Cracking The Code: Non-Grandma Bermuda Shorts

Photo: Courtesy of Zara.
You’ve stared at them quizzically for years and consider them a grandma staple, but trust us: You’re going to want a pair of Bermudas at knee arm’s length this season. Not only is the style a sweet alternative to booty shorts — rejoice! — or ankle-length skimmers — only a good choice if you want to sweat to death come June — they also work for pretty much every occasion. Worn with a crisp blazer for the office or a flirty top for a night out, the shorts look totally fresh and cool.
Despite what you may think, everyone can pull 'em off (not just the matronly set) — it doesn’t matter if you have legs for days or consider yourself to have total stumpsters. Click through to see if we can convince you, and shop a few pairs if you're feeling tempted. And, that’s the long and short of it.
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For a current, forward vibe, go for the monochromatic look.
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A denim option that's slim, but not too tight, fits for casual Friday and the weekend.
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A cuffed, slightly loose pair is flattering for all leg shapes.
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A touch of sheer is fresh without being too provocative.
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A printed, silk option is femme and totally rad — you can wear them anywhere!
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These crisp Tibi stunners are classic, but the perforated detailing gives them just the right amount of edge (and ventilation).
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If you're not into the style that hits right at the knee, go for a slightly shorter cut — it's still considered a Bermuda.
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A subtle graphic print gives the classic shape an extra touch of toughness.
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For an unexpected look, try a pair that's flowy and almost skirt-like.