Vintage Bermuda Shorts

As a female whose never had a thigh gap, shorts have always been my least favorite article of clothing. By the time I was old enough to pick my own clothes, it was the 2000s and the only shorts available were tight, denim and covered 1/3 of your butt cheek. After enough time dealing with leg chaffing and thigh jiggling, I pretty much swore off shorts completely (with an occasional emergence during vacations). That was until I discovered bermuda shorts had a resurgence in 2010 and I was finally able to do whatever summer activities one can’t do in a skirt. Side note: I don’t really know how to ride a bike but if I did, I would ride a bike in these shorts 😜.

As all trends do, this trend came and went. But I’m happy to report that bermuda shorts back again! The best part about this trend is that it had its moment dating all the way back to 50s which just means there are a TON of amazing vintage shorts out there! I’m personally a huge fan of really loose, fluid woven ones in fun and colorful patterns. They look and feel like skirt but you won’t flash anyone when the wind suddenly picks up (yes, this has happens to me too many times to count🙈).

They are also extremely versatile with countless ways of styling them up!

  1. Mini-golf Date Look? Wear your shorts with a cropped sweater tank, sandals (heel optional), necktie and denim jacket
  2. Tuesday meeting at the Office? Pull out the classic white button down, add a blazer and finish off with closed toe heel.
  3. Frisbee at the Park? A vintage tee and sneakers is all you need!

If I’ve convinced you to pick up a pair, scroll down to shop the vintage shorts I found for the store and more I found on Etsy!

Old Forever 21 Jacket & Sweater Tank // Vintage Shorts from Destrier Vintage // Thrifted Sandals // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Old Madewell Scarf

Shop all Vintage Shorts HERE

Vintage Watercolor Shorts from Redkey Threads
80s – 90s Floral Shorts from Redkey Threads
Vintage Tropical Shorts from Redkey Threads
80s Cotton Shorts from Rainbow Time Machine
Green Linen Shorts from Poppycock Vintage
90s Novelty Shorts from Pom Pom Vintage
60s Floral Shorts from Racked Vintage
80s Polka Dot Shorts from Destrier Vintage

Photography by Jacob Baccus


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