FOUND: Chic Bermuda Shorts for Every Budget

Monday, April 30, 2007

Marc by Marc Jacobs Stretch Wool Oxford Crops
Marc by Marc Jacobs Oxford Crops

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Short shorts and mini skirts have their place in the perfect summer wardrobe, but their usefulness is limited to weekends and holidays. If you're searching for a summer wardrobe staple that's a little more versatile, look no further than the bermuda short. From the office, to lunch with the girls, to cocktail hour, to the beach, bermuda shorts can do it all.

The flattering straight, wide-leg cut suits most body types and the knee-length makes them appropriate for most social situations. It seems like designers are catching on to the utility of a good pair of bermuda shorts because they are suddenly cropping up in a huge range of fabrics, colors, and prices. Yay! Haven't found your perfect pair yet? Check out these fabulous finds.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Oxford Crops (right) are dressy enough for work, yet mellow enough for play, and look simply divine paired with stacked heel wedges, as shown in this picture.

For an equally work-appropriate, yet much less expensive, alternative check out these Cotton/ Wool Bermuda Shorts from Chaiken. They are perfect for a day at the office.

Chaiken dark green cotton wool bermuda shorts
Chaiken Cotton/Wool Bermuda Shorts
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The sleek dark denim of these Vika bermuda shorts creates a look that proves that denim shorts can be dressy. I'd wear these for a hot lunch date.

Vika Bermuda Short in Dark Halo
Vika Bermuda Short
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Bermudas go beach-chic when dressed up in juicy watermelon plaid, like this sweet find from legendary surfwear label Volcom.

VOLCOM Plaidmeister Womens Bermuda Shorts - Watermelon
Volcom "Plaidmeister" Bermuda Shorts
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Leave it to Gap to produce the ultimate classic white bermuda short. Simply perfect.

Gap Clean white Bermuda shorts
Clean White Bermuda Shorts
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Chic bermudas, available in 6 spring-tastic colors, for under $30. What's not to love?

Manhattan Bermuda Short
Variations: Driftwood (shown), Black, Optic White, Black Iris, Pool Blue, Peppermint Pink
Available at: New York & Company

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