Ahead, you’ll find skorts in every style and for every mood. With denim, bright colors, classic black, and—of course—a few true tennis whites, you’ll be good to go no matter where your days (and nights!) take you this season.
When you really want to wear a fun and flirty skirt, but don’t want the added stress of a too-short silhouette leading to an unwanted wardrobe malfunction, we have your solution here. It is, of course, the skort. Perhaps a reminder of your childhood wardrobes, or maybe a vestige of your sportier past, the skorts have hit the mainstream this summer. And it a bigger way than ever before.
Sure, you can go full-blown athleisure with pleated spandex tennis-style bottom, but there are so many more tailored options for your more dressed-up days as well. Perhaps you are looking for a party-ready silk bottom, or maybe an edgy leather style; or, what’s more, you might be in search of denim skorts that lies somewhere in between the party-ready and the sweat-wicking ends.
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When are denim shorts not denim shorts? When they have a skirted front that looks like a schoolgirl kilt, of course. Zara has crafted the best of both worlds with this heavy cotton-weave for off-duty days.
Sporty meets sweet in these Tory Sporty skorts, with a wrap front that boasts a tonal ruffle, and a back that looks like a pair of classic tailored shorts.
Go full-blown sporty with a skort from Outdoor Voices. With a two-tone design, the stretch material is moisture wicking and will keep you going through even the most intense of workouts. Oh, and it looks pretty great when you’re nowhere near a tennis court, as well.
When you want to go micro mini, skorts are the way to go. Gone are the days of unwanted wardrobe malfunctions. Instead, the shorts underneath just offer a little bit of safety when you’re dancing the night away, wind at your back.
Go high-fashion with Valentino’s take on the skort trend. Though at first glance, these bottoms look like a tailored white mini skirt, the shorts underneath peek out just the right amount to leave something to the imagination.
Take the trend for a night out on the town with a faux leather look. Alice + Olivia has crafted a pair of shorts that, from the front, look like the edgiest leather mini skirt you ever did see.
Take your skorts to the beach with a block print that’s crafted on a lightweight material that keeps you cool all summer long. Pair this bottom with a maillot swimsuit and you’re ready for all the beach days this summer has left.
This might just be one of the prepiest skorts we ever did see, crafted of a green tweed that wraps in the front, revealing a shorts silhouette in the back. With a single oversized pocket and statement buttons, it’s a modern take on the more conservative woven trend.
This little black mini skirt—well, skort—is flouncing and flirty, with a flutter help that moves with the wind. All you need is a bright white T-shirt and you’ve got yourself the most classic look out there.
Is it a skirt? Shorts? No one can really tell. Isabel Marant has designed a mini skort with so many contrasting lace-trimmed layers that this flirty bottom is, in fact, both.
One of the OG skorts was that designed for the tennis court. Tuckernuck has kept the tradition going with an athleisure skort that’s bright white with red and navy trim. Great for the court, but chic when pounding the pavement as well.
A twist on the classic black bottom, this skort is not only tailored to perfection, but it boasts a scalloped hem for that extra feminine detail to set it apart from the rest.
Sacai is a master at apparel items that are more than meets the eye, and this denim skort is no exception. Looking like a vintage-inspired skirt from the front, they turn into a pair of effortlessly easy shorts from the back.
Not only is this floral skirt an effortless addition to any wardrobe, but it’s sold with a coordinated crop top so that you can mix and match at your leisure.
Make sure that the skorts you’re shopping isn’t too bulky. Shorts and a skirt it might be, but it should feel as though you’ve literally layered one on top of the other!
Take a cue from the athletes on the tennis court and try the hybrid mini skorts that everyone has been talking about this summer. We promise: you’ll instantly fall in love.
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