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-rise shorts od Marni High-rise shorts od Marni

Marni

High-rise shorts

Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Logo sweat shorts

Adidas originals x her studio london od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x her studio london od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x HER Studio London

'reflective monogram' shorts od MISBHV 'reflective monogram' shorts od MISBHV

MISBHV

'REFLECTIVE MONOGRAM' shorts

Shorts with lace trim od Dolce & Gabbana Shorts with lace trim od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Shorts with lace trim

Shimmering shorts od Ann Demeulemeester Shimmering shorts od Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester

Shimmering shorts

Raw edge denim shorts od Heron Preston Raw edge denim shorts od Heron Preston

Heron Preston

Raw edge denim shorts

‘hannah’ high waist shorts od AllSaints ‘hannah’ high waist shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Hannah’ high waist shorts

Ribbed shorts od Etro Ribbed shorts od Etro

Etro

Ribbed shorts

‘winnie’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘winnie’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Winnie’ denim shorts

Shorts with decorative back od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya Shorts with decorative back od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Shorts with decorative back

Shorts with detachable belt od Heron Preston Shorts with detachable belt od Heron Preston

Heron Preston

Shorts with detachable belt

Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Leather shorts

Logo shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Logo shorts

Shorts with pockets od Jacquemus Shorts with pockets od Jacquemus

Jacquemus

Shorts with pockets

Shorts with logo ‘dna’ od Nike Shorts with logo ‘dna’ od Nike

Nike

Shorts with logo ‘DNA’

Fringed shorts od Philipp Plein Fringed shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Fringed shorts

Cropped leggings with logo od ADIDAS Originals Cropped leggings with logo od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Cropped leggings with logo

Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta Leather shorts od Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Leather shorts

Leather shorts od Saint Laurent Leather shorts od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Leather shorts

‘cora’ shorts od AllSaints ‘cora’ shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Cora’ shorts

‘rafaella’ shorts od AllSaints ‘rafaella’ shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Rafaella’ shorts

‘barry’ denim shorts od AllSaints ‘barry’ denim shorts od AllSaints

AllSaints

‘Barry’ denim shorts

Adidas originals x unity press od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x unity press od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Unity Press

Double-layer shorts with logo od Nike Double-layer shorts with logo od Nike

Nike

Double-layer shorts with logo

Double-layer shorts with logo od Nike Double-layer shorts with logo od Nike

Nike

Double-layer shorts with logo

Leather high waist shorts od Saint Laurent Leather high waist shorts od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Leather high waist shorts

Denim shorts with logo od Rag & Bone Denim shorts with logo od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Denim shorts with logo

Pleat-front shorts od Stella McCartney Pleat-front shorts od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Pleat-front shorts

Shorts with reflective logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Shorts with reflective logo od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Shorts with reflective logo

Short leggings with logo od ADIDAS Originals Short leggings with logo od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Short leggings with logo

Pleat-front shorts od Off-White Pleat-front shorts od Off-White

Off-White

Pleat-front shorts

High waist leather shorts od Off-White High waist leather shorts od Off-White

Off-White

High waist leather shorts

Leather shorts od Etro Leather shorts od Etro

Etro

Leather shorts

Sparkling denim shorts od Saint Laurent Sparkling denim shorts od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Sparkling denim shorts

Denim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein Denim shorts with logo od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Denim shorts with logo

Raw edge denim shorts od Michael Michael Kors Raw edge denim shorts od Michael Michael Kors

Michael Michael Kors

Raw edge denim shorts

Skull motif shorts od Philipp Plein Skull motif shorts od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Skull motif shorts

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x pharrell williams od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Pharrell Williams

Two-layered shorts od M Missoni Two-layered shorts od M Missoni

M Missoni

Two-layered shorts

Cropped leggings with logo od Vetements Cropped leggings with logo od Vetements

Vetements

Cropped leggings with logo

Striped shorts od Rag & Bone Striped shorts od Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Striped shorts

High-waist shorts od Zimmermann High-waist shorts od Zimmermann

Zimmermann

High-waist shorts

High-waisted shorts od See By Chloe High-waisted shorts od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

High-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts od MSGM High-waisted shorts od MSGM

MSGM

High-waisted shorts

Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals Logo sweat shorts od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

Logo sweat shorts

Denim shorts with logo od MSGM Denim shorts with logo od MSGM

MSGM

Denim shorts with logo

Adidas originals x her studio london od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x her studio london od ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Her Studio London

Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Patterned shorts

Pleated trousers od MSGM Pleated trousers od MSGM

MSGM

Pleated trousers

Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana Patterned shorts od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Patterned shorts

Cotton shorts od Givenchy Cotton shorts od Givenchy

Givenchy

Cotton shorts

High-waisted shorts od MSGM High-waisted shorts od MSGM

MSGM

High-waisted shorts

Denim shorts with logo od Stella McCartney Denim shorts with logo od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Denim shorts with logo

Adidas originals x lotta volkova od ADIDAS Originals Adidas originals x lotta volkova od ADIDAS Originals PERMANENT COLLECTION

ADIDAS Originals

ADIDAS Originals x Lotta Volkova

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.