If you’re tired of wearing dress slacks and don’t feel comfortable in skirts and dresses at the office, you might like to try a pair of dressy Bermuda shorts for Spring and Summer business casual dressing. Dressy shorts combine the practical comfort of slacks with the breezy, playful and more alluring elements of a knee-length skirt.

Choose a style in a dressy fabric like a cotton spandex with sheen, or silk and linen blends. Keep the waistband wide and alter if need be. Since the item is for a professional setting, keep the length either on the knee or just above it and no shorter. Go for styles with flat fronts because they’re definitely more flattering than side entry pockets with annoying linings that peek through.

I adore the look of shorts with heels like pumps, peep-toes, sandals and cage sandals. So modern and sassy. But dressy flats will also work if heels are not your thing. Combine dressy shorts with tops, blouses, shirts, jackets and accessories the same way you’d dress up a pair of dress slacks. All you’re doing is baring your lower legs but with a little extra coverage than if you were wearing a skirt.

As a fashion stylist, dressy Bermuda shorts absolutely work for my dressy yet creative business casual style. What do you think? Are they a Summer substitute for dress slacks and skirts in your business casual setting?

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A selection of dressy Bermuda shorts. Black gets my top vote as the dressier colour, but brown, caramel and grey are nice options too. You’ll need to use your imagination with this item. The pictures aren’t very attractive and the shoes that they’ve used would not be my first choice. But I assure you that the product can work when matched with the right items.