How to find your perfect pair of shorts

Think you can’t wear shorts? Think again. From high-waisted denim shorts to this season’s on-trend cargo styles, these flattering shapes will have you reconsidering the summer staple. 

Bermuda shorts

2020 is the year of leg liberation. Ignore silly ‘rules’ about shorts not suiting certain body types or anyone over 40; this season’s trend for Bermuda shorts is a great entryway for anyone feeling wary. Roomy, knee-length designs look great with sleek styling – think crisp white shirts and fitted blazers. If you’re unsure, a pair of Bermudas with a built-in belt will ensure you’re channelling sophistication, not skate-park vibes. Finish with minimalist sandals or, for dressier occasions, a pair of summer-ready heels.

Walk on the SUNNY side with this vacation-ready pairing

Cargo shorts

Although the number one box-ticking feature of cargo shorts is their practicality, the laidback charm of this style is not to be underrated. They’re particularly brilliant for flattering wider hips – the A-line shape skims over your silhouette – but work well for every body shape. Wear with a pretty peplum blouse and slides or, for ultra-easy outfitting, a striped tee and sneakers. Once you own a pair, you won’t know how you survived summer without them.

Choose CARGO shorts for ultra-easyoutfitting

High-waisted shorts

A feelgood, feminine option, high-waisted shorts are a great alternative to skirts come summer, mainly because they still offer the opportunity for a figure-flattering tuck. The shape nods to this season’s trend for boxing-style shorts, but instead of logos and nylon, look for summer-ready patterns and pretty detailing, such as the contrast buttons on this pair. Sitting above the hip, high-waisted shorts are brilliant for adding extra inches to short legs and breaking up a long torso. They’re also super comfy, although if you’re worried about the dreaded thigh rub, these anti-chafing shorts offer an underwear solution. Wear your high-waisted wonders with simple T-shirts and cute camisoles for a winning formula.

Smarten up your SHORTS with a sleek blazer

Denim shorts

As the mercury rises, it’s time to reach for your hot weather equivalent of a good pair of jeans: denim shorts. Available in a range of designs, there’s a pair for everyone, whether you’re after a relaxed, casual fit or the bum-accentuating powers of our Magic Shaping denim. The best thing about denim shorts is their versatility; like any good closet staple, they’ll integrate seamlessly with your existing clothes. Team with T-shirts, tanks or blouses for laidback summer days, and keep hold of your hard-wearing denim for any vacations to come.

There’s a pair of our DENIM shorts for everyone

Words: Sophie Hines



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