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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dagmar Jadyn woven culottes
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    Dagmar Jadyn woven culottes
    Relaxed and easy to wear, Dagmar's 'Jadyn' culottes are perfect for warmer weather. This woven pair has pressed front pleats and deep side slant pockets. The pale-blush hue will work with everything from chambray shirts to jersey tees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Melissa Odabash Shelly printed knitted shorts
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    Melissa Odabash Shelly printed knitted shorts
    Melissa Odabash's 'Shelly' shorts are essential to any vacation wardrobe. This low-rise, ikat-print design has a drawstring front and curved side pockets. Balance the high hemline with a loose-fitting top.
  • 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.
  • Anna Sui Jacquard-trimmed lace shorts
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    Anna Sui Jacquard-trimmed lace shorts
    Anna Sui's shorts are from the designer's romantic, vintage-inspired Resort '15 collection. They're crafted from contrasting types of lace and trimmed with a multicolored jacquard waistband. Style yours with a simple black top.
  • 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.
  • Levi's Vintage Clothing Distressed denim shorts
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing Distressed denim shorts
    Levi's Vintage Clothing's denim shorts are modeled on an original pair of 501®s from 1954. Frayed edges, patches and paint-splashed detailing gives them a cool, worn-in look. They sit at your waist - perfect for tucking in casual tees.
  • 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.
  • REDValentino Crepe culottes
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    REDValentino Crepe culottes
    REDValentino's black culottes are a fresh alternative to classic tailored pants. They're crafted from fluid crepe and have a wide fit through the leg. Style yours with flats or heels depending on the occasion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MSGM Floral-appliquéd denim shorts
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    MSGM Floral-appliquéd denim shorts
    MSGM balances the love-worn, boyish look of these light-blue shorts with pretty sequin and crystal floral appliqués. We love the tonal denim patches that peek from beneath the distressed rips. Style this pair with a tucked-in tee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karl Lagerfeld Rena sequined jersey shorts
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    Karl Lagerfeld Rena sequined jersey shorts
    Karl Lagerfeld's jersey shorts are saturated with sparkling silver sequins and trimmed with a black faux leather waistband. The satin lining ensures they sit smoothly, while the slant pockets are a practical feature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lucas Hugh Technical Knit stretch shorts
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    Lucas Hugh Technical Knit stretch shorts
    Lucas Hugh's 'Technical Knit' stretch shorts will get you through your workouts with ease and comfort. This streamlined, seamless design is cut with side pinhole panels for breathability. Wear them for everything from running to yoga.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Polka-dot textured stretch-cotton shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Polka-dot textured stretch-cotton shorts
    Black polka-dots were seen throughout Dolce & Gabbana's Spring '15 collection. These shorts have been crafted in Italy from textured stretch-cotton for a slightly loose fit, and are finished with soft front pleats. Wear yours with a blouse and sandals.
  • 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.
  • Theory Gera suede culottes
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    Theory Gera suede culottes
    Suede is the fabric to be seen in this season. Theory's sand 'Gera' culottes are unlined to maximize their soft, supple feel and have adjustable tabs to define your waist. Wear them with a tucked-in blouse and mules.
  • 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.
  • Oscar de la Renta Checked wool-blend shorts
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    Oscar de la Renta Checked wool-blend shorts
    Oscar de la Renta's checked shorts prove that '60s-inspired style is alive and well. Seen on the designer's Spring '15 runway, this high-waisted design is crafted from a wool-blend and finished with discreet slit pockets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts
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    Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts
    Look to Madewell for your denim staples this summer. These 'Rip & Repair' shorts are distressed and faded for a worn-in feel, and have the perfect slouchy yet flattering boyfriend fit. We think they're ideal for wearing on vacation, at the weekend and at festivals.
  • Chalayan Gaucho split-front crepe culottes
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    Chalayan Gaucho split-front crepe culottes
    Add volume to your looks with Chalayan's black culottes. Crafted from fluid crepe, this loose-fit design has a concealed zip along one leg that pulls up to reveal a front slit. Wear it with a peplum top and pumps.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • J.Crew Collection striped silk-twill shorts
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    J.Crew Collection striped silk-twill shorts
    Cut with a flattering crossover front, J.Crew's long silk-twill shorts are perfect if you prefer styles with more coverage. Complement their relaxed look with a tailored shirt and sandals.
