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When it comes to warm-weather dressing, you can’t beat a solid pair of shorts. What should you look for when selecting your next pair of shorts? Start by addressing your needs.

If you’re doing something casual like going to a picnic or spending the day at the beach or music festival, a pair of cotton shorts or even cutoffs may be your best bet, as they’re stylish and easy to wash, should you need to. J.Crew and Madewell produce cotton shorts in an array of colorways, and The Gap and Urban Outfitters have a huge array of stylish cutoff shorts—some even with boho-looking fringe details—to choose from. Cutoffs look best when paired with strappy sandals or of-the-moment sneakers like Converse.

For something more party-ready, try buying a pair of leather shorts. You can wear them with long-sleeve blouses for cocktail hours and evenings out, and you also have the option of toning down the vibrato of leather by throwing on a structured menswear-inspired blazer. Leather shorts in particular look great over opaque tights, too, so if the temperatures start to dip and you don’t want to bare your legs, you can style your leather shorts over dark stockings.
  • Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Rolled denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Rolled denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's denim shorts have a cool, love-worn feel - they're designed with distressed panels and rolled cuffs. The versatile mid-blue hue works with a host of separates, from plaid shirts to feminine camisoles.
  • Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts
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    Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts
    rag & bone's light-wash 'Mila' shorts have an effortless, lived-in look. Perfectly distressed and designed with frayed cut-off hems, this off-duty style is cut for a comfortable, loose fit. Work a laid-back outfit with a fringed bag and Western-style ankle boots.
  • Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts
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    Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts
    Cut-off denim shorts are an essential building block to a well-edited summer wardrobe. This Saint Laurent pair is cut for a skinny fit and has cool frayed trims. Tap into the label's boho aesthetic and team yours with fringed boots.
  • Marni Cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Marni Cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Marni's white shorts have been crafted from a breathable blend of cotton and linen. We think the loose but tailored silhouette works equally well with a tee or a structured shirt.
  • Stella McCartney Zanda silk crepe de chine shorts
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    Stella McCartney Zanda silk crepe de chine shorts
    Tailored for a high-rise fit, Stella McCartney's lightweight 'Zanda' shorts are cut from fluid silk crepe de chine. They're designed with a flexible elasticated waistband and flattering stitched pleats.
  • Frame Denim Le Cutoff distressed stretch-denim shorts
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    Frame Denim Le Cutoff distressed stretch-denim shorts
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Frame Denim's 'Le Cutoff' shorts are a summer staple. Made from comfortable stretch-denim, this low-rise pair is finished with rolled-up hems and distressed detailing. Style yours with a tee and sandals.
  • Stella McCartney Stretch-denim shorts
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    Stella McCartney Stretch-denim shorts
    Stella McCartney's shorts are cut from organic denim in keeping with the label's eco-friendly ethos. They're crafted with a touch of stretch for flexibility, and lightly whiskered for a pre-loved feel. Rolled cuffs add to the effortless appeal of this pair.
  • Current/Elliott The Boyfriend low-rise stretch-denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Boyfriend low-rise stretch-denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's bright white shorts are cut for a relaxed boyfriend fit. Designed to be worn low at the hips, this stretch-denim pair is a summertime staple.
  • Alice + Olivia Pleated striped cotton-blend shorts
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    Alice + Olivia Pleated striped cotton-blend shorts
    Alice + Olivia's tactile cotton-blend shorts are pleated - the shape resembles a mini skirt. This high-rise pair is fully lined for a smooth fit and is woven with shimmering silver thread.
  • Stella McCartney Warwick slub canvas shorts
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    Stella McCartney Warwick slub canvas shorts
    Stella McCartney's 'Warwick' shorts are bold and vibrant. They're tailored from structured slub canvas and are cut to sit high at the waist. The single pleats through the front give this piece an elongating effect. Wear yours with a shirt.
  • Ballet Beautiful Skyline knitted jersey shorts
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    Ballet Beautiful Skyline knitted jersey shorts
    AVAILABLE AS AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Former professional ballerina Mary Helen Bowers created activewear brand Ballet Beautiful especially for barre fitness. These New York-made shorts are cut from a unique knitted jersey with superior stretch and flexibility.
  • Miguelina Minnie crocheted cotton shorts
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    Miguelina Minnie crocheted cotton shorts
    Miguelina's designs are inspired by travel and the art of practical packing. These crocheted 'Minnie' shorts have a tasseled drawstring waist and pretty scalloped hems.
  • REDValentino Polka-dot satin-twill shorts
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    REDValentino Polka-dot satin-twill shorts
    REDValentino's shorts are cut from satin-twill and are pleated for a softly structured silhouette. The oversized polka-dot pattern is woven into the fabric - keep it in focus with a simple shirt.
  • Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off twill shorts
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    Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off twill shorts
    rag & bone's 'Mila' shorts are cut from flexible Japanese twill for comfortable, easy movement. This pair has a slightly loose fit and is finished with a deconstructed hem. Team yours with sneakers and a T-shirt at the weekend.
  • Rag & bone Nesi velvet shorts
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    Rag & bone Nesi velvet shorts
    rag & bone's black velvet shorts have a partially elasticated waistband, slant pockets and a thigh-high hem. Wear yours with a tonal top.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Satin-trimmed crepe tuxedo shorts
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Satin-trimmed crepe tuxedo shorts
    MICHAEL Michael Kors' black tuxedo shorts are a contemporary choice for evening looks. Crafted from smooth crepe, this slim-fit, high-waisted pair is trimmed in satin .
  • Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Camille stretch-denim shorts
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    Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Camille stretch-denim shorts
    Alexa Chung's collaboration with AG Jeans was built around the missing pieces of her "dream denim wardrobe." 'The Camille' shorts are a classic summer silhouette in a flattering navy wash. Blended with just a hint of stretch, they are skinny but comfortable. Style yours with a Breton top and sneakers.
  • Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Fifi high-rise stretch-denim shorts
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    Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Fifi high-rise stretch-denim shorts
    Denim is a key part of Alexa Chung's coveted personal style - something her collaboration with AG Jeans celebrates. ‘The Fifi' shorts, with a flattering high-rise and subtly frayed trim, are made in Los Angeles - tuck in your tee to accentuate the look.
  • Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
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    Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
    Raphaëlla Riboud crafts these simple-yet-sweet 'Fred' shorts from airy cotton-poplin — a fabric so light and breathable the label has dubbed it 'moussoletta'. Though designed in a classic boxer silhouette, they're given feminine flair with lace inserts and a crystal -embellished button.
  • Jay Ahr Wrap-effect coated stretch-knit shorts
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    Jay Ahr Wrap-effect coated stretch-knit shorts
    Jay Ahr's coated stretch-knit shorts are supremely flattering. This draped style sits high on the waist and is designed with a tie-fastening wrap-effect front overlay. Transition it from day to night with a tucked-in top and metallic flats.
  • Steve J & Yoni P Ruffled denim shorts
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    Steve J & Yoni P Ruffled denim shorts
    Steve J & Yoni P gives these relaxed shorts a flattering and feminine look with ruffled trims. Crafted from white denim, this mid-weight pair has a pleated front to soften the silhouette.
  • Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
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    Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
    Michael Kors' stretch-cotton shorts are cut for a smart fit – they are pressed through the front and back and have both slant and welt pockets. We think this black pair looks especially chic with a shirt.
  • Rag & bone The Boyfriend distressed low-rise denim shorts
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    Rag & bone The Boyfriend distressed low-rise denim shorts
    Woven without stretch, rag & bone's 'The Boyfriend' denim shorts promise to keep their shape. Wear this heavily distressed pair with everything from tees to sweaters.
  • Rag & bone The Boyfriend low-rise denim shorts
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    Rag & bone The Boyfriend low-rise denim shorts
    rag & bone's boyfriend-fit shorts are colored in the label's 'Aged Black ' wash for a love-worn feel. Rolled cuffs add to their insouciant appeal. Wear this USA-made pair with everything from jersey tees to patterned shirts.
  • J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
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    J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
    J Brand's '1158' shorts are perfect for summer. This pair has all the classic elements - belt loops, five pockets and a frayed, cut-off hem. Wear yours on vacation with a tee and flat sandals.
  • Alexander Wang Wool-crepe shorts
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    Alexander Wang Wool-crepe shorts
    It's easy to dress Alexander Wang's tailored shorts up or down to suit the occasion - style them with everything from a simple tee to a crisp white shirt. This black wool-crepe pair is designed with smart pressed creases, discreet pockets and handy belt loops.
  • J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
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    J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
    Inherit J Brand's cool Californian aesthetic with these charcoal denim shorts. Subtly faded, distressed and frayed, this design is engineered for a love-worn look. Style yours with slip-on sneakers or sandals at the weekend.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
    Blended with touches of cotton and wool for a structured shape, 3.1 Phillip Lim's wide-leg culottes sit at your waist. This pair hits at the most flattering point on the calf and is easy to dress up or down.
  • Steve J & Yoni P High-rise denim shorts
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    Steve J & Yoni P High-rise denim shorts
    Steve J & Yoni P's light-blue denim shorts sit high on your waist and flare out into a relaxed shape – super flattering no matter what your figure. Complete an effortless off-duty look with a tucked-in T-shirt and sandals.
