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You don't have to be a bridesmaid-or even invited to a wedding-to wear these shimmering shorts with hand-applied sequins for a slinky meets sporty look (read: stunning). Our favorite part? If you are a bride, they work at the reception, at the after party, on your honeymoon and for pretty much any occasion after that. 3" inseam. Poly. Elastic waist. On-seam pockets. Lined. Dry clean. Import. Online only.
Textured eyelet turns otherwise humble high-waist shorts into a pair you can wear to the office, on nights out on the town, running errands and, well, pretty much anywhere. It's just a question of footwear. Sits at hip. 3" inseam. Cotton. Lined. Machine wash. Import.
An easy pull-on-and-go-style (think gym shorts that you don't have to wear to the gym) with an overblown floral print. Because we're pretty sure no one has ever said "no thanks" to flower Sits at hip. 2" inseam. Linen/cotton. Elastic waistband. On-seam pockets. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
Cut with a flattering crossover front, J.Crew's long silk-twill shorts are perfect if you prefer styles with more coverage. Complement their relaxed look with a tailored shirt and sandals. Navy and white silk-twill Hook and zip fastening at front 100% silk; lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Large to size . See Size & Fit tab .
Make short work of summer in a pair sporting a bold burst of blooms adapted from a vintage textile (one of our favorite prints of the season). Everyone knows that if you want to impress a girl, you bring her flowers-here's to hoping you're impressed. Sits at hip. 5" inseam. Poly. Zip fly. Lined. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Firework floral short $69.50
In a print that reminds us of balmy getaways, this short captures a laid-back island vibe we love. Sits below waist. 3 1/2" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Hook-and-bar closure. Pockets. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
J.Crew Cotton faille short in paradise floral $79.50 $49.99
Crafted from crisp cotton sateen, this pair of shorts sports a lush and lemony floral print that's arguably a wearable work of art-which is no surprise, since it comes to us from Italy's Luigi Verga, founded in 1940 and famous for its digital and hand-painted motif Sits at hip. 2 1/2" inseam. Cotton. Side zip. Lined. Dry clean. Import.
Inspired by classic menswear, this short is made from drapey matte crepe and finished with trouser details. Because borrowed-from-the-boys sometimes looks better on the girls (especially with a pair of heels). Sits just above hip. 5" inseam. Poly. Hook-and-bar closure. Pockets. Lined. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Pleated double-stripe short $79.50 $54.99
Mara Hoffman's signature patterns and bright colors are inspired by her global travels, the natural world and magic and mysticism. So, it's no surprise that we set a flight alert for some place wondrously warm within 10 minutes of seeing this beach-ready romper in a playful parrot print that she dreamed up exclusively for u Hits at midthigh. Rayon. Drawstring at waist. Hand wash. Import. Online only.
Who says borrowed from the boys can't be sexy? Our foulard short is both easy (see: pull on) and chic (see: jacquard) because a million pocket squares and ties can't be wrong. Sits at hip. 4 1/2" inseam. Poly. Elastic waistband. Dry clean. Import.
A short version of our skinny Andie chino, crafted in garment-dyed cotton (perfect for days that call for a bit more polish than cutoffs). City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 9" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Zip fly. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
J.Crew Andie short $55 $39.50
Somewhere in between a cover-up and a swimsuit, this bright-blue retro floral board short makes a splash whether you're strolling the streets or actually in the water (in which case: lucky you). 1 1/2" inseam. Poly. Our swimsuits are machine washable, but we recommend hand washing as it helps keep the fabric and the shape of the suit looking newer, longer. Import. Online only.
The brainchild of an architect and Daft Punk's former artistic director, Maison Kitsuné clothes combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a Parisian twist. Known for their fresh proportions, structured volumes and refined materials, the design duo behind the collection focuses on mastering the standards-and this short does just that. Crafted in lightweight tweed, it's classic summer style perfected. Sits just above hip. 2 1/2" inseam. Viscose/poly/wool/cotton/acrylic/polyacrylic. Side zip. Lined. Dry clean. Import.
Kitsune Maison mini high-waist short $435 $299.99
Made from a subtle herringbone cotton twill with a hint of stretch, this cool-girl cargo short has a slightly worn-in look we love. It'll be number one on our packing list for a warm-weather getaway. Sits just above hip. 7" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Zip fly. Pockets. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Zip cargo short $75 $49.99
How to make denim cutoffs cooler? Take a washed-out, beaten-up pair and use lasers to extract color and create a circle pattern. That's what we did, anyway. Each short is treated individually with this special-and time-consuming-process, so no two pieces are exactly alike. City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 5" inseam with rolled cuff. Cotton. Zip fly. Traditional 5-pocket styling. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Denim short in laser dot $89.50 $49.99
Each pair is washed for over 300 minutes, so they're supersoft and feel totally worn in from the first time you put them on. Plus, you don't have to steal them from his closet. City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 7 1/2" inseam, but we like it rolled to 5". Cotton. Button fly. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
J.Crew Broken-in boyfriend chino short $55 $24.99
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Somewhere in between a cover-up and a swimsuit, this stripe board short makes a splash whether you're strolling the streets or actually in the water (in which case: lucky you). 2 3/8" inseam. Cotton/nylon. Our swimsuits are machine washable, but we recommend hand washing as it helps keep the fabric and the shape of the suit looking newer, longer. Import. Online only.