Short Shorts Are Summer’s Hottest Runway Trend

Truth to be told, short shorts have often been considered a controversial sartorial choice. Once reserved for those seeking the spotlight or those simply at the beach, hot pants have rarely been considered the chic. They have made an appearance in just about every decade, from the rock and roll‘80s to the pop diva years of the 2000s. Yet somehow, we have been unable to view short shorts as chic and worthy of the fashion runway. This season, leg-baring shorts have been elevated from a youthful trend to a catwalk-worthy look. If you want to know the brand new way to wear short shorts, look no further than these sartorial tips for Summer 2018.

Louis Vuitton

At Louis Vuitton, pastel blue gym shorts made an appearance, paired with an embellished metallic jacket. This unconventional and glamorous take on the classic athletic short was decidedly more fashionable. The addition of the brocade open front jacket contrasted against the solid shorts, and proved that athleisure can be combined with eveningwear trends for a funky ensemble.

Isabel Marant

Designer Isabel Marant stayed true to a more classic look, and brought a mature new finish to an outfit many of us have sported during our student days. This basic sheer black tank is tucked into these high-waisted, studded shorts for a casual look which flatters the waistline. The paperbag waistline helps to create an hourglass silhouette, while the dangling earrings and embellished flat sandals are a cool accessory look.

Derek Lam

The little white dress may be stealing the spotlight, but you can just as easily get the look with a pair of ivory short shorts. Derek Lam brought a tailored effect to the look of white shorts, by styling the bottoms with a matching white button-down shirt. The high collar brings a more modest look to an otherwise sexy outfit, while the shorts showcase plenty of leg and balance out the proportions.

Photos: Vogue Runway