  • MiH Jeans Phoebe mid-rise denim shorts
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    MiH Jeans Phoebe mid-rise denim shorts
    Made from faded light-blue denim, MiH Jeans' 'Phoebe' shorts have an authentic lived-in look. Finished with cool raw edges and cut for a relaxed fit, this versatile pair works with both sporty or bohemian separates.
  • Flagpole Swim Jensen stretch shorts
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    Flagpole Swim Jensen stretch shorts
    Flagpole Swim uses Italian-made Sensitive™ fabrics to craft its designs. The four-way stretch material used to make these shorts is anti-piling, anti-bacterial, chlorine-resistant and quick-drying. This pair also has an asymmetric side split for freedom of movement. Team yours with a tank or bikini top.
  • Tory Burch Marit striped cotton-blend shorts
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    Tory Burch Marit striped cotton-blend shorts
    Striped vertically on the front and horizontally on the back, Tory Burch's 'Marit' shorts are neatly tailored from breathable cotton. Wear yours with a white shirt and flats.
  • Band of Outsiders Satin shorts
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    Band of Outsiders Satin shorts
    Band of Outsiders gives these black satin shorts insouciant appeal with two slouchy front pockets. This lustrous pair sits high at the waist to elongate and flatter your silhouette. Channel the label's boy-meets-girl aesthetic and style them with an oversized shirt.
  • Bottega Veneta Pleated cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Bottega Veneta Pleated cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Bottega Veneta's mushroom shorts are in line with this season's safari-inspired mood. Crafted from cotton and linen-blend, this pleated pair is cut for a flattering high-rise fit. Wear yours with a tucked-in shirt and sandals.
  • MiH Jeans The Kin stretch-denim culottes
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    MiH Jeans The Kin stretch-denim culottes
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. "Our approach is always grounded in our '70s roots," says MiH Jeans' Creative Director Chloe Lonsdale. These stretch-denim culottes are tailored in a flattering A-line silhouette and come in an exclusive retro-inspired wash that was specially developed at the label's London studio.
  • Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
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    Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
    Missoni Mare incorporates the house's signature zigzag crochet-knit into beachwear. These colorful shorts are lightweight and have a flexible, elasticated waistband - perfect for pulling on over a bikini.
  • No. 21 Pleated cotton culottes
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    No. 21 Pleated cotton culottes
    Culottes continue to be a key style this season. N°21's cleanly tailored cotton pair has a flattering high-rise, partially elasticated waistband and crisp front pleats. Wear yours with a tucked-in top and block-heel sandals.
  • Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
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    Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
    Proenza Schouler's black culottes are crafted from mid-weight stretch-wool and cropped to fall at a flattering point on your leg. Complement the wide, fluid shape with a loose top.
  • Miu Miu Pleated stretch-wool crepe shorts
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    Miu Miu Pleated stretch-wool crepe shorts
    Cut for a boxy fit, Miu Miu's stretch-wool crepe shorts are tailored to sit high on the waist. Front pleats and slant pockets create a flattering silhouette. We'll be wearing ours with pumps and a cardigan from the collection.
  • Topshop Unique High-rise pleated wool-twill culottes
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    Topshop Unique High-rise pleated wool-twill culottes
    Made in the UK from wool-twill, Topshop Unique's culottes are lined throughout so that they hang perfectly. Cut to hit mid calf, the wide-leg silhouette is balanced by a flattering high-rise waist. We love this style worn with a classic shirt and heels.
  • Chalayan Gaucho split-front crepe culottes
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    Chalayan Gaucho split-front crepe culottes
    These red culottes are tailored in Italy from fluid crepe. The high-waist cut helps to balance the cropped length. No Chalayan design is complete without an unexpected twist - this pair has a zipped slit along one leg.
  • Mother of Pearl Addison floral-print cotton and silk-blend shorts
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    Mother of Pearl Addison floral-print cotton and silk-blend shorts
    Printed with the deep indigo and white botanical print from Mother of Pearl's Resort '15 collection, these shorts are a chic choice for vacation. This high-waisted pair is crafted from a blend of cotton and silk. Balance the loose cut with a tucked-in tee.
  • Valentino Scalloped wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
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    Valentino Scalloped wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
    Valentino's crisp ivory shorts have been cut from a luxurious wool and silk-blend. They are finished with scalloped trims – a key detail from the label's Resort '15 collection.
  • Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
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    Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
    Proenza Schouler's pristine culottes are a key style for the upcoming season. Made from luxe stretch-wool, this flattering pair is a versatile choice for any occasion. Wear yours with a fluid top to complement the voluminous silhouette.
