We're Calling It: This Shorts Trend Is Making a Comeback

Remember Bermuda shorts? Yeah, we do too. Just like culottes and other old-school trends, this one is huge for spring. And whether you were a fan of the look the first time around or not, it’s safe to say that knee-length shorts are back, and this is just the beginning.

Just in time for Coachella, these shorts will show just the right amount of leg if you want to swap out your regular cutoffs and are looking for a little more coverage. The fashion set has already taken claim to the trend, and it’s easy to see why: Edgy and comfortable, the longer shorts can juxtapose any outfit regardless of what you wear—you’ll be the coolest girl in the room.

Whether you prefer a loose and relaxed pair or want to tap into the cycling shorts trend that celebs like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are wearing, we’ve rounded up our favorite knee-length shorts styles so you can shop them all for spring.


How to Style Knee-Length Shorts


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There’s something so edgy and cool about knee-length denim shorts that simply has us staring. Swap out your standard cutoffs for a longer version to have a new take on festival style.

Good American makes the coolest distressed shorts.

Available in sizes 00 to 24. 

Perfect with a simple tee.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Wear these to the music festivals you’ll be attending.

Available in sizes 3 to 9.

Everyone needs a pair of classic Bermudas.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.


How to Wear Bermuda Shorts


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Yes, a pair of relaxed, laid-back shorts can be chic. Wear them with a pair of loafers and a blouse to dress them up.

These look so comfortable.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

These linen shorts will be so breezy when the heat hits.

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 12.


How to Wear Knee-Length Biker Shorts


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Channel Princess Diana with a pair of biker shorts for the ultimate athleisure look. These are so comfortable that you’ll never want to take them off.

Biker shorts, but make it fashion.

Available in sizes IT 36 to IT 46.

Yes, you need these shorts.

Available in sizes 0X to 4X.


How to Wear Knee-Length Shorts to Work


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During the times when all you want to do is wear shorts but you still need to look put-together, look to a pair of structured, tailored shorts for the warm-weather form of a suit piece.

Take these polka-dot shorts on your next vacation.

Available in sizes FR 34 to FR 44.

You’ll look so good in these.

Available in sizes 1 to 3.

For when it’s too hot to wear traditional trousers.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

These will make for the perfect going-out bottoms this season.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.


How to Style Cargo Shorts


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Cargo shorts and pants are huge this spring, and we’re not upset about it. Just think of all the pockets to hold your everyday necessities.

Wear these with your favorite pastel sweater.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Nothing says “picnic in the park” like these shorts.

Available in sizes 14W to 24W.

A new take on camouflage.

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

With these shorts, you can nail your spring and summer look in no time at all, whether you’re headed to a music festival or brunch.