Tap Into the Bermuda-Shorts Trend With These 12 Styles

Aug 3 2022 - 2:40pm

Summer might be winding down, but that doesn't mean our obsession with summer fashion has to. As we see it, fall fashion doesn't really start to take shape until after Labor Day, so there's still plenty of time to stock up on the season's most popular warm-weather essentials or invest in a few transitional pieces for the fall. One of the chicest styles on our radar right now? Bermuda shorts.

It's true: the love-it-or-hate-it shorts [1] of the '90s have once again found their way into mainstream fashion. From the red carpet to the runway and even the wardrobes of our favorite royals (Meghan Markle [2] and Kate Middleton have both donned the style recently), bermuda shorts appear to be back in all of their blousy, high-waisted, and nautical-inspired glory. And if you've yet to invest in the Princess Diana-approved pant [3], this is your sign to get shopping — with the help of our own fashion expertise, of course.

We've perused the internet in search of the best bermuda shorts for women to stock up on this season, with styles from Banana Republic, Mango, Nordstrom, Zara, Macy's, and Target, among others. From pleated pants [4] and linen-blend bottoms [5] to patterned, cotton shorts and a wide array of other office-ready options [6], the bermuda short really is one of the most versatile styles in fashion right now — great for elevating your work wardrobe or styling as a relaxed walking short. Read on to browse (and buy!) our favorite picks.

Banana Republic Lino Bermuda Short

This Banana Republic Lino Bermuda Short [8] ($50, originally $100) is giving us major Princess Diana vibes — and we're totally here for it. Unlike other bermudas, this long shorts style is wrapped in a coastal-infused, ivory-and-navy striped design that's as chic as it is classy. Reviewers also hail the bottom's deep side pockets and practical matching belt.

Frame Bio-Degradable High Waist Bermuda Denim Shorts

Move over, short shorts — denim bermudas are all we have eyes for this season. And these Frame Bio-Degradable High Waist Bermuda Denim Shorts [9] ($135, originally $225) are especially fun, as they pay perfect homage to the grunge styles of the '90s. Whether you're dressing the bottom up with heels or cultivating a more relaxed short-and-boot combo, the outfit potential is limitless.

And Now This Linen-Blend Bermuda Shorts

Thanks to the longer length of these And Now This Linen-Blend Bermuda Shorts [10] ($26, originally $44), you can roll up to the office in style with an ensemble that's as work appropriate as it is chic. The shorts' fabric is made from a plush, linen-blend material, which provides even more comfort. And the style has plenty of color options to shop from, including black, mango, camel brown, and cream.

Staud Elisa Belted Linen Bermuda Shorts

As if we needed any more reason to love bermudas more than we already do, these Staud Elisa Belted Linen Bermuda Shorts [11] ($215) even come with a matching belt accessory that helps to create a more formfitting silhouette. The breezy bottom boasts a linen composition that's elevated by a cotton lining. And best of all: the style has pockets (bonus!).

Wild Fable High-Rise Bermuda Jean Shorts

It really doesn't get cooler than these Wild Fable High-Rise Bermuda Jean Shorts [12] ($20). The wide-leg, lime-colored style is as pretty as it is practical — with a five-pocket design to prove it. The ripped accents complete the look with such a fresh, edgy element, making them perfect to wear to school, dinner, your next outdoor music festival, and beyond.

Open Edit Linen Blend Bermuda Shorts

We're all for dual-purpose styles, which is why we love that these Open Edit Linen Blend Bermuda Shorts [13] ($49) allow us to tap into two of the biggest fashion trends this season (bermuda shorts and the Barbiecore fad), all within a single piece of clothing. Unlike other pairs, these bermudas have more of a straight silhouette, making the bottom great for layering with chunky blazers or other cover-ups.

Zara Faux Leather Long Bermuda Shorts

Of course, when it comes to shopping the year's biggest style trends, Zara is always a great place to start. And these Zara Faux Leather Long Bermuda Shorts [14] ($10, originally $50) are proof of it. If you're looking for a heavier and more polished pair of bermudas to slip into this fall, these faux-leather bottoms come highly recommended — and look great with a chunky pair of loafers.

French Connection Ruth Bermuda Shorts

In the market for an extra-long pair of bermuda shorts? These French Connection Ruth Bermuda Shorts [15] ($71, originally $118) from Macy's should do the trick. The conservative style offers a fresh update to the classic bottoms, courtesy of a zipper and front-button closure, plus a ruched detailing along the waist that creates a more formfitting appeal.

Mango Denim Bermuda Shorts

The perfect pair of bermudas exist — and they're these white Mango Denim Bermuda Shorts [16] ($50). From a coffee date to the office, movies, postwork event, and beyond, this style is so versatile and crisp — with a frayed hem for a more fun, rigid flair. Did we mention the shorts are also available in a black and light-wash blue color?

Banana Republic Chino Bermuda Short

Throw on a chunky blazer, sky-high heels, and a classic button-up with this Banana Republic Chino Bermuda Short [17] ($60) for a more complete and office-ready ensemble. The style oozes '90s working-girl elegance with a more summer-friendly appeal. Plus, the matching belt provides a more cohesive fit, from top to bottom.

Athleta Playa Linen Bermuda Short

Yes, bermuda shorts are fashionable — but the right style can also be incredibly practical. Just look at this Athleta Playa Linen Bermuda Short [18] ($40, originally $79) for further proof. The breezy, linen bottom offers a stretchy and stylish comfort that's perfect for wear on even the most relaxed days. Whether you're wearing them to a picnic, heading out for brunch, or styling them as an elevated walking short, these bermudas ooze a versatile, daytime charm.

Wild Fable Super-High Rise Utility Bermuda Jean Shorts

You can never go wrong with having a jean short in your closet — especially if it's as daring as these Wild Fable Super-High Rise Utility Bermuda Jean Shorts [19] ($17, regularly $20). We'd dress up this pair with a classic white T-shirt, plus tennis shoes or chunky sandals, for a more complete, transitional style — great for building out your back-to-school wardrobe and beyond.

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