  • Étoile Isabel Marant Agnes embroidered denim shorts
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    Étoile Isabel Marant Agnes embroidered denim shorts
    Étoile Isabel Marant's embroidered 'Agnes' shorts have a slightly relaxed, straight-leg fit. We think the faded-black wash looks best with white or gray separates. Style yours with a shirt.
  • Tomas Maier Cotton shorts
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    Tomas Maier Cotton shorts
    Tomas Maier's classic pieces are designed with the perfect fit. Made in Italy, these versatile gray shorts are cut from breathable cotton to keep you cool and comfortable on balmy summer days.
  • Tibi Satin culottes
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    Tibi Satin culottes
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Reinvigorate your evening looks with Tibi's cream culottes. The tailored cut makes this pair feel smart, while the soft satin gives them a decidedly feminine feel. Wear yours with a cropped top to balance the high waist.
  • Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
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    Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
    Missoni's zigzag crochet-knit is one of the brand's original patterns. Side slits make these shorts super comfortable and easy to wear. Ground this colorful style with a black camisole.
  • MiH Jeans The London Boy Slouch dobby denim shorts
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    MiH Jeans The London Boy Slouch dobby denim shorts
    MiH Jeans' 'The London Boy Slouch' shorts have a loose, comfortable fit without being too baggy. They're crafted from white denim with a cool dobby finish. Style them with sneakers or sandals.
  • T by Alexander Wang Pleated cotton-blend culottes
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    T by Alexander Wang Pleated cotton-blend culottes
    Cut from mid-weight cotton-blend, T by Alexander Wang's black culottes are designed to sit low on the hips. Contrast the fluid, relaxed shape and team them with a fitted top.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print jacquard shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print jacquard shorts
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Dolce & Gabbana's jacquard shorts have been crafted in Italy and printed with painterly florals. This tailored pair has a flattering high rise and a polka-dot satin lining – a key motif for Spring '15.
  • Acne Studios Tail cotton-blend twill shorts
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    Acne Studios Tail cotton-blend twill shorts
    Just in time for warmer weather, Acne Studios delivers these boyish cotton-blend twill shorts. The relaxed cut and knee-length hem reflect the brand's cool Scandinavian ethos. Work yours with a denim jacket and sandals.
  • Zeus+Dione Soyda silk crepe de chine shorts
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    Zeus+Dione Soyda silk crepe de chine shorts
    Zeus+Dione's shorts are handcrafted from silk crepe de chine spun in Soufli, Greece - it is considered to be some of the best quality in the world and its production in the area dates back to the Byzantine period. The loose fit of this pair is tempered by graphic color-blocking that slims the hips.
  • Topshop Unique Pleated herringbone twill culottes
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    Topshop Unique Pleated herringbone twill culottes
    Topshop Unique taps the mood of the moment with its wearable collection. Seen on the runway, these wide-leg culottes have been made in Britain from charcoal herringbone twill, and are fully lined in smooth satin. We love how the pleated front gives them the appearance of a voluminous skirt.
  • REDValentino Cloqué shorts
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    REDValentino Cloqué shorts
    REDValentino's black cloqué shorts are part of the label's Pre-Spring '15 collection. This textured design is finished with waist-defining pleats, belt loops and slant pockets. Wear yours for evening as a cool alternative to a cocktail dress.
  • Matthew Williamson Escape leopard-print silk shorts
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    Matthew Williamson Escape leopard-print silk shorts
    Matthew Williamson's leopard-print shorts are crafted from lightweight silk in shades of mint and bright-pink. Striking the perfect balance between sporty and feminine, this pair has an elasticated waistband and a flattering curved leg. We like them styled with a white top.
  • Sacai Sacai Luck tweed shorts
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    Sacai Sacai Luck tweed shorts
    Sacai Luck's tweed shorts are a vacation essential. This casual pair has a ribbed waistband, four pockets and athletic-inspired side slits.
  • Marc Jacobs Wool and mohair-blend shorts
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    Marc Jacobs Wool and mohair-blend shorts
    Marc Jacobs' wool and mohair-blend shorts are a flattering style for any shape. The A-line silhouette defines the waist and subtle pleats give this pair a fluid feel. Team yours with a crisp shirt and point-toe flats.
  • LemLem Lelaga striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
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    LemLem Lelaga striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
    Hand-sewn in Ethiopia, LemLem's 'Lelaga' shorts are cut from a breathable cotton-blend. The pastel-hued stripes are inspired by Art Deco seaside resorts. Style yours with sandals.
