In the 19th and early 20th centuries, shorts were incepted as the choice of bottoms for young boys till they became adults. Women only started wearing shorts as part of their sports and swimming attire around the 1920s. It wasn’t till the 1950s that the shorts began to be considered as acceptable clothing for daily wear. What was always considered a piece of clothing for little boys till they reached a certain age, rose up the ranks to a chic bottom wear option for women too.
Before the 1950s, wearing shorts outside of the beach or tennis court was an act of rebellion. An era where women were being condemned for wearing trousers, there were many who chose to bare their legs and step out wearing shorts. It took almost two decades to normalize wearing these bottoms, especially during the warmer days of summer. Loose fitting and the longer Bermuda shorts were very popular among women until the ‘hot pants’ rained down in the 1970s. Since then, the shorts have been created, broken down and reimagined into styles like cycling, boards, jorts, skorts and much more.
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Designer shorts, especially during the summer, are a fun option. They are easy to pair, comfortable and breezy, and come in a wide array of styles. Picking between denims, paper bag, linen and other styles can be challenging. We help you decode the styling codes of designer shorts for every occasion.
The high waisted designer denim shorts is a style that is most popular among casual shorts hunters. Denim cutoffs are historically the summer uniform of choice. Sweat shorts are the next in line of succession for the ultimately casual shorts. There are various designer shorts iterations that have popped up in the last few decades. The quintessential summer shorts were given a chic makeover with linen. Linen designer shorts are not only breezy but also fashion forward.
In absolute contrast, satin or sequin designer shorts are perfect for a night out on the town. To slip into absolute vacay mode, paper bag waisted shorts that are cinched by a belt should be your go-to option. Make a statement at work with a co-ordinated shorts and blazer look- it is streamlined enough to not make you look out of place but chic enough to add a playful edge. The Gen Z way of doing things definitely involves owning biker shorts in your casual wardrobes and pairing them with chic crop tops.
Le Mill houses various designer labels from across the globe that carry a diverse collection of designer shorts for women. Find your perfect pair at Le Mill’s brick and mortar space in Colaba or online at lemillindia.com.
Le Mill’s roster of international luxury fashion brands includes some of the most iconic names in industry. Designer shorts at Le Mill are offered in a diverse range- from daily essentials to statement making pieces and spirited resort wear.
Saint Laurent’s newly acclaimed streetwear aesthetics lend an innovative edge to timeless denim shorts. Dries van Noten’s stunning fabrications make for designer shorts that carry an artistic note. Three Grace London has linen designer shorts within their collections which are absolute summer must haves. Gauge 81’s dressier renditions are perfect to style with evening wear and sleek heels. Nanushka’s elevated tailored basics offer you a selection of designer shorts in off beat fabrications and crisp silhouettes.
Silvia Tcherassi has casual essentials that will help you take a break from jeans or trousers for a day on the go. Along with that, De Castro, Collectiva Concepcion and Rosetta Getty have casually tailored numbers that will be essentials to your summer capsules. Resort wear is always made better with breezy silhouettes, bold prints and vivid hues. At Le Mill, brands like Zimmermann, Alexandre Vauthier, Aje and Kika Vargas are some names that carry vacation essential designer shorts.
Browse around at Le Mill’s online store to find designer shorts from these international brands, right at your fingertips.