Short Change: Summer’s Top Crop of On-Trend-Right-Now Shorts

Chances are, if you're a woman over the age of 16, you've hesitated at the sight of shorts. But with the season's wide range of styles, shorts are having a moment in the sun (and long after sunset).

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Tory Burch | J. Crew
Chances are, if you're a woman over the age of 16, you've hesitated at the sight of shorts. But with the season's wide range of styles, shorts are having a moment in the sun (and long after sunset).
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Rogan
The Rogan Petrov Short is a day-to-night summer staple, soft as sweats but just smart enough with a blazer and similarly boyish footwear (we like oxfords or clogs).
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La Garconne
The Foldover Shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim pack quite the punch in a conveniently sporty silhouette. Dance the night away at whatever disco you can find in 2010, or make a glamorous statement. It's a bottom that can go quite formal, but that they're actually shorts is your wink.
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A.P.C.
Put a French twist on an all-American summer with A.P.C. Sailor Shorts - at once sophisticated and impossibly adorable.
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Net-a-Porter
Shimmery, tailored and eco-friendly traits make the Edun Satin Shorts last from brunch to evening cocktails.
J. Crew
Ah, the joys of summer multiply in the easy, breezy retro goodness of J. Crew Madras Boyfriend Shorts - at a nicely knee-approaching length to boot. Creative Director Jenna Lyons makes them just right with some feminine flounce up top.
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Rachel Comey Petal Shorts give off an uber-girly hipster vibe with a high waist and sweet side buttons, while a forgiving scalloped hem is the icing on the cake.
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American Eagle Outfitters
There's something seriously sexy about American Eagle's Dip-Dye Shorties, and it could either be the worn-in perfection of the ombre dye job, the $39.50 price tag or simply the length leg underneath.
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Net-a-Porter
Tucker High-Waisted Linen Shorts offer just a whiff of trend to a classic piece. We see a refined, lady-like daytime look with enough spunk to keep it light.
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La Garconne
Go intergalactic with the Vena Cava Dorze Shorts and their lovely jumbo side-bow to top off a groovy starry-night print. Silky and light pleats counterbalance the vastness of the darkness.
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Saks Fifth Avenue
Somewhere between high fashion and stealing your man's briefs lie the T by Alexander Wang Ribbed Shorts. Whether you style them in the avant-garde Wang manner or keep it casual, you've nailed it either way.
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La Garconne
If you really want to commit to the shorts trend - and do so all year long - then the Boy by Band of Outsiders Suede Shorts are your hot ticket to do just that. The belted, khaki-color crops are a trend-centric mid-thigh length with roomy pleats and a rolled cuff to add to its fashion relevance, while maintaining classic appeal.
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Tory Burch
Tory Burch's Justine shorts, tailored linen in a small scale floral print, are a little preppy, but not too.
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