Rita Ora red micro shorts just took hotpants to new levels

Rita Ora with short hair
Rita Ora with short hair

Right now there's not much Rita Ora can do in the sartorial department that can surprise us.

Whether she's wearing super sheer dresses, fish gills on her face, dinosaur spikes along her spine or bringing back the monobrow, the 33-year-old singer and fashion designer currently holds the title of most experimental fashion muse of the moment.

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This was also demonstrated in her latest music video for her new song Ask & You Shall Receive. Alongside her crawling out of a washing machine in nude underwear (yes, you read that right), Rita also sported a Devilish red look that certainly captured attention.

She posted a close-up of her make-up and beauty look, paying homage to make-up artist Chloe Rose who used a muted complexion look to allow vibrant red feather-like eyelashes, red eye contacts and a matching orangey-red lip to do all the talking.

The clips were taken from her latest music video Ask & You Shall Receive
The clips were taken from her latest music video Ask & You Shall Receive (Instagram/@ritaora)

She captioned the post: "Can we take a minute to appreciate that red makeup look from my Ask & You Shall Receive music video? My MUA @bychloerose absolutely SLAYED it!! [rose emoji][heart emoji]." Within her Instagram carousel flaunting her epic facebeat, Rita showcased the accompanying outfit: a white vest, layers of gold jewellery and oxblood red hotpants that somehow combined 'underwear as outwear' with short shorts and still looked chic.

The micro shorts to end all micro shorts
The micro shorts to end all micro shorts (Instagram/@ritaora)

Kate Moss is undeniably the original micro shorts influencer, with perhaps no image more iconic than the model at Glastonbury in 2005 wearing checked short-shorts with a black waistcoat and black Hunter wellington boots. From preppy pleated shorts suits to layering them with tights, she is the undisputed OG of the trend that makes any pair of legs look endless.

Rita's cheek-cutting pair put a 2024 spin on the classic style, with a super high cut to create a flattering, figure-hugging silhouette.

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