Every Designer I Can Think of Wants Us to Wear These Shorts This Spring

Emma Spedding

Shorts aren't exactly a crowd-pleasing clothing item, but for spring 2020 every designer I can think of is enamored with shorts and it's the one trend I am certain will go far in 2020. I'm not talking denim hot pants, but longer Bermuda shorts that you could quite feasibly wear to the office. These have a high waistband, a wider baggy leg to the shorts and fall somewhere between the mid calf and just above the knee. They are either to be worn as part of a suit as seen at Max Mara and Chloé, or separately with a jumper or shirt as seen at The Row and Botega Veneta.

"Our clients not only purchase suits as all-in-one looks but also as separates—making this trend a key trans-seasonal look that offers even more options to layer and mix. Another highlight for next season is the sophisticated leather short," adds MyTheresa's Tiffany Hsu. Bermuda shorts might sound divisive, but this is an item that is set to translate, as Moda Operandi said it saw a 30% spike in shorts sales in its trunk show compared to S/S 19.

The street style set is so behind it that some brave people have already been wearing theirs in January—Hsu wore Bermuda shorts suit with a pair of knee-high boots, and Pernille has been wearing hers with a taupe blazer. Keep scrolling to see how to style Bermuda shorts, according to designers and the fashion set.

On the Catwalk:

Pictured above: Alberta Ferretti

Pictured above: Bottega Veneta

Pictured above: Chloe

Pictured above: Fendi

Pictured above: Bottega Veneta

Pictured above: The Row

Pictured above: Max Mara

On the Street Style Crowd:

Shop Bermuda Shorts:

Bottega Veneta Leather Bermuda Shorts (£2695)

LVIR Pleated Linen and Cotton-Blend Piqué Shorts (£195)

Matin Bermuda Checked Cotton-Voile Shorts (£215)

The Frankie Shop Julie Pleated Gabardine Shorts (£130)

Staud Shiloh Woven Shorts (£190)

Arket Belted Shorts (£45)

Tibi Leather shorts (£915)

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Long Chino Shorts (£15)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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