There are so many choices in shorts this season so you have lots of them to choose from. There are 3-inch, 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch–the various lengths give you lots of options. Regardless of your favorite length, I believe everyone needs to have a pair or two of Bermuda shorts in their closet.
Bermuda shorts, also called walking shorts, are a classic style worn by both men and women. They are typically a longer length short and come between one and three inches above the knee. But where did Bermuda shorts get their name?
At the beginning of the 20th Century, British military officers stationed on (you guessed it) Bermuda wore a uniform named the “Bermuda rig” that included a blazer, shorts, and knee socks. Due to the tropical climate. officers were allowed to wear shorts and knee socks to replaced the long trousers that were originally required. So, how about that?
Are these longer shorts for you? Honestly, almost any body type can wear this length. I know this because even with my shorter legs, I can style Bermuda shorts. For me, it often works best if I wear a pair that can be rolled up. That allows me to adjust for the best length for me.
And today, I’m sharing how to style Bermuda shorts that are super affordable, incredibly comfortable and totally stylish!
How to Style Bermuda Shorts
The beauty of a longer length short is the ability to wear them almost anywhere. You can easily dress up a pair with a blazer and heeled sandals that will work in more environments than a pair of shorter casual shorts.
Here are tips for how to style Bermuda shorts:
- a tucked in tailored shirt or top
- a fitted tee
- a tunic top
For the most part, a longer tunic top doesn’t work well with shorts that are very short. A tunic requires a longer fitted pant or skirt to give your outfit the needed contrast between loose and fitted pieces that make for an attractive look. The Bermuda-length shorts, then, also work well with a tunic.
These shorts are one of the most comfortable pair I own. From Target’s Universal Thread line, these Bermuda Shorts have a high-rise waist, are stain resistant, and have a touch of stretch. Perfect! I bought my usual size 6 and rolled the hem one more roll.
Tunic tops come in so many styles and colors, too. This one is from Chico’s. I bought it on sale just a couple of weeks ago and it’s no longer available. Grrr. But here are three very cute options, both on sale: Paisley Tunic Top (blue shades), Medallion Envelope Tunic (aqua shades), and another Paisley Tunic in green shades with an envelope hem.
My emerald green slides are from last year but I pull them out when I want to make a statement! I found the green slides here for an incredible under $40 price tag!
If you think that Bermuda shorts are not for you, give them another try. They add another dimension to your summer wardrobe.