7 Best Long Shorts That Don’t Scream Frumpy!

If you swore off shorts a long time ago because they all seemed too short and skimpy, then you’ll be glad to know that long shorts that land just above, and at the knee, are trending! But don’t worry, they’re not the old lady kind!  Brands like Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Talbots have given long shorts a modern twist. Here are the best long shorts for women that don’t scream frumpy.

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Rolled Hem Jean Shorts

Rolled hem Bermuda shorts have more of a vacation vibe but can still be very flattering. I love these soft pink denim Bermuda shorts when paired with a neutral shirt and leather sandals. Combining neutrals gives a refined, clean look that's sporty but grown-up.

Tailored Denim Shorts

Long denim shorts are always in style. The darker wash and crisp tailoring give these shorts a more formal look and feel. Try pairing with loafers and a cotton collared shirt for an elegant look.

Stretch Twill Shorts

When you want a pair of shorts with a little more movement, try a pair with some stretch. This polished pair has two-way stretch cotton twill for more mobility and comfort.

Pleated Linen Shorts

It's been a long time since we have seen pleats on pants or shorts, but they're making a comeback. These peachy pleated, wide-leg shorts are flowy like gauchos and can be dressed up or down. Depending on where you work, you could wear these to the office with a nice top, some heels, quality accessories, and a jacket. This look would best suit creative, and communications-type businesses.

Belted Bermuda Shorts

Shorts with a wider leg and a more sophisticated look are also popular this spring. These relaxed linen-blend Bermuda shorts (also here) are easy to wear and are classy at any age. Linen works well to keep you cool and make you look effortlessly chic. These shorts feature a high waist, pleated waistband, and matching, removable belt for a tailored look.

Black Cargo Shorts

For days when you want a carefree look that's playful and less serious, these drawstring cargo shorts are it. They are sporty and functional and are made with a stretch material that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.

Long Gingham Shorts

Print shorts are trickier to wear because they draw a lot of attention to your bottom half, and frankly, many of the patterns look old lady. But if you stick to a classic print like gingham, this can be a good look. These blue and white gingham trouser Bermuda shorts are lively but not loud. Pair them with a white top for a sophisticated monotone look, or brighten them up with a splash of color in a primary color like red, yellow or blue.

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