25 Mad Cool Shorts Starting At $17!

Admit it: You've been hunting high and low for a pair of shorts that don't make you feel like you're trying to recapture your college days. Us, too. Shorts, in general, are a slippery style slope, and unless you have really great gams, they pose lots of pitfalls for the sartorially minded. But alas, they are one of our summer obsessions, so, in the hopes of being an equal opportunity shorts provider, we've assembled a list of 25 pairs of chic shorts—options that can go from office-friendly to scandalously scanty, depending on your size, mood, and activity. And starting at just $17 (in fact, most of these picks ring in under $100), you can put some of that extra dough toward a few more yoga classes, or better yet, do like us and take the stairs. Your legs will love you.
Above, from left: Madewell Pedal Shorts, $59, available at Madewell; Old Navy Women's Distressed Low-Rise Shorts, $19.99, available at Old Navy; Fairground High Cut Shorts, $76, available at ASOS; Gap Pleated Roll-Up Shorts, $49.50, available at Gap.
Above, from left: Madewell Brunch Shorts, $49, available at Madewell; Vince Cotton Utility Shorts, $145, available at Net-a-Porter; Alexander Wang Silky Shorts, $315, available at La Garconne; Alexander Wang Shorts With Apron, $495, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: Stolen Girlfriend Club Cable Knit Short, $153, available at I Don't Like Mondays; Acne Denim Shorts, $239, available at TenOverSix; AllSaints Devon Shorts, $70, available at AllSaints; Rachel Comey Ballet Skort, $180, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: Loeffler Randall Knotted Short, $225, available at Loeffler Randall; Topshop High-Waisted Striped Hotpants, $60, available at Topshop; Forever21 Tribal Striped Denim Short, $16.90, available at Forever21; J.Crew Chambray Pier Short, $29.50, available at J.Crew.
Above, from left: Ecote High-Waisted Short, $48, available at Urban Outfitters; American Apparel Tap Short, $38, available at American Apparel; Hesleden Boyfit Shorts, $89, available at Jack Wills; Alexandra Cassaniti Neoprene Shorts, $115, available at Creatures of Comfort.
Above, from left: Acne Sensational Loose Silk Shorts, $123, available at Browns; Bullhead Fray Indigo Short, $29.50, available at Pacsun; Shelly Steffee Tuxedo Short, $360, available at Refinery29 Shops; Zucca Tahiti Print Shorts, $357, available at Creatures of Comfort; Kimchi Blue Tap Short, $48, available at Urban Outfitters.
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