Ready to board a schooner or yacht for summer fun? If so, you’re not alone. I, too, am ready for a nautical diversion.
This clothing item had many variations through history.
It’s fairly common knowledge that the British Army made Bermuda shorts mandatory in desert climates. Perhaps you didn’t know that almost 100 years ago, they became a costume de rigueur at colleges such as Smith and Vassar. By the 1950s, Bermuda shorts, knee socks and sweaters were American college staples, according to Deirdre Clemente, who wrote “How College Students Redefined American Style.”
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Today, Bermuda shorts come in all styles and designs, from A-line mini skirt-like, to work-appropriate shorts that hit just above the knee.
Lately, I’ve been especially drawn to these chic Phillip Lim
metallic-detailed jacquard Bermuda shorts.
I love, love the structured shape of these shorts.
How are you wearing your Bermuda shorts this summer? Are you wearing a preppy top, Birkenstock sandals and tote bag for that afternoon sail? Or are you slipping on a silk blouse, jacket and heels for the office? Which styles do you love the most? Share your ideas!!