  • Emilio Pucci Cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Cotton shorts
    Emilio Pucci's shorts are crafted entirely from stiff cotton. Polished pleats make this feminine baby-pink pair feel more grown-up than denim styles. Top yours with an airy blouse for day plans.
  • Thakoon Crepe shorts
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    Thakoon Crepe shorts
    Thakoon's softly tailored crepe shorts are pleated at the front for a flattering silhouette. We think they look just as chic with a crisp shirt as they do with a casual tee.
  • Orlebar Brown Whippet printed woven shorts
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    Orlebar Brown Whippet printed woven shorts
    Orlebar Brown's 'Whippet' shorts are printed with a photoreal beach and coral reef scene. Designed to be worn both in and out of the water, this versatile style has been expertly crafted using the label's signature quick-drying fabric and is equipped with a zipped back pocket for stowing your cards and keys.
  • Chloé Iconic pleated crepe shorts
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    Chloé Iconic pleated crepe shorts
    Chloé's midnight-blue 'Iconic' shorts are made from crepe with front pleats, slant pockets and a flattering high-rise waist. Wear them with tights and boots now, switching to bare legs and sandals when the weather warms.
  • T by Alexander Wang Stretch-silk twill shorts
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    T by Alexander Wang Stretch-silk twill shorts
    T by Alexander Wang's athletics-inspired shorts are cut from soft stretch-silk twill. This mid-rise black pair has an elasticated waistband for a comfortable fit and cotton-poplin side inserts for flexibility. Pull yours on with sneakers and a sweatshirt.
  • Maison Martin Margiela Denim shorts
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    Maison Martin Margiela Denim shorts
    Maison Martin Margiela's stiffened denim shorts can be worn two ways - fully fastened for a higher rise, or folded down for a more nonchalant look. Try styling this pair with a classic T-shirt and sandals.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Printed silk-satin shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Printed silk-satin shorts
    Dolce & Gabbana's silk-satin shorts are decorated with colorful fan motifs, referencing the Resort '15 collection's flamenco theme. Keep the vibrant print in focus with a simple white shirt.
  • J Brand + Simone Rocha ruffled denim shorts
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    J Brand + Simone Rocha ruffled denim shorts
    Simone Rocha describes her collaboration with J Brand as "playful" and "rebellious." These 'Jake' shorts have the classic five-pocket jean detailing at the front, but are finished with ruffles at the back pockets.
  • Tibi Pleated leather culottes
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    Tibi Pleated leather culottes
    Tibi's black leather culottes are shaped by front pleats and are fully lined in smooth cotton. We like them teamed with simple separates - try yours with a tonal blouse.
  • Band of Outsiders Basketweave cotton shorts
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    Band of Outsiders Basketweave cotton shorts
    Band of Outsiders' ivory shorts are crafted from basketweave cotton and are finished with a contrasting navy waistband. The slouchy front pockets give this tailored pair a relaxed fit.
  • Moschino Cheap and Chic Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend shorts
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    Moschino Cheap and Chic Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend shorts
    Moschino Cheap and Chic's white cotton-blend shorts are playful and feminine. This pair has a flattering high rise, welt pockets and scalloped grosgrain trims.
  • Pallas Midnight satin-trimmed faille shorts
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    Pallas Midnight satin-trimmed faille shorts
    Pallas' 'Midnight' faille shorts are woven with lurex yarns for delicate shimmer. Renowned for its impeccable handcrafted tailoring, the house uses pleats and pressed creases to give this pair a structured silhouette. Tuck in your top to showcase the glossy satin waistband.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
    Emilio Pucci's printed shorts are perfect for the warmer weather. Wear them with a breezy top and sandals on your next getaway.
  • Toga Faux leather-trimmed pleated gabardine shorts
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    Toga Faux leather-trimmed pleated gabardine shorts
    Toga's charcoal shorts have tactile faux leather trims. Crafted from structured gabardine, this loose-fit pair has inverted pleats that create the illusion of a skirt. Wear yours with a shirt and flats.
  • Carine Gilson Sonia lace-trimmed silk-satin shorts
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    Carine Gilson Sonia lace-trimmed silk-satin shorts
    After a long day, we love to slip into Carine Gilson's incredibly soft silk-satin essentials. These pretty lace -trimmed shorts sit low on the hips and have an elasticated waistband.
  • Michael Kors Pleated cotton-blend shorts
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    Michael Kors Pleated cotton-blend shorts
    Michael Kors' Italian-made shorts are cut from cotton-blend - perfect for balmy days. This versatile, white pair has flattering front pleats and turned-up cuffs. Style yours with sandals and a shirt.
