Every New Shorts Trend You Need To Know About For 2019


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


Parachute Drawstring-Waist Shorts

Rubber-Appliqued Neon Shell Shorts



Appliqued Shell Shorts



Colorblock Shorts


Natasha Zinko

Shell Shorts



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



Jane Leggings



Waves Satin-Jersey Shorts



Cycling Shorts



Printed Shorts



Tailored Shorts


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



Gallia Shorts


Weekend Max Mara

Carito Shorts


Veronica Beard

Textured Weave Shorts



Woven Shorts


Stella McCartney

Bermuda Shorts


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



Cady Shorts


Dion Lee

Patsy Shorts


Anna Quan

Bermuda Shorts



Houndstooth Jacquard Shorts



Safari Shorts


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


Brunello Cucinelli

Tailored Shorts


Scotch & Soda

Pleated Woven Shorts



Linen Shorts


Pixie Market

Pete Poplin Shorts



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





Stella McCartney

Crep de Chine Shorts


See By Chloe

Lace-Trimmed Shell Shorts


Sandy Liang

Naila Shorts