If there's one short silhouette that's made itself known this season, it's the biker short. Spotted all over Instagram, celebrities, and the runways, the fitted style is looking more and more like a wardrobe essential for the summer. And considering athletic-driven styles can make for the perfect warm-weather alternative to your favorite workout leggings, there's really no better time to hop on the trend. That said, if you're unsure of where to locate the best biker shorts to transition from barre to brunch, you've come to the right place — there are double-duty styles you can slip on for workouts and beyond just a few scrolls away.
Being able to reference reviews from customers who've tested a product out before you is always helpful, and luckily there are several biker short styles that have received the stamp of approval from fellow shoppers. Take this $59 Elation 8" Short In Powervita™ from Athleta; it's received more than 100 reviews from customers and has been rated just under five stars. The high-rise shorts are made of buttery soft fabric and can be worn to yoga with a tank or paired with a blousy white top and a strappy sandal for non-gym days.
You can turn to Adidas for a classic white and black striped style that'll have you looking sleek pre- and post-workout. The Women's Originals Bike Shorts ring in for just $30 and will look just as good with your running sneakers as they will with a clean, white slide. The same goes for this versatile $48 Black High-Rise Bike Short from Girlfriend Collective, which will keep you cool with its sweat-wicking, breathable design.
Of course, you can also bring a pop of playful color into your look with Outdoor Voices' FreeForm Shorts. The $45 high-rise style from the fashion-girl favorite brand sits at a 5-star rating and has received a slew of glowing reviews from customers, with one even going as far to write that they're the single greatest pair of shorts they've ever owned.
Continue on to see and shop six well-reviewed bike short styles that are worthy of a spot in your wardrobe.