10 High-Waisted Shorts Fancy Enough To Warrant 9-To-5 Play

High-waisted denim cutoffs have been a tried-and-true wardrobe staple since, well, forever. But, despite our best effort to make them office-appropriate, we’re willing to bet that exposed pockets and way casual frayed hemlines don’t exactly bode well for your 9-5.
Still, because the pin-up silhouette is so wildly flattering (hello, gams for days!), we’ve turned to alternatives constructed from sophisticated, sharper fabrics — think silk, jacquard, and faille. Just grab your favorite blazer and strap on a pair of ladylike kicks, and you’ve got yourself a look that’s equal parts sexy and timeless.
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ASOS Silky Shorts in Floral Stripe, $54.30, available at ASOS.
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Valentino Pleated Mikado Shorts, $342, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Opening Ceremony Bradley Faille Shorts, $98, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Cameo Fighter Pleated Short, $104, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Equipment Lewis Printed Silk Shorts, $90.20, available at The Outnet.
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Humble Chic High Waisted Mini Short, $48, available at Humble Chic.
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Sea Stripe-Print Shorts, $377, available at Matches Fashion.
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Forever 21 High-Waisted Serape Shorts, $19.80, available at Forever 21.
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Motel Vintage Dixie High Waisted Shorts, $60, available at Motel.
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Ralph Lauren Robin Cotton Short, $169, available at Ralph Lauren.
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