Longer shorts are having a fashion moment, just like they did back in the ’90s. They were mainstream in 1995, but so far in 2024 they are still fringe. The lengths of longer shorts vary from just above the knee to just below the knee. Silhouettes are slim, fluid, wide or very wide. Rises are mid to high. Waistbands are straight or pleated. Fabrics are thick and substantial, or soft and drapey. Vibes are casual or dressy. Most longer shorts are solid, but some are patterned. Some form part of a matching co-ord. Colours are generally neutral and earthy. The collection shows a range of examples.

Zara
Menswear-style Shorts
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COS
Pleated Bermuda Shorts
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COS
Pleated Bermuda Shorts
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Wide-leg Shorts
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Longline Denim Shorts
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H&M
Jersey Thong Bodysuit
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Zara
Brmd Lng 12
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After learning the hard way in hot, humid and very sunny Greece last year, l no longer wear shorts of any description. I need the coverage of longer bottoms for sun protection. But if I did wear shorts, I’d be all over this trend. I love the look of longer shorts, and wore both dressy and casual versions back in the ‘90s. I also wore clamdiggers about 15 years ago and loved them.

Over to you. What do you think of the long shorts trend?