Long Shorts for Women That Don’t Scream Frumpy!

If you swore off shorts a long time ago because everything out there seemed too short and skimpy, then you’ll be glad to know that long shorts are making a comeback. But don’t worry, these aren’t the old lady kind!   

Popular brands like Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Talbots and have given long shorts a modern twist. Take a look at some of my favorites.

1. Side Slit Bermuda Shorts

In a recent post on the latest jeans, I talked about slits on the front and side of the hem being the new thing. Well, it seems like this trend has carried over into shorts.

These cute coral Bermuda shorts from NYDJ are sleek, modern, and sporty. Tiny side slits make them a touch sexy, too, especially when you pair them with heels and a pretty blouse.

2. Wide Leg 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 NYDJ shorts feature the same exclusive lift-tuck technology as your fave NYDJ jeans to help flatten the tummy and lift the rear.

These also come in a pretty pastel pink, and black.

3. Tailored Denim Shorts

Long denim shorts are always in style, but if you want a more elevated jean shorts look, then these denim Bermuda shorts (also here) are it.

The darker wash and crisp tailoring give these a more formal look and feel. Try pairing them with loafers and a cotton collared shirt for a smart, elegant look.

4. Pleated Long Shorts

It’s been a long time since we have seen pleats on pants or shorts, but they’re making a comeback. These pink 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.

5. Striped 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 it you stick to a classic print like black and white stripes, this can be a good look.

These striped trouser Bermuda shorts (also here) are lively but not loud. Pair them with a black or 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.

6. Rolled Hem Bermuda Shorts

Rolled hem Bermuda shorts have more of a vacation vibe but can be very flattering too. I love these white denim Bermuda shorts belted with a neutral shirt and leather sandals. Combining neutrals gives a refined, clean look that’s sporty but grown-up.

Here are some more fabulous long shorts for women and ideas for how to style long shorts.

Style with a Tee

A simple tee with some skinny long shorts and a pair of stretch statement sneakers are comfy and modern.

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Style with a Pretty Blouse

Take advantage of all the pretty floral blouses out there right now and pair one with a pair of flowy wide-leg shorts. This is such a feminine look. Stick to flats to keep it chic.

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Go Off the Shoulder

An off-the-shoulder top is always a pretty complement to a pair of classy shorts. This pretty embroidered top with the smocked neckline is right on trend and a nice way to soften up shorts and add a touch of romance.

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What do you think of the new long shorts? Will you be wearing them this summer?

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