Trend Report: Sexy Summer Shorts

Beat the summer heat wearing the must-have short styles for this summer. Check out our trend report and see what type of shorts the ladies are lovin’ in Hollywood. By Qianna Smith
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 07, 2009

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Sexy songbird Rihanna was spotted out in New York in a very downtown-chic outfit of distressed short shorts, draped white shirt and oxford loafers. Make sure that your short shorts are long enough to cover your best assets.

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The Current Elliot shorts Rihanna is wearing retail for $185. We found a pair just as cute for a fraction of the price.

Gemma Cuffed Shorts, $75.00, chickdowntown.com.

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If your figure is on fire like Mariah Carey’s, then shimmy into a pair of skin-tight shorts in bright neon. Tone the look down by covering your midriff for a more subtly sexy look.

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4 of 21 wetseal.com

Score Mrs. Nick Cannon’s look in these trendy short shorts. With such a low price you won’t feel guilty getting in on the trend.

Destroyed Cuff Color Short, $12.50, wetseal.com.

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Ever-fabulous soul sister Keyshia Cole goes for head-to-toe glam in super-short white shorts, halter and heels. Adding shades and a statement bag make her the belle of the beach.

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6 of 21 forever21.com

Pair white shorts with flip flops and a tank for poolside fun or wear with heels and a dressy top to a white party.

Studded Colored Short, $15.80, forever21.com.

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Joy Bryant shows off her great shape in biker-tight bandage shorts, matching off-the-shoulder top and peep-toed pumps. Copy this look if you want to show off your toned legs.

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Bloomers are a super-chic new trend in shorts this season. Pair with a cropped blazer and wedge heels for the ultimate Sunday brunch look.

Draped Twill Shorts by Helmut Lang, $240, lagarconne.com.

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Ciara is a natural fit for up-to-there short shorts. Do the classy rock-and-roll look by keeping jewelry to a minimum and wearing flat sandals.

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Remember making your own cutoffs? Save time and get short shorts already perfectly shredded for your rock-diva look.

American Eagle Cutoff Destroyed Denim Short, $24.95 (Originally $34.50), ae.com.

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Looking grown and gorgeous, “Cosby” kid Keshia Knight Pulliam shows the versatility of shorts to be worn for both casual and classy occasions.

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Grab your sling backs and pair them with these sexy stain shorts with a cuffed hem and ruched detail at the sides. Thigh-hugging tight shorts are never a good look, so make sure you buy the size that accentuates your legs best.

Pringle of Scotland Satin Ruched Shorts, $197.50 (Originally $395), theoutnet.com.

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Actress Gabrielle Union knows and shows why Bermuda-style shorts are very necessary this summer. Not comfortable showing the entire leg? These shorts show just the right amount of skin, while still keeping something to imagination.

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With a slim fit through the hip and thigh, these stretch Bermuda shorts will give you a comfortable and easy fit. We love the embroidered raw edge to this style and the rhinestone accents on back pockets that make them edgy and sassy.

Sang Real Embellished Stretch Bermuda Short, $84.00, buckle.com.

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Stay ahead of the heat like “The Fashion Show” cohost Kelly Rowland and make your summer staple a lean and mean high-waisted short. This style of short works great to conceal and minimize any tummy trouble areas.

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16 of 21 net-a-porter.com

City shorts are a key staple for the fashion-savvy urbanite. Pair this street-chic style with a boxy blazer and gladiator stilettos for killer look.

Marc by Marc Jacobs High-waisted Denim Shorts, $200, net-a-porter.com.

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They don’t call her Eva the Diva for nothing! Actress Eva Marcille looks smokin’ haute in South Beach Miami wearing this darling denim short romper.

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The one-piece style of the romper makes it an easy outfit option since it requires just a few accessories to look glam on the go. Try this tube denim romper with front slash pockets, wide belt loops, and cuffed hem for a simple and fun summer look.

Ruched Tube Denim Romper, $48.00 ardenb.com.

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Anything neon is so right now and “Hawthorne” star Jada Pinkett Smith shows us why this pop of color looks so stylish on brown sisters.

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20 of 21 tillys.com

If you want to be noticed, you can’t go wrong wearing these hot pink shorts in a crowded room.

C PINK Fray Hem Womens Shorts, $14.99, (Originally $19.99), tillys.com.

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Beat the heat wearing the must-have short styles for this summer. Check out our trend report and see what type of shorts the ladies are lovin’ in Hollywood.

By Qianna Smith & Cynthia Caban

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