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Every New Shorts Trend You Need To Know About For 2019

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Is it jumping the gun to already proclaim 2019 the year of the short? Despite never having fully exited the scene, it's fair to argue that shorts have taken a sartorial backseat the last several seasons. Separates like slip skirts, wide-leg trousers, and statement jean styles have temporarily taken their place. But, even early into the year, it seems that in 2019, shorts are a must-try trend once again. With temperatures steadily climbing upward and designers offering an arsenal of interesting silhouettes, it's due time to sit down and decide which style of shorts you and your legs are subscribing to this season.

For spring, luxury labels like Prada, Fendi, and The Row all offered up fresh takes on shorts as are buzzy contemporary brands including Nanushka and Ganni. A main takeaway: These iterations all feel like a major step up from your basic denim cutoffs. And, there are a slew of categories to choose from, which means there's an option no matter your personal style uniform, be it sleek and minimalist, preppy, or tomboyish. Ahead, find out what the six biggest shorts trends are right now and shop your favorite pairs to get started on your next great outfit.

Sport Shorts

What sounds better than slipping into a pair of roomy shorts with an elastic waistband? Answer: nothing. These sporty shell shorts are reminiscent of high school P.E. uniforms but with a luxury twist that makes them feel appropriate for adulthood. Team yours with a polished top and statement accessories, like a belt bag and ribbed socks.

Proenza Schouler PSWL

$218

Parachute Drawstring-Waist Shorts

Rubber-Appliqued Neon Shell Shorts

$565

Off-White

Appliqued Shell Shorts

$540

Prada

Colorblock Shorts

$220

Natasha Zinko

Shell Shorts

$214

Ganni

Cycling Shorts

The biker shorts trend has been popular among fashion insiders for the last few seasons but like any trend, it's taken a while to become more mainstream. Brands of every sartorial bent are offering a pair of these spandex shorts, and influencers are illustrating their versatility by pairing them with layering pieces like blazers, sweaters, and dresses.

Holey Bike Shorts

$125

YanYan

Jane Leggings

$931

Khaite

Waves Satin-Jersey Shorts

$413

Ambush

Cycling Shorts

$10

H&M

Printed Shorts

$690

Fendi

Tailored Shorts

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Tailored shorts are effortlessly polished and also happen to prove especially useful during summer's hottest months when you still need to look as professional as possible. Wear them teamed with a matching blazer, or try them with a linen blouse tucked in — either way, a pair of structured shorts should be in every woman's closet.

Wool-Blend Shorts

$580

Tibi

Gallia Shorts

$285

Weekend Max Mara

Carito Shorts

$473

Veronica Beard

Textured Weave Shorts

$40

Zara

Woven Shorts

$730

Stella McCartney

Bermuda Shorts

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These long, slim shorts are for the especially adventurous sort. The key to making them feel cool is what you style with them — consider a pair of socks and cute loafers or 90s-inspired strappy sandals finished with a statement hoodie or graphic tee.

Poplin Shorts

$1,590

Prada

Cady Shorts

$611

Dion Lee

Patsy Shorts

$350

Anna Quan

Bermuda Shorts

$60

Violeta

Houndstooth Jacquard Shorts

$564

Pushbutton

Safari Shorts

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Your Instagram feed is likely flooded with photos and videos of your friends on some safari or outdoor adventure, dressed to the nines. If you're not headed to Africa anytime soon, but want to embody the spirit of adventure, embrace the season's selection of safari-inspired khaki-colored shorts.

Belted Cotton Shorts

$1,350

Brunello Cucinelli

Tailored Shorts

$148

Scotch & Soda

Pleated Woven Shorts

$500

Theory

Linen Shorts

$96

Pixie Market

Pete Poplin Shorts

$489

Joseph

Tap Shorts

If you're a fan of the pajama dressing trend then a pair of silk, lace, or cotton shorts in a soft color palette should be at the top of your spring shopping list. Translate them to day with a crewneck sweater or button-down shirt.

Elwood Shorts

$78

Babaton

Shorts

$910

Stella McCartney

Crep de Chine Shorts

$382

See By Chloe

Lace-Trimmed Shell Shorts

$420

Sandy Liang

Naila Shorts

$404

Nanushka