The British summer months can pose a bit of a sartorial minefield – firstly, there are those days where you step out in the morning to brilliant sunshine, only for it to downpour later on and all you’re wearing is a strappy dress.
Then there’s the dreaded chafe. Encountered between the thighs whenever one dons a dress, skirt or pair of short shorts, it’s just another thing to add to summer’s long list of evil perils (after wasps and stuffy, sleepless nights).
However, one breakout trend of summer 2021 is here to save us: the bermuda short.
Much longer than your classic Daisy Dukes of yore, short shorts are out and knee-grazing styles are in – rejoice! Tailored, flowy, linen, denim, pattered, plain or knitted, bermuda shorts can traverse a range of styles – as long as the hem stops anywhere between your mid-thigh to your knee, you’re good to go this summer.
With an August heatwave predicted, consider this your sign to pick up a few pairs of bermuda shorts now and be seriously comfortable and stylish when everyone else is sweltering.