This season has shaped up to be one of minis, and the micro shorts rank high on the style charts. Pulling away from the distressed denim cut-offs that ooze festival vibes and the raunchy hot pants of the 1970s, the micro shorts of today are decidedly more polished.
They cut just under the bum, cheekily grazing the thighs, and come in all manner of print and fabric to cater to every taste. Whether you style your micro shorts with barely there steppers or thigh-high boots, you’re guaranteed to score big with this tiny number.
A delicate matter
Dolce&Gabbana showed how to play feisty seductress by juxtaposing a lace-trimmed satin pair with a studded leather jacket and hardware galore for an edgier take on sexy.
St Clair Shorts, US$565 (S$770), MacGraw at Farfetch
Scalloped Cotton-Blend Corded Lace Shorts, $862, Michael Kors Collection at Net-a-Porter
Birds Of A Feather
Gucci presented a different — but no less alluring — kind of appeal with a provocative look of fur shorts, quirky accessories and lace lingerie.
High-Waisted Feather-Trim Shorts, US$781 (S$1,065), Seen Users at Farfetch
Leaning into haute couture, Givenchy went for a masterful mix of frills, micro plissé and leather that read naughty but nice.
PatBO X Alessandra Jute Trim Cut-Out Shorts (Pre Order), US$365 (S$498), PatBO
Side Ruffle Wool Shorts, $1,603, Alexander McQueen at Nordstrom
Etro took the relaxed-chic route with a geometric-print number worn with a matching top under a longline vest for resort feels.
Rhythmic Belted Floral-Print Linen Shorts, $875, Zimmermann at Net-a-Porter
Geometric Jacquard Shorts, US$435 (S$597), Paco Rabanne at Moda Operandi
Chanel debuted a set, but opted for classic tweed in coral and a boy fit for timeless, tailored elegance.
Shorts In Tweed, $2,000, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Button-Embellished Gingham Tweed Shorts, $1,040, Balmain at Farfetch
This article was first published in Harper's Bazaar Singapore.