Hear Us Out: Long Shorts Can Actually Be Cool

We’re making the case for Bermuda shorts, and you’re going to like it.

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    Unless you’re deeply immersed in weird fashion anomalies, the idea of wearing above-the-knee shorts probably sounds like the kiss of death. However, contrary to common thought, long shorts can look good on every style and body type. Don’t believe us? Click through — the results will shock you!

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: Denim on denim, with a side of Bermuda. Enough said.

    ​Image via Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: Because a pinstripe, short suit is all we could ever ask for.​

    ​Image via Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: Aside from playing nice with a Chanel sweatshirt, they give a sporty ensemble a welcome revamp.

    ​Image via Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage

    Miroslava Duma

    Why They’re Cool: Thigh-high boots and long shorts: an unexpected, irresistible marriage.

    ​On Duma: Alexander Terekhov sunglasses; Chanel jacket, top, and shorts; Casadei boots.

    ​Image via Collage Vintage

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    Chloe S/S 14

    Why They’re Cool: This pale shade of blue makes these long shorts the perfect ingredient for a beachy, surfer-girl look.

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Eva Chen

    Why They’re Cool: Even when worn with a bomber jacket and metallic heels, they’re still the outfit’s centerpiece.

    ​On Chen: Levi’s jacket; Topshop culottes; Salvatore Ferragamo bag; Fendi heels.

    ​Image via Style Du Monde

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    PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: They don’t look frumpy next to slip-on sneakers.

    ​Image via Lee Oliveira

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    Dries Van Noten S/S 14

    Why They’re Cool: They could be worn on a date (and pass with flying colors).

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    PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

    Taylor Tomasi Hill

    Why They’re Cool: Taylor Tomasi Hill-endorsed and jacquard. Score!

    ​Image via Lee Oliveira

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: Running your errands in these shorts would be a (stylish) dream come true.

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    Marc Jacobs S/S 14

    Why They’re Cool: Hibiscus-print Bermuda shorts are conversation starters of the utmost stylish variety.

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Street Style

    Why They’re Cool: They can be worn in an insanely cool, minimal way.

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    Acne Kitty Shorts ($320)

    Oh hello, the shorts we’re going to wear every weekend.

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    Babaton Vaughn Shorts ($85)

    ​If tailored shorts are permitted in your office, wear these with a button-down blouse and black pumps.

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    Carven Purple Jungle Print Shorts ($490)

    ​We’d feel so cool in this uber unique print.

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    J.Crew Collection Overblown Floral Shorts ($198)

    ​These shorts are the epitome of tomboy chic.

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    Kenzo Pleated-Front Bi-Colour Cullottes ($525)

    ​Pleated shorts? If Kenzo’s making them, you know they’re rad.

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    Mango Denim Bermuda Shorts ($50)

    ​These would be cool when worn with your denim jacket. The models are doing it!

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    Marc Jacobs Printed Wool Bermuda Shorts ($895)

    ​Now that you have the runway example, live the dream!

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    Marni Blue Denim Paneled Shorts ($380)

    ​The wash and tailoring on these paneled shorts are impeccable.

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    Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Culotte Shorts ($64)

    ​Ditch the romper and wear these to your next picnic instead.

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    Wilfred Dolores Culottes ($95)

    ​Watch out, jungle safari, here we come.

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Kitty Shorts

Kitty Shorts

Acne, $320
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Vaughn Shorts

Vaughn Shorts

Babaton, $85
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Purple Jungle Print Shorts

Purple Jungle Print Shorts

Carven, $490
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Collection Overblown Floral Shorts

Collection Overblown Floral Shorts

J.Crew, $198
SHOP
Pleated-Front Bi-Colour Cullottes

Pleated-Front Bi-Colour Cullottes

Kenzo, $525
SHOP
Denim Bermuda Shorts

Denim Bermuda Shorts

Mango, $50
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Printed Wool Bermuda Shorts

Printed Wool Bermuda Shorts

Marc Jacobs, $895
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Blue Denim Paneled Shorts

Blue Denim Paneled Shorts

Marni, $380
SHOP
Moto Stripe Denim Culotte Shorts

Moto Stripe Denim Culotte Shorts

Topshop, $64
SHOP
Dolores Culottes

Dolores Culottes

Wilfred, $95
SHOP
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