8 Chic Pairs of Shorts That Actually Keep You Covered
Ah, the sundress: the one-piece wonder of your summer wardrobe. Until you’re Citi Biking or sitting on grass or just feel like wearing something else. Shorts are an obvious alternative—but they can be a challenge for those of us who no longer have the fashion sense (or the metabolism) of a 20-year-old. Leave the denim diapers to the NYU kids and try one of these über-flattering pairs instead.
Belted + Striped
Nautical vibes for days.
Floral + Scalloped
Be the most ladylike guest at that Hamptons party without even wearing a dress.
June + Hudson ($49)
Sporty color-blocking plus leg-skimming drape equals maximum wearability.
Zeus + Dione ($115)
Saturday night drinks with the girls? Trade out your go-to LBD for this waist-cinching pair.
You’d think doubling up on trends would be overkill, but the effect is surprisingly elegant, thanks to the clean A-line silhouette.
Guaranteed to go with everything.