Shorts don’t always have to look casual — they can be pretty sophisticated too.

Bermuda shorts have been trending for quite some time now, but brands from Celine to Chloe are proving it’s not just a passing love affair — as they continue to send their latest interpretations down the FW20 runways.

From left: Chloé, Dior, Tibi and Celine

These wide-leg culottes are not only stylish and very versatile, but also exudes an effortless sophistication that makes them totally office-appropriate. We recommend you to opt for those that hit right at the knee or below, which will look fabulous with tank tops and mules in the summer, and can be easily paired with knee-high boots and longer layers in the fall.

Take a look at some of the examples below, and scroll down further for our list of bermuda shorts that will take you through to the next season.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.

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Gauge81: 'Louis' pleated cotton-blend shorts

Cut from white cotton-blend with crisp front pleats, these shorts by Gauge81 feature a sleek silhouette that is best complemented with a longline blazer and heels for a clean, streamlined ensemble.

 

Price
approx. RM1,037
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2
Tibi: faux leather shorts

Crafted from tan-coloured faux leather, these tailored shorts featuring an elastic waist will add a touch of effortless refinement to your attire. Wear it with a one-shoulder tank top, a chain necklace and bright-coloured mules for a chic summery look.

Price
approx. RM1,364
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3
Burberry: 'Mae' plaid tailored wool shorts

Tailored from wool twill and punctuated with silver eyelets at the sides, these high-waisted ‘Mae’ shorts by Burberry are cut in a relaxed fit and woven with a plaid pattern that offers a subtle nod to the house’s heritage check.

Price
approx. RM2,604
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4
Totême: 'Lluc' high-waist longline shorts

Totême’s grey-coloured ‘Lluc’ shorts come in a longline silhouette, complete with a flattering high-rise waistline, concealed front fastening and two side slit pockets for a clean finish.

Price
approx. RM1,269
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5
Holzweiler: 'Oter' belted twill shorts

Created with sustainability in mind, these longline ‘Oter’ shorts by Holzweiler are crafted from a black twill fabric that is woven with recycled polyester, complete with a signature belt and side pockets for a utilitarian touch.

Price
approx. RM903
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Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.