They’re Baaaaack: Three Ways to Wear Bermuda Shorts

Oh, the places you’ll go!


I tried to make Bermuda shorts happen like they were the word fetch in 2012 with one choice pair colored in a red and blue Hawaiian tropic print but it never caught on — something about them feeling a great deal like walking shorts and my looking like a gym teacher on the fast track to retirement. But I knew, man. I knew they had potential to cater not just to those who enjoy a round of golf or extract teeth for a living. They could be ours.

So it happened that last season for resort, we started to see them trickle into a multitude of collections. Following Rosie Assoulin’s initial board shorts, she made a more literal decision to show a flared pair in khaki. Styled with a matching jacket and metallic striped tank, we made a case for them right now on Jenny Albright, model, deejay and soon-to-be wife of Isaac, our resident relationship therapist.


Rosie Assoulin jacket and shorts, Gucci cami (another sparkle option here), Gucci shoes, vintage straw tote, Marni earrings

This look seems to say: I used to read Madeline and have been hoping Olympia Le-Tan would put her on a handbag but for now this basket will do just fine. Also — I never file for a tax extension.

For Spring, Tibi showed a panoply of a similar silhouette — this one less flared and lower slung, like a pool or surf short — rendered entirely in sequins. They came in navy, blue, pink and white.


Tibi shortsCéline top, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Mercedes Salazar earrings

We used the white version on Jenny with a pleated striped top with red sleeves, some snazzy earrings and shoes that make you question every decision you’ve ever made. If she doesn’t look like a general manager at Con Edison who is vacationing on a yacht in the south of Italy, who will? Who knew it was that easy? If you want to vacation on a yacht in the south of Italy, maybe all you have to do is dress like it.

Finally, we used a third pair of the shorts by none other than utilitarian bottom-extraordinaire, Rachel Comey. They were blue and linen and perhaps the most literal take on real deal walking shorts. (Don’t hit yourself on the way out of the ophthalmologist’s office!)


Rachel Comey shorts, Pepa Pombo cardigan, Dolce & Gabbana shoes

To offset that, we paired a bikini top under a cardigan, added a pair of round frame sunglasses and Gucci slides. Now she looks like she’s late for her Jitney (this is a coach bus that takes you to the Hamptons and provides free snacks, like Goldfish).


Rachel Comey shorts, Pepa Pombo cardigan, Lisa Marie Fernandez bandeau, Gucci shoes, Dolce & Gabbana bag, Taylor Morris sunglasses

And now! She looks like no party has ever happened in the history of fun without her. Whoever said you couldn’t style yourself into bliss


This concludes today’s edition of questionable trends decoded. Hope we’ve convinced you to give them a try. If nothing else, they will save you from chub rub.

Jenny Albright is a model and a deejay living in NYC. Follow her on Instagram, @jennyalbright. PS: Guess who she dates? Isaac Hindin-Miller of Ask Isaac; Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.


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  • Noice! I am really feeling those denim ones. Takes me back to a pair I had sophomore year of high school back in the heyday of those really campy Old Navy Commercials.

    Exhibit A:

    • I can’t think of Bermuda shorts without hearing that theme song.

      • Lina

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  • AhhhhhYeah!

    I’m not a meme poster or gif poster usually, but this scene from the office easily aligns with my feelings:

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  • Amelia Diamond

    I’m…on BOARD

  • Shevaun

    THAT DOLCE & GABBANA BAG THO. There is a D&G near my house and I loiter in front of their window every few weeks because their shit is TOO PRETTY.

  • I want to. I really do. But the trauma of seeing my scrawny white legs in these guys when I was in middle school is still almost too much. I’m afraid the nightmares might come back ?

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  • elpug

    The white pair reminds me of a pair of bloomers Adam’s sister wore, running around a graveyard in an episode of girls. Next trend: old fashioned under garments as outer garments?

  • I feel like I’m in a J. Crew catalog, but even better if that’s possible

  • Alexandra Ivanova-Gazinskaya

    I like the 1st one beige look ! It looks stylish !

  • Senka

    Jenny is a stunner (Isaac is a Lucky guy) and the look on the pictures 9-14 is absolutely everything I want to be this summer. Except the ear ornaments will have to be clip ons. But white and breton stripes and D&G (which I used to hate but I love now).

  • Greer Clarke

    Yayaaaayy Hello Jenny nice 2 meat you

  • Living Paula Blog

    Such cute looks!


  • chouette

    It just really needs to warm up!