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The Best Denim Shorts

From beach-y cutoffs to office-friendly Bermuda styles, the summer essential is more versatile than you might think.

A triptych of photos of Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Taylor Swift walking down the street in denim ...
From left: Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Taylor Swift show off summer's most versatile denim styles.
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Classic denim shorts, like great white sneakers, are a wardrobe essential. Whether you favor worn-in cutoffs or a crisp, perfectly ironed knee-length look, there are countless ways to run with the effortlessly cool style. Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber have been favoriting baggier Bermudas this summer, while Taylor Swift kept things crisp and cool in a short, raw-hemmed pair in washed black. With so many lengths, washes and finishes to choose from, you could wear denim shorts to the beach, the boardroom and beyond—and never get bored. See all of our tip picks of the season, below.

Works for Work

An elongated cut and prim belt loops make these perfect for the office.

Short and Sweet

Cut short but not too fitted, the silhouette on these perfectly accentuates the waist.

Quiet Luxury

Cut from sumptuous raw denim with a flash of leather on the pocket, these say stealth wealth all over them.

Crisp and Classic

A Bermuda length is versatile and always looks put together.

The New Neutral

The perfect hue for a transitional fall wardrobe.

A Touch of Lace

Looking for the perfect shorts for a night of dancing? We’ve got you (barely) covered.

Slim and Simple

Try these with kitten heels and an oversized button-down for a ’90s-inspired look.

A High-Fashion Skort

The sporty classic gets an Alexander McQueen upgrade.

Instant It-Girl

Pinstripes and cargo pockets—a cheeky combination so wrong, it’s absolutely right.

Logo Flair

The rolled cuff offers a peek at Gucci’s signature print. Pair with a cropped knit for a flawless summer look.

Cheeky Fun

Beachy, easy and fabulous. Wear with a bikini top and barely-there sandals.

Ultimate Nostalgia

The slightly flared cut and the perfect indigo hue makes these feel old school in the absolute best way.

The Baggier the Better

A skater inspired style perfect for laid back weekends in the park.

Pretty in Pink

Sweet and simple, this rose-colored hue looks great with a tan.

Fits Anyone

This classic gender neutral style from the O.G. in denim will get better with every year of wear.

Mom’s Favorite

The “mom jean” of denim shorts.

Legs for Days

Show it all off in this fresh from the runway pair.

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