  • Victoria Beckham Denim Denim shorts
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    Victoria Beckham Denim Denim shorts
    Victoria Beckham Denim's crisply tailored shorts are cut for a clean-lined silhouette - the Japanese crosshatch weave is designed to develop a unique patina as it fades. Style yours with a sweatshirt and loafers.
  • Roksanda Ilincic Cotton and silk-blend culottes
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    Roksanda Ilincic Cotton and silk-blend culottes
    Roksanda Ilincic's smart navy cotton and silk-blend culottes are made in England and finished with waist-defining pleats.
  • Matthew Williamson Printed silk-twill shorts
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    Matthew Williamson Printed silk-twill shorts
    Matthew Williamson's shorts are printed with a watercolor-like abstract motif. This lightweight silk-twill pair is long in length, making them perfect for wearing with both heels and flats.
  • Gucci Cotton-blend canvas shorts
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    Gucci Cotton-blend canvas shorts
    Gucci's off-white shorts are part of the label's Resort '15 collection. This style has been made in Italy from cotton-blend canvas, woven with a touch of silk and finished with smart pressed creases and turned-up cuffs for definition.
  • Jil Sander Pleated cotton-blend shorts
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    Jil Sander Pleated cotton-blend shorts
    Switch your culottes for Jil Sander's pleated cotton-blend shorts. The cinched high-rise waist balances the flared silhouette, and they hit just above your knee for a flattering look. Team this pair with a sweater and sandals.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
    3.1 Philip Lim's ecru culottes are smart and effortless to wear. Finished with pressed creases, this ponte style is blended from touches of cotton and wool. We think the wide-leg silhouette works equally well with flats or heels.
  • Gucci Printed cotton-canvas shorts
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    Gucci Printed cotton-canvas shorts
    For Resort '15, Gucci's Frida Giannini partnered with artist Kris Knight to create the beautiful botanical print seen on these pastel-yellow shorts. Crafted from cotton-canvas, this high-rise pair is cut for a boxy shape. Bring out the bold pattern with a blue top.
  • Marques'Almeida for Topshop Low Slung frayed denim shorts
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    Marques'Almeida for Topshop Low Slung frayed denim shorts
    Marques'Almeida for Topshop's 'Low Slung' denim shorts are a weekend staple. This dark-blue pair has classic belt loops, five pockets and frayed edges for a lived-in feel. Wear yours with ankle boots and a cross-body bag.
  • La Perla Primrose lace shorts
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    La Perla Primrose lace shorts
    La Perla's pretty 'Primrose' shorts are crafted from delicate floral- lace and lined in soft satin. Adjust the drawstring waist for the perfect fit.
  • Saloni Lorna embellished crepe culottes
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    Saloni Lorna embellished crepe culottes
    Saloni Lodha's fluid crepe culottes are embellished with clusters of beads and amethyst stones along the front waist. Tuck in your blouse to show off the colorful detailing.
  • Suno Floral-print denim culottes
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    Suno Floral-print denim culottes
    Florals are a major motif for Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis' Resort '15 Suno collection. These denim culottes are cut with a flattering mid-rise waist. Define your figure with the tie-fastening sash.
  • Miu Miu Floral-print stretch-wool gabardine shorts
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    Miu Miu Floral-print stretch-wool gabardine shorts
    Miu Miu's floral-print shorts are cut from the finest stretch-wool gabardine. The slight A-line silhouette of this mid-weight pair will look flattering on any frame. Work this season's fresh take on ensemble dressing and style them with a contrasting top.
  • M Missoni Patchwork denim-look tweed shorts
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    M Missoni Patchwork denim-look tweed shorts
    M Missoni's Resort '15 collection is inspired by the laid-back vibe of reggae culture. These tweed shorts are made from patchwork panels, pieced together to look like denim.
  • Stella McCartney Zanda silk-crepe shorts
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    Stella McCartney Zanda silk-crepe shorts
    Stella McCartney's 'Zanda' shorts are loosely tailored from fluid silk-crepe. The elasticated waistband ensures they comfortably sit on your hips and crisp front pleats add a smart finish. We love this pair styled with mannish flats.
  • Rosetta Getty Pleated cotton-twill culottes
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    Rosetta Getty Pleated cotton-twill culottes
    Rosetta Getty's black cotton-twill culottes are cut to sit elegantly at the waist and fall to a flattering point on your knee. Style them with a simple tee and flats.
  • Pallas Midnight satin-trimmed pinstriped wool shorts
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    Pallas Midnight satin-trimmed pinstriped wool shorts
    Pallas' new collection is inspired by Aymeline Valade's androgynous style. These crisply hand-tailored 'Midnight' shorts are cut from fine wool and trimmed with a black satin waistband that echoes traditional tuxedos. Pressed creases through the front sharpen the wide-leg silhouette.
