No matter where you’re headed, it’s time to try out the Bermuda shorts trend this season and beyond.

Bermuda Shorts

If you love the longer inseam of a biker shorts but prefer something a little bit more substantial than spandex, Bermuda shorts are a trend that you should surely try this summer. With a length that falls anywhere between mid-thigh and knee, they tend to be more tailored in appeal than a shorter short, be they linen, wool, denim, or the like. 

Originally designed in—you guessed it—Bermuda, they were crafted for men to provide a uniform that was better suited to the heat than a pair of pants. Since then, they’ve surely taken hold in many a women’s wardrobe, championed throughout many a decade in a variety of ways, shapes, and forms. Though the ‘50s might have called for a more tailored suiting style when it comes to your bottoms, the ‘90s brought with it a denim take on the trend. Today, you can try out Bermuda shorts for morning, noon, and night depending on your chosen vibe.



Marni Check Flared Bermuda Wool Shorts

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Elevate your Bermuda short game with a pair of pleat-front checked bottoms.


J.Crew 7” Stretch Chino Short

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Keep it classic with 7” chino Bermuda shorts, in bright white, timeless khaki, or a multitude of other tones.


Nili Lotan Julie Pleated Denim Shorts

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When you can’t decide whether you want to go casual denim or tailored chino, choose a pair of Bermuda shorts that are pleated at the front and boast slit pockets instead of patch.


Loro Piana Miami Striped Linen Shorts

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To add a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe, choose a red and white stripe pattern for your Bermuda shorts. It’s classic and fun at the same time.


Frame Le Vintage Bermuda Frayed Denim Shorts

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Go sleek with black denim skinny jeans in Bermuda short form with these slightly stretchy knee-length bottoms that will quickly become your new go-to.


Lysse High-rise Bermuda Shorts

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Go nautical with a pair of denim Bermuda shorts that feel inspired by vintage sailor’s pants with elongated pockets and no button fly.


Caro Editions Striped Cotton-Poplin Shorts

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For a casual take on the trend, opt for the pajama-style dressing with a pair of longer-line Bermuda shorts that look like the crisp cotton sleep clothing you love so much. 


Zara Belted Linen Blend Shorts

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Made of a linen blend, these Bermuda shorts were designed for the hottest days of summer. Complete with a pleat-front and paperbag waist, they’re best styled with a bodysuit or slim top, tucked in for a more tailored effect.


Re/Done 90s Raw-Edge Denim Shorts

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Go ‘90s with a pair of vintage re-worked denim Bermuda shorts, with just enough slouch to feel easeful and worn-in, boasting a tad more length than you might otherwise be used to with your Daisy Dukes.


Balmain Logo Print Bermuda Shorts

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For a casual take on the trend, go for drawstring sweat Bermuda shorts with a longer inseam, giving you that borrowed-from-the-boys-locker-room feel.


Wandler Poppy Leather Shorts

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Transition your shorts into cooler months with a pair made of leather. While you can always opt for classic edgy black, why not take a cue from Wandler and opt for a bright white style instead?


Stella McCartney Salt & Pepper Logo Denim Bermuda Shorts

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Keep it classic with a pair of denim Bermuda shorts. For logomania lovers, these Bermudas feature a stripe down each side with a subtle brand name in a lighter denim wash.


The Row Trin Tailored Crepe Shorts

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of white Bermuda shorts for summer. That said, instead of your go-to short shorts, why not try the Bermuda short trend on for size? These flat-front bottoms are perfectly tailored for wear with a T-shirt by day or silk camisole by night.


Isabel Marant Étoile Titea Denim Paperbag Shorts

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The ‘90s loved a slouchy denim moment and Isabel Marant has tapped into the retro trend, crafting a pair of paperbag waist bottoms with swooping shorts and an elastic band.

Pro Tip


Make sure that there is a part of your Bermuda shorts that boasts a little bit of tailoring. It could be that they’re slim all the way through, but even for the slouchier styles, they are best worn when fit to your waist or hips instead of haphazardly falling loose from your frame.

For more casual days, choose a slouchier long-line pair, styled with a classic white T-shirt or loose button-down shirt. For evenings, you can even take this trend out for a night on the town by opting for a silk or leather pair that you might tuck a silk camisole or bodysuit into instead. Even if you’re a short short lover, it’s time to think outside of the box and slip into a pair of Bermuda shorts that have had many decades of popularity throughout time.

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