I mentioned in my trend report that shorts across all sorts of lengths, colours, fabrics, silhouettes, and patterns are one of the “it” items of the season. From the shortest hot pants, to the longest Bermudas, and most of them have high rises. Vibes are both straight, stiff and boxy, or as pretty, structured and soft as can be. Lots of paper bag waists, pleats, and harem styles. Thigh-length and knee-length spandex cycling shorts across neutrals and non-neutrals are there too. Here’s an assortment of trendy shorts.

Mango
Chain Print Bermuda
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R13 Crossover Shorts
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3
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WALLIS Epique Shorts
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3
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R13 Crossover Shorts
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1
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Ganni Suiting Shorts
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2
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PAIGE Colima Shorts
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Tibi Ruffle Shorts
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Vince Pull On Shorts
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Most of my clients and friends enjoy wearing shorts in warm and hot weather, usually more than wearing skirts and dresses. Only a couple of my clients have delved into trendy shorts territory, though, which really surprised me. I thought for sure that almost all shorts wearers would be tempted by the fun new silhouettes. Not at all! Instead, most clients and friends refreshed with simple and classic essentials, gear shorts/skorts, and board shorts for the beach. Inseam lengths range from three to ten inches. The collection shows the types of shorts they refreshed the season with.

John Lewis Joules Cruise Long Chino Shorts

John Lewis hush Chino Shorts

Why this lack of interest in the trendy shorts? I think few women are interested in pleated, cross-over and paper bag waists, because of midsection bits, the fuss factor, and short waists. Almost no one likes harem pants, basketball looks, and bike shorts. Dressy shorts are off for their lifestyles, wouldn’t be worn to work, and knee-covering casual shorts are too hot.

I don’t wear shorts at all. That said, I LOVE knee-covering dressy shorts and have a pair of eleven year old black silky harems that I adore. I would have definitely been tempted by the long and dressy styles this season had I not been besotted with midi dresses and skirts that, for me, take centre stage in hot weather. Maybe next year.

Over to you. Are you a shorts wearer? If so are you wearing trendy styles, or sticking to simple classics and gear like my clients.