  • 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.
  • Acne Studios Salt Light leather shorts
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    Acne Studios Salt Light leather shorts
    Crafted from butter-soft black leather, Acne Studios' shorts are cut with raw edges that emphasize their supple feel. The wide, sporty waistband is elasticated to ensure a comfortable fit. Wear yours with a white tee and sneakers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marc Jacobs Pleated cotton-twill shorts
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    Marc Jacobs Pleated cotton-twill shorts
    Marc Jacobs' pleated shorts are in-line with the season's safari-inspired direction. Crafted from crisp cotton-twill, this cuffed design has two slant pockets, buttoned side tabs and a detachable belt. Wear yours with a tucked blouse and tonal sandals.
  • Zimmermann Confetti embroidered cotton-voile shorts
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    Zimmermann Confetti embroidered cotton-voile shorts
    Zimmermann crafts these 'Confetti' shorts from lightweight cotton-voile with a cream lining. The breezy silhouette is echoed in the tonal- blue floral print and embroidery. Slip yours on over a bikini as a beach cover-up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Étoile Isabel Marant Celia linen-blend shorts
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    Étoile Isabel Marant Celia linen-blend shorts
    Étoile Isabel Marant's linen-blend shorts embody the label's effortless aesthetic. Cut loose, they can be adjusted using the waist tie. Wear yours with sandals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
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    Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
    Raphaëlla Riboud fills the need for simple yet refined sleepwear. Crafted from finely woven cotton-poplin with sheer lace inserts, this crisp pair is ideal for warm summer nights.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Isabel Marant Cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Isabel Marant Cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Isabel Marant's shorts are cut from crisp cotton and linen-blend in a versatile sand hue. Designed for a comfortably loose fit, they have a draped buckled belt and a softly pleated front. We love this pair styled with suede.
  • Tory Burch Kammy guipure lace shorts
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    Tory Burch Kammy guipure lace shorts
    Inspired by Expressionist art, Tory Burch's 'Kammy' shorts are crafted from guipure lace with individually embroidered leaves. This pretty pair has a scalloped hem and cotton-blend lining for a smooth feel. Highlight the soft-focus shades with a neutral 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.
  • Agnona Layered double-faced wool-crepe shorts
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    Agnona Layered double-faced wool-crepe shorts
    Agnona's shorts are constructed from luxurious and light wool-crepe with elegant tulip folds. This pair is neatly pressed at back to give the illusion of a lifted derriere. Tuck in your top to show off the sculpted waistband.
  • 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.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
    Emilio Pucci's vibrant shorts will give your vacation wardrobe a retro boost. This breathable stretch-cotton pair is printed in the brand's signature swirling motif. Wear them with a breezy top and sandals.
  • Paul & Joe Kelcalme belted cotton-blend shorts
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    Paul & Joe Kelcalme belted cotton-blend shorts
    Paul & Joe's 'Kelcalme' shorts are ideal for music festivals or hot summer days in the city. Made in France from a mid-weight cotton-blend, this loose-fitting design has front and back patch pockets and a detachable belt for flattering definition at the waist. Wear yours with a shirt and sandals.
  • REDValentino Metallic leather shorts
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    REDValentino Metallic leather shorts
    Statement-making but easy to wear, REDValentino's loose shorts are crafted from rose-gold leather. This metallic pair has a flexible elasticated waistband that allows you to wear them high on the hips or slung low.
  • 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.
  • Tamara Mellon Stretch cotton-blend shorts
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    Tamara Mellon Stretch cotton-blend shorts
    Tamara Mellon's ivory shorts are made from a thick yet breathable stretch cotton-blend. This figure-smoothing style sits high on the waist, giving the appearance of longer, leaner legs - amplify the effect with lace-up sandals.
  • Helmut Lang Stretch-crepe shorts
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    Helmut Lang Stretch-crepe shorts
    Helmut Lang's polished, minimalist approach to design manifests itself in these black shorts. Made from stretch-crepe, this light and airy pair has a boyish, elongated cut. The prominent front creases are reminiscent of tailored suiting, making them perfect for the office or post-six plans.
  • Victoria Beckham Denim Striped cotton-canvas shorts
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    Victoria Beckham Denim Striped cotton-canvas shorts
    Victoria Beckham Denim's blue and white striped shorts are cut from breathable cotton-canvas. Adjust this loose-fit style using the flexible drawstring and wear them with everything from your bikini to a crisp shirt come summer.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • By Malene Birger Kanicate washed crepe de chine shorts
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    By Malene Birger Kanicate washed crepe de chine shorts
    By Malene Birger's 'Kanicate' shorts are cut in a streamlined silhouette from washed crepe de chine. Designed to flatter, they're pleated at the front and have a gathered waistband that's emphasized by the buckle-fastening sash. Work yours with a tucked-in top and wedge 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.
  • J Brand Raine low-rise stretch-denim shorts
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    J Brand Raine low-rise stretch-denim shorts
    J Brand's 'Raine' shorts are cut for a slightly loose yet flattering fit. This faded denim pair has turned-up cuffs with raw edges to create a lived-in look and a hint of stretchiness for flexibility. Wear yours on with tailored tops when the weather heats up.
  • Emamó St Tropez macramé lace shorts
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    Emamó St Tropez macramé lace shorts
    Emamó's 'St Tropez' collection is the height of Bohemian-luxe beachwear. These macramé lace shorts are woven from breathable linen and have a subtle floral pattern. The smocked elasticated waist allows for freedom of movement and the soft voile lining provides light coverage.
  • 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.
  • McQ Alexander McQueen Tuxedo wool-twill culottes
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    McQ Alexander McQueen Tuxedo wool-twill culottes
    McQ Alexander McQueen's culottes are made from smooth wool-twill with pressed pleats through the front and back for light structure. It's easy to dress them up or down to suit the occasion - try a leather jacket and a tee for low-key evening events.
  • Lucas Hugh Glazier perforated shell and stretch shorts
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    Lucas Hugh Glazier perforated shell and stretch shorts
    Lucas Hugh's perforated shell and stretch 'Glazier' shorts are double-layered with a slim fit for internal support. Ideal for running or cycling, this drawstring pair features comfortable sealed seams and ventilation panels for breathability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BLK DNM Lace-up leather shorts
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    BLK DNM Lace-up leather shorts
    Give off-duty wardrobes an edgy touch with BLK DNM's leather shorts. This thigh-high pair has silver hardware, zipped pockets and moto-inspired lace-up sides. Wear yours with a basic tee and sandals.
  • 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.
  • Calvin Klein Collection Carmel jacquard shorts
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    Calvin Klein Collection Carmel jacquard shorts
    Calvin Klein Collection's black jacquard shorts have a fluid fit - perfect for balmy weather. This pair is cut to sit high on the waist and is finished with pleats. Complement the textured sheen of the fabric with a satin top.
  • Calvin Klein Collection Carmel jacquard shorts
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    Calvin Klein Collection Carmel jacquard shorts
    Calvin Klein Collection's crisp white jacquard 'Carmel' shorts are a chic choice for warm weather. This high-rise pair is tailored with flattering pleats and cut loosely through the leg. Style them with a tonal tank and sandals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Baja East Printed waffle-knit cotton shorts
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    Baja East Printed waffle-knit cotton shorts
    Baja East's drawstring shorts are a luxe staple you'll want to wear all summer long. Knitted from luxuriously soft waffle-knit cotton, this lightly printed design is equal parts breathable and comfortable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chloé Gingham cotton shorts
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    Chloé Gingham cotton shorts
    Chloé's gingham shorts are perfect for warm weather – they're crafted from unlined cotton. This flattering navy and white pair is cut to sit high on the waist and is loosely tailored through the thigh. Keep the fringed hem in focus with a simple pair of sandals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thakoon Addition Addition pleated crepe culottes
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    Thakoon Addition 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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