shorts od Versace quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Versace

Raw-edge denim shorts

Polka dot shorts od Moschino Polka dot shorts od Moschino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Moschino

Polka dot shorts

Fringed denim shorts od Off White Fringed denim shorts od Off White quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Off White

Fringed denim shorts

Logo shorts od Versace Jeans Logo shorts od Versace Jeans quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Versace Jeans

Logo shorts

'de-lowy' denim shorts od Diesel 'de-lowy' denim shorts od Diesel quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Diesel

'DE-LOWY' denim shorts

Shorts with slip pockets od Red Valentino Shorts with slip pockets od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Shorts with slip pockets

Drawstring shorts od Saint Laurent Drawstring shorts od Saint Laurent quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Saint Laurent

Drawstring shorts

Patterned shorts od Gucci Patterned shorts od Gucci quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Gucci

Patterned shorts

Stitching details shorts od Alaia Stitching details shorts od Alaia quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Alaia

Stitching details shorts

Stitching details shorts od Alaia Stitching details shorts od Alaia quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Alaia

Stitching details shorts

Leather shorts od Isabel Marant Leather shorts od Isabel Marant quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Isabel Marant

Leather shorts

Shorts with decorative buttons od Balmain Shorts with decorative buttons od Balmain quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Balmain

Shorts with decorative buttons

Fringed denim shorts od Off White Fringed denim shorts od Off White quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Off White

Fringed denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Givenchy Raw-edge denim shorts od Givenchy quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Givenchy

Raw-edge denim shorts

Drawstring shorts od Unravel Project Drawstring shorts od Unravel Project quick-view

Unravel Project

Drawstring shorts

Shorts with charm od Dsquared2 Shorts with charm od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Shorts with charm

Leopard print denim shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen Leopard print denim shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

McQ Alexander McQueen

Leopard print denim shorts

Elastic shorts od Rick Owens Elastic shorts od Rick Owens quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Rick Owens

Elastic shorts

Pleat-front shorts od Chloe Pleat-front shorts od Chloe quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Chloe

Pleat-front shorts

Shorts with skirt od Red Valentino Shorts with skirt od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Shorts with skirt

Cuffed leg denim shorts od Dsquared2 Cuffed leg denim shorts od Dsquared2 quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Dsquared2

Cuffed leg denim shorts

Raw-edge denim shorts od Saint Laurent Raw-edge denim shorts od Saint Laurent quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Saint Laurent

Raw-edge denim shorts

Belted shorts od Zimmermann Belted shorts od Zimmermann quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Zimmermann

Belted shorts

Waist belt shorts od Zimmermann Waist belt shorts od Zimmermann quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Zimmermann

Waist belt shorts

Frilled shorts od Zimmermann Frilled shorts od Zimmermann quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Zimmermann

Frilled shorts

Logo-embroidered shorts od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang Logo-embroidered shorts od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang quick-view

ADIDAS by Alexander Wang

Logo-embroidered shorts

Branded sweat shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen Branded sweat shorts od McQ Alexander McQueen quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

McQ Alexander McQueen

Branded sweat shorts

Sheer shorts with logo od Missoni Sheer shorts with logo od Missoni quick-view

Missoni

Sheer shorts with logo

Pleated shorts od Red Valentino Pleated shorts od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Pleated shorts

Branded high-waisted shorts od Versace Versus Branded high-waisted shorts od Versace Versus quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Versace Versus

Branded high-waisted shorts

Denim shorts with skirt od Red Valentino Denim shorts with skirt od Red Valentino quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Red Valentino

Denim shorts with skirt

Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone Raw-trimmed denim shorts od Rag & Bone quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Rag & Bone

Raw-trimmed denim shorts

Drawstring shorts od Off White Drawstring shorts od Off White quick-view

Off White

Drawstring shorts

Denim shorts with rip od Rag & Bone Denim shorts with rip od Rag & Bone quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Rag & Bone

Denim shorts with rip

Logo-printed shorts od Nike Logo-printed shorts od Nike quick-view

Nike

Logo-printed 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.