11 bermuda shorts to buy now ahead of the August heatwave next week

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.

11 bermuda shorts to buy now for summer 2021

blue denim bermuda shorts

Wide Bermuda High Waist Shorts, £17.99, H&M

floral bermuda shorts

High Waist Shorts with Button Side in Poppy Print, £45, OMNES

grey suit bermuda shorts

Y.A.S tailored bermuda short co-ord in dark grey, £50, ASOS

beige denim bermuda shorts
& Other Stories

Spark Cut Denim Shorts, £55, & Other Stories

green print bermuda shorts

Short In Tropical Print, £15 (was £35), Warehouse

navy bermuda shorts

Linen Blend Knee Shorts, £20, Next

pale blue bermuda shorts

Striped seersucker shorts, £27.50 (was £55), Cos

black denim bermuda shorts

Denim Shorts, £45, Arket

knitted bermuda shorts

Knitted bermuda shorts, £7.99 (was £29.99), Zara

pink floaty bermuda shorts

Elastic waist flowy bermuda, £9.99 (was £19.99), Mango

cream denim bermuda shorts

Bermuda denim shorts, £30, Monki