Bermuda Shorts are back, and so am I

This blog was initially just a class assignment, but after a chat with a fellow fashion blogger, I decided I missed it and wanted to come back.

That’s okay, isn’t it? Okay, great. I thought so, too.

Around this time last year, we were knee-deep in spring 2012 and now here we are at spring 2013. While there are a lot of simliar trends between the two seasons, there is one major difference that is kind of hard to over-look: hemlines.

Spring 2012 was all about the hot pant. Now, it’s the year of the bermuda short.


Peter Som, Rag & Bone, DKNY

The Birth of the Bermudas

Bermudas were traditionally worn by men in the British Army while in tropical or desert climates, specifically Bermuda (the namesake for these shorts). Bermuda shorts were also worn by the men of Bermuda post World War II  and soon became acceptable business attire in the region. Needless to say the trend caught on, found its way to the Americas and into 2013.

Bermudas in 2013

Bermuda shorts were traditionally worn by men, but today they are available to both men and women. And while we all know there have been several fashion fads and trends throughout the years, bermuda shorts can generally be found every season due to their practicality.

Most of us like to think we can wear the cheek-bearing cut offs and hot pants we all love to hate (PSA: most people can’t and shouldn’t wear short shorts), bermuda shorts are a flattering and family-friendly alternative. And, when paired with the right top and shoe, can be just as sexy as short shorts, if not sexier.

Major designers like Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, and others all showcased bright, printed knee-length shorts for Spring 2013 and I don’t see them disappearing anytime soon.

Photo credits: Glamour