  • Valentino Wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
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    Valentino Wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
    Valentino's navy shorts are tailored from a wool and silk-blend that the brand calls ' crepe couture' because it hangs so beautifully. This pair is pleated and pressed through the front and finished with turned-up cuffs. Wear yours with bare legs and flats.
  • Rochas Bouclé-tweed shorts
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    Rochas Bouclé-tweed shorts
    Rochas' bouclé-tweed shorts are from the label's Resort '15 collection - inspired by the landscapes of 20th-century garden designer Russell Page. Made in Italy with touches of wool and cotton, they have a flattering mid-rise cut and a full silk-gauze lining. Wear yours with a simple top and heels.
  • Thakoon Addition Pleated crepe culottes
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    Thakoon Addition Pleated crepe culottes
    Refresh daytime looks with Thakoon Addition's wave-patterned culottes. This crepe pair sits at the most flattering part of your waist and has fluid pleats at the front. Style them with a tonal top and pointed flats.
  • Pierre Balmain High-rise leather shorts
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    Pierre Balmain High-rise leather shorts
    Pierre Balmain's buttery leather shorts are cut with a high waist that gives the appearance of longer, leaner legs. Tuck in your top to show off the cool, moto-inspired side panels.
  • Tibi Brodee embroidered silk-faille layered shorts
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    Tibi Brodee embroidered silk-faille layered shorts
    Tibi's layered shorts are a feminine style with a directional slant. Crafted from crisp silk-faille, this loose-fit pair has an embroidered overlay with diamond-shaped eyelets.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Matelassé shorts
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Matelassé shorts
    3.1 Phillip Lim's matelassé shorts are woven with a wave-like imprint to give them subtle texture. Cut for a loose fit with flattering pleats, this high-rise design pairs well with an embellished top for your next party.
  • La Perla Macramé-paneled satin-twill shorts
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    La Perla Macramé-paneled satin-twill shorts
    La Perla's flattering black shorts sit high on the waist and fall to a gently flared hem. Accentuated by macramé side panels, this glossy satin-twill design is crafted with touches of wool and silk .
  • Oscar de la Renta Wool-blend shorts
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    Oscar de la Renta Wool-blend shorts
    These ivory shorts are part of Oscar de la Renta's Resort '15 collection. Made in Italy from mid-weight wool-blend, this lined pair has slit pockets and a flattering high-rise waist. Echo the brand's styling by teaming yours with a monochrome top and metallic accessories.
  • Emilio Pucci Crocheted cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Crocheted cotton shorts
    Pack Emilio Pucci's crocheted cotton shorts for your next beach vacation. This neutral ivory pair has a drawstring waistband and a relaxed cut that will flatter any silhouette. Emphasize the semi-sheer finish by layering them over a bright bikini.
  • Chloé + House of Voltaire broderie anglaise cotton shorts
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    Chloé + House of Voltaire broderie anglaise cotton shorts
    AVAILABLE AS AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Clare Waight Keller has teamed up with American painter Karen Kilimnik to create these vintage-inspired broderie anglaise cotton shorts. Part of Chloé's collaboration with renowned arts organisation Studio Voltaire, this mid-rise pair has a pink satin waistband and ruffled cuffs.
  • Fendi Cotton-crepe culottes
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    Fendi Cotton-crepe culottes
    Culottes are a chic way to add volume to everyday looks. Fendi's Italian-made ivory pair is cut from soft cotton-crepe and finished with belt loops, pockets and a smooth silk lining. Style yours for the office with a blouse and sandals.
  • Tibi Pleated leather shorts
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    Tibi Pleated leather shorts
    Tibi's high-waisted shorts are cut from supple leather with flattering pleats at the hem. Finished with zipped side pockets and a breathable cotton lining, this pair can be worn all year round - team them with tights and boots now, switching to bare legs and slides when the weather warms.
  • The Row Phene shantung culottes
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    The Row Phene shantung culottes
    The Row's cream 'Phene' culottes are effortlessly sophisticated. Crafted in the USA from soft shantung, they have a fluid silhouette that works with both flats and heels. Wear yours with a tonal top.
  • Bottega Veneta Printed cotton shorts
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    Bottega Veneta Printed cotton shorts
    Bottega Veneta's pleated cotton shorts are printed with a beautiful white, light-blue and navy floral motif. This pair is cut for a loose fit to keep you comfortable all day long. Echo the label's Resort '15 styling and wear them with a tonal sweater.
  • Agnona Wool-blend crepe shorts
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    Agnona Wool-blend crepe shorts
    Agnona's black wool-blend crepe shorts have been expertly tailored in Italy with waist-defining pleats to ensure the boxy silhouette flatters your frame.
