Back in 1985, a catchy television commercial for Nair asked, “Who wears short shorts?”
If today’s SS19 runways are any indication, the answer is, basically, everyone—although not all modern styles are super short. In fact, they run the gamut, from a long gaucho iteration to the catwalk’s biggest surprise, super-tight bicycle paired with a blazer or layered under a sheer dress.
Free People’s Procida Shorts
High-rise crinkle cotton have a beach-vibe with details like coconut buttons.
Free People, Natick Collection, 1245 Worcester St., Natick
L’Agence’s Alex Striped Linen-Blend Paper-Bag Shorts
Can be worn with a simple tee and sandals; its bow-tied belt dresses these up.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 800 Boylston St., Boston
Koral’s Densonic Stretch Shorts
Not for the faint of fashion, these are on-trend and versatile.
Denim & Soul, 180 Linden St., Wellesley
Nic+Zoe’s Perfect Short
Sleek, front-zip shorts hit right above the knee.
Nic+Zoe, The Shops at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill