Fashion
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.
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Black Ripped Mom Shorts
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    MOTO washed black wash denim Mom shorts with authentic rips and cut-off hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Bleached Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Bleached Mom Shorts
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    MOTO bleached wash denim Mom shorts with authentic trims and cut-off hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Mom Shorts
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    MOTO vintage wash high-rise Mom shorts with classic trims and cut-off style hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Bleach Ripped Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Bleach Ripped Mom Shorts
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    MOTO bleach wash denim high-rise Mom shorts with rip detail and classic trims. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Black Daisy Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Black Daisy Shorts
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    MOTO black denim low rise shorts with multiple pockets, cut-off hems and classic trims. 98% Cotton, 2% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Ponte High-Waisted Knicker Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Ponte High-Waisted Knicker Shorts
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    High-waisted super-stretch ponte knicker shorts. 68% Viscose, 28% Polyamide, 4% Elastane. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Black Ecru Ripped Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Black Ecru Ripped Mom Shorts
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    MOTO black ecru denim Mom shorts with multiple pockets, classic trims and authentic ripped detail. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO White Ripped Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO White Ripped Mom Shorts
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    MOTO white denim Mom shorts with rip detail and cut-off hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Ripped Mom Shorts
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    MOTO vintage wash denim Mom shorts with authentic rips and cut-off. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Bright Blue Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Bright Blue Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO bright blue wash denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO White Daisy Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO White Daisy Shorts
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    MOTO white denim low rise shorts with multiple pockets, cut-off hem and classic trims. 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Lace Trim Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Lace Trim Runner Shorts
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    Slinky runner shorts with an elasticated waist and pretty lace trim to the hem - easy to style for day or night. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO vintage wash denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem detail. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO White Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO White Mom Shorts
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    MOTO white denim Mom shorts with cut-off hem and authentic trims. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Sketch Flower Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Sketch Flower Print Shorts
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    Sketch floral print shorts with contrast waistband, belt loops, side pockets and turn-up hem. Total length - 35cm. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Raw Indigo Mom Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Raw Indigo Mom Shorts
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    MOTO raw indigo denim Mom shorts with authentic trims and cut-off hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Floral Print Lace Trim Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Floral Print Lace Trim Shorts
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    Petite pretty floral print shorts with lace trim at the hem and an elasticated waist. 100% Viscose. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Lace Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Lace Shorts
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    Lace shorts with grosgrain waistband and zip fastening. 44% Viscose, 34% Cotton, 22% Polyamide. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Heart Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Heart Print Shorts
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    Playful heart print shorts cut with a high-waist, zip fly and side pockets. 100% Viscose. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Selvedge Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Selvedge Shorts
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    MOTO premium Italian selvedge raw indigo denim mid-rise shorts. Features button fly, five pockets and turn-up hems. Made in Italy. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • Twill Pull On Shorts by Boutique
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    Twill Pull On Shorts by Boutique
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    Pure silk pull-on shorts with a gathered elasticated waist, by Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP Watermelon Embroidery Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Watermelon Embroidery Runner Shorts
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    Jersey runner shorts with watermelon embroidery and elasticated waist and tie. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Wrap Front Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Wrap Front Shorts
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    Boxy crepe shorts with contrast wrap front satin panel. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP PU Quilted Stitch Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PU Quilted Stitch Shorts
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    High-waisted PU shorts in a quilted stitch finish. Features zip fly, patch front pockets and turn-up hem. 100% Polyester. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Velvet Lace Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Velvet Lace Shorts
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    Petite fluid tailored velvet shorts with lace trim detail. 91% Polyester, 9% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Daisy Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Daisy Shorts
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    MOTO vintage wash low rise shorts with multiple pockets, cut-off hem and classic trims. 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Chambray Striped Pyjama Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Chambray Striped Pyjama Shorts
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    Soft cotton chambray PJ shorts in a sweet striped finish. With drawcord waist and a handy back pocket. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Checked Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Checked Shorts
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    Checked shorts with PU piping on waistband. 63% Polyester, 35% Viscose, 2% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP **Clique Shorts By Cameo
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    TOPSHOP **Clique Shorts By Cameo
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    Floral structured shorts with belt by Cameo. 100% Polyester. Professional dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    Go bright in these fluoro lemon cotton jersey runner shorts. With drawstring waist, seam panels and in a washed finish. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Colour-Block Grid Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Colour-Block Grid Print Shorts
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    Colour-block grid print shorts with elasticated drawstring waist and two side pockets. 100% Viscose. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Faux Leather Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Faux Leather Culottes
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    Smart tailored faux leather culottes with side pockets, back pocket and zip fly. 100% Polyurethane. Hand wash cold.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Stripe Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Stripe Print Shorts
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    Petite stripe print shorts with contrast black waistband. 100% Viscose. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Tropical Leaf Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Tropical Leaf Runner Shorts
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    Tropical printed runner short with black contrast binding.100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Wrap Front Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Wrap Front Shorts
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    Fluid tailored shorts with satin wrap front. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Grid Print Turn-Up Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Grid Print Turn-Up Shorts
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    Black and white grid print shorts with turn-up hem and zip fastening. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    White beach shorts with crochet trim hem and elasticated waist.100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • **Low Rise Denim Shorts by Marques'Almeida X Topshop
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    **Low Rise Denim Shorts by Marques'Almeida X Topshop
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    Low rise denim shorts in an indigo wash with frayed hems. By Marques'Almeida X Topshop. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Turn-Up Loungewear Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Turn-Up Loungewear Shorts
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    Rich cotton blend loungewear shorts with turn-up hem and adjustable drawcord waist. 71% Cotton, 29% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • Silk Swirly Floral Print Shorts By Boutique
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    Silk Swirly Floral Print Shorts By Boutique
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    Swirly floral print silk twill pull-on shorts with elasticated waist band, by Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Ecru Denim Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Ecru Denim Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO ecru denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem detail. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE MOTO White Hallie Hotpants
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    TOPSHOP PETITE MOTO White Hallie Hotpants
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    Petite MOTO high-waisted Hallie shorts in white wash with rip detailing. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Box Pleat Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Box Pleat Culottes
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    Fluid tailored culottes in satin back crepe finish, with pleated front detail and fixed waistband. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Cape Leaf Culottes
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Cape Leaf Culottes
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    Petite navy fluid culottes in bold cape leaf print with side pockets. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Blueberry Flower Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Blueberry Flower Print Shorts
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    Floral print short with zip fly, side pockets and belt loops. 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Selvedge Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Selvedge Shorts
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    MOTO Selvedge ecru denim mid-rise shorts. Features button fly, five pockets and turn-up hems. Made in Italy. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • Silk Flippy Shorts by Boutique
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    Silk Flippy Shorts by Boutique
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    Silk flippy shorts cut with a high-waist and zip fastening to the back. Throw a sweat on top for easy off-duty dressing. By Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP Cape Leaf Print Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Cape Leaf Print Culottes
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    Opt for stand-out prints to transition into the new season with these navy cape leaf culottes. Features side pockets. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Space-Dye Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Space-Dye Culottes
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    Soft culottes in jersey space dye. 63% Cotton, 34% Polyester, 3% Elastane. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Box Pleat Daisy Culotte
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    TOPSHOP Box Pleat Daisy Culotte
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    Culotte with box pleat setailing in daisy print. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Floral Jacquard Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Floral Jacquard Culottes
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    Lurex longline culotte shorts in a floral jacquard finish with zip fastening and side pockets. 61% Polyester, 29% Cotton, 10% Lurex. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Fluro Floral Border Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Fluro Floral Border Culottes
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    Fluro floral border culottes with elasticated waistband. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Leather-Look Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Leather-Look Culottes
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    Super soft leather look culottes. 100% Polyurethane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Fringe Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Fringe Shorts
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    White crochet shorts with a fringe trim hem and an elasticated waist. 74% Polyester, 21% Cotton, 5% Viscose. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP White Crochet Hem Shorts
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    TOPSHOP White Crochet Hem Shorts
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    White beach shorts with white crochet trim hem. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Shorts
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    Crochet shorts in black with elasticated waist. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Sequinned Longline Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Sequinned Longline Shorts
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    Sequin longline shorts with elasticated waist. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Tencel Sporty Culottes
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Tencel Sporty Culottes
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    MOTO Blue tencel sporty culotte shorts with drawstring waist tie detail. 100% Lyocell. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Satin Back Crepe Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Satin Back Crepe Culottes
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    Black crepe culottes with satin detail on waistband and at pockets. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    Washed seam panel runner shorts in acid blue. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • **Paradise Hotel Towelling Shorts by ASHISH X Topshop
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    **Paradise Hotel Towelling Shorts by ASHISH X Topshop
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    Soft cotton towelling shorts in off-white, with 'Paradise Hotel' and palm tree slogan embroidery in gold. Fitted with a drawstring waist and includes side and back pockets. By ASHISH X Topshop. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
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