  • Givenchy Double-faced shorts in black crepe
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    Givenchy Double-faced shorts in black crepe
    Cut from double-faced crepe, Givenchy's Italian-made shorts are tiered at the front and have a skirt overlay at the back. Wear this flattering pair over opaque tights, switching to bare legs in warmer weather.
  • Miu Miu High-rise suede shorts
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    Miu Miu High-rise suede shorts
    Miu Miu's navy shorts have been made in Italy from ultra smooth suede. This fully lined pair sits high on the waist for a flattering fit. Wear yours with a tonal sweater and sandals.
  • Ashish Sequined distressed denim shorts
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    Ashish Sequined distressed denim shorts
    We can't get enough of Ashish's sequined denim capsule collection. These hand-embellished shredded shorts have a loose cut and sit low on the hips. We like them styled with a crisp white shirt.
  • Stella McCartney Oliver bouclé culottes
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    Stella McCartney Oliver bouclé culottes
    Stella McCartney's Italian-made 'Oliver' culottes are crafted from tactile bouclé. This wide-leg style is tailored to flatter with a high waist and pressed pleats through the front and back. Wear yours with a white shirt or a simple tee.
  • Rosetta Getty Pleated houndstooth cotton shorts
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    Rosetta Getty Pleated houndstooth cotton shorts
    Shaped by angular front pleats, Rosetta Getty's navy and white houndstooth shorts will make a fresh addition to your daytime capsule. This knee-length pair has been crafted in the USA from breathable cotton and is a smart alternative to full skirts. Team yours with a crisp top and slides.
  • Etro Printed silk crepe de chine culottes
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    Etro Printed silk crepe de chine culottes
    The wide-leg silhouette is gaining momentum for spring. Work the look with Etro's silk crepe de chine culottes. This style has a playful bird print and a nipped-in waist accentuated by pleats. Team yours with a tucked-in top and sandals.
  • Spanx Trust Your Thinstincts high-rise shorts
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    Spanx Trust Your Thinstincts high-rise shorts
    Streamline your look with Spanx's lightweight shaping shorts - they offer full-cover and mid-level firming with a reinforced panel at the midriff. This partially lined pair is kept in place by an internal silicone strip. Wear yours under fitted dresses for the smoothest finish.
  • Marni Cotton-twill culottes
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    Marni Cotton-twill culottes
    Culottes are this season's heroine piece - tap the trend with Marni's wearable cotton-twill version. This pair has a high-rise waist, concealed slit pockets and large pleats that extend through the leg. The off-white hue will work with virtually everything you own. Echo the runway styling with a chunky sweater and flats.
  • Miu Miu Embellished crepe shorts
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    Miu Miu Embellished crepe shorts
    Made in Italy from navy crepe, Miu Miu's shorts are finished with crystal and bead -trimmed pockets for a playful accent. This pleated pair is cut to sit high on the waist – wear yours over a sweater and complement the embellishments with metallic flats.
  • Spanx Trust Your Thinstincts high-rise shorts
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    Spanx Trust Your Thinstincts high-rise shorts
    Spanx's high-rise shorts offer mid-level support thanks to a clever shaping panel at the waist. Flat seams create a smooth finish and the nude hue is designed to be undetectable beneath semi-sheer clothing. Secured at the top with an internal silicone strip and partially lined in cotton, they can be worn in place of briefs to avoid VPL.
  • Chloé Pleated cady shorts
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    Chloé Pleated cady shorts
    Tailored from crisp black cady, Chloé's shorts are designed with flattering front pleats. Build a classic off-duty look with a nautical-inspired top and sandals.
  • Orlebar Brown Whippet woven shorts
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    Orlebar Brown Whippet woven shorts
    Orlebar Brown's 'Whippet' shorts are based on the label's original menswear design. Rigorously tested in chlorine and salt-water, these quick-drying shorts will withstand the wear and tear of an active vacation. Slip them on with a two-piece and sunhat.
  • Saint Laurent Leather shorts
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    Saint Laurent Leather shorts
    Leave it to Saint Laurent to craft the perfect pair of leather shorts. They're tailored to sit at your waist and have a concealed fastening for a clean silhouette. We like them best with a shirt and brogues.
  • Valentino Cotton-blend lace shorts
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    Valentino Cotton-blend lace shorts
    Part of the label's Pre-Spring '15 collection, Valentino's ivory shorts have scalloped hems and eyelash trims. This lace pair has been made with cotton for added breathability and are fully lined in silk for a smooth finish. Wear this high-rise pair with a tucked-in blouse.
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