Turns Out Princess Diana Actually Started This Major Spring Trend

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We’ll be the first to admit that we weren’t 100 percent sold on the idea of running around town in skin-tight bike shorts at first. But that was before we saw throwback photographs of Princess Diana rocking her bright coral pairs from the summers of 1995 and 1997. And you know what that means—it’s probably only a matter of time before Meg and Kate rock them, too (we'll keep our eyes peeled). Which leads us to believe that maybe we could be bike shorts people after all. Here are the ten pairs we’re eyeing for spring.

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Beach Riot Neon Pink Bike Shorts

Princess Diana wore neon shorts and sneakers, so we wore neon shorts and sneakers.

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Hue High Waist Cotton Blend Bike Shorts

Mark our words: We're living in these cotton bike shorts.

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Zella Live-in High-waist Pocket Bike Shorts

We own the full-length version of these and never take them off.

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Spanx Faux Leather Bike Shorts

The leather-like finish adds extra style points.

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David Lerner Seamless Bike Shorts

No seams means no digging waistbands or hems.

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Reformation Mickey Bike Shorts

These babies are made with recycled nylon, so you can feel good about going for this trend.

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Good American The Boy Short Biker Shorts

If you really feel like going for it, these leopard print shorts are made for you.

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Ultracor Aero Starflower Swarovski Bike Shorts

Bike shorts but make it luxe.

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Make + Model High Waist Biker Shorts

Our motto: The higher the waistband, the better.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Atm Anthony Thomas Melillo Micromodal Ribbed Bike Shorts

And you thought ribbed swimsuits were flattering.

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