What are Bermuda Shorts and How Do I Style Them?

What are Bermuda Shorts and How Do I Style Them?

What are bermuda shorts? We have all of the details you need to know about how to style these summer bottoms with ease.
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Shorts are the perfect summertime piece of clothing. From high waisted to highrise, to long shorts and short shorts, there are dozens of options to choose from that can match your style and comfort preferences. And they go with just about anything!

A pair of athletic shorts look perfect with a tank top or T-shirt for a sporty look, while denim shorts and a blouse complete a stylish and cozy resort wear style. A pair of long shorts for women can also make a casual and comfortable addition to your wardrobe.

But what are long shorts called? Bermuda shorts! Here’s what you need to know about this type of shorts and how to style them:

What are Longer Shorts Called?

What are women’s long shorts called? Longer shorts that hit about an inch above the knee are referred to as Bermuda shorts. Generally, these shorts have about a 12-inch inseam and can be loose fit for a more casual look, or they can be considered dress shorts when they’re more fitted for a style that’s sophisticated and put together.

Bermuda shorts can come in a variety of colors and fabrics as well. Cotton and bengaline are the most traditional styles, but you may also find them in fabrics like denim, polyester, hemp, and bamboo.

Colors can range from black, navy blue, beige and white for a classic style, or be bold in color like hot pink or teal.

With a variety of styles and colors, there’s an option out there for everyone! Bermuda shorts make an ideal staple piece to add to your wardrobe, no matter your style preference.

Where Can I Wear Bermuda Shorts?

The great thing about bermuda shorts is that they’re so versatile. They’re a simple option when you want to dress up without wearing a skirt or dress, but they can be an easy choice when you want to go with a casual look. You can wear them virtually anywhere! Sport your bermuda shorts somewhere like:

  • On the beach for a day in the sun.
  • With the girls at the bistro for brunch.
  • Shopping and running errands with the grandkids.
  • Enjoying yourself at home curled up on the couch.

At the end of the day, you don’t need a special occasion to wear a pair of bermuda shorts. Whether you’re looking for a pair of shorts that exude comfort or you just love the way they look in general, bermuda shorts can help you achieve your wants and needs!


Val sitting in a courtyard wearing a blue shirt and white bermuda shorts

Fun Ways to Style Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts can be intimidating to style at first glance because of their length. But it’s important to note that even though they are longer, they are not quite comparable to athletic shorts. There are so many fun and stylish ways to dress the shorts up in a way that helps you put your style on display.

Not sure what to wear with bermuda shorts? Here are a few simple style tips and tricks:

Tops: A collared shirt or flowy blouse can dress up your shorts if you’re looking for something to wear to work or on a date night. Even a classic T-shirt can flow well with a pair of Bermuda shorts.

Shoes: There’s an opportunity to dress up Bermuda shorts with shoes as well. Say away from the stilettos, but wear a pair of wedges or platforms instead. You can also dress down your outfit with more casual shoes.

A pair of flip flops are the perfect sandal option for a summer day. Or, make it sporty with a pair of sneakers.

Accessories: When it comes to accessories, let your shirt and shoes help you style your bermuda shorts. A bold belt can go well with the shorts. A long statement necklace can also be a simple way to dress up your outfit.

Find Bermuda Shorts at Anthony’s Ladies Apparel

Searching for shorts for an upcoming resort vacation? Looking to wear shorts more often in general, but you’re not sure where to get them? Anthony’s Ladies Apparel has a collection of bermuda shorts in an array of styles, colors and patterns to choose from.

These Madras Plaid Pull-On Bermuda Shorts by Zac and Rachel make a fun statement piece for your outfit, whether you’re walking on the beach or playing a round of golf with your husband.

For a more classic look, Zac and Rachel’s New Millennium Bermuda Short offers casual versatility. Wear these with a blouse, tank top or polo while running errands on a gorgeous summer day or meeting up with friends for cocktail hour on the pier!

No matter the look you’re trying to achieve, our collection of bermuda shorts can get you there. Browse our bermuda shorts today!

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