This season, the phrase ‘coming up short’ takes on a whole new, far more desirable meaning, as every label from Khaite (purveyors of New York cool) to Prada (the powerhouse that needs no introduction) has tempting tailored shorts on offer. Far from being reminiscent of summer getaways or school days, these precision-cut styles are all grown up – think post-shopping trip Vivian in Pretty Woman. If you go for the full-on short suit, Tibi’s languid tailoring is top of our list, while effortless off-duty shorts, courtesy of NYC-based Sally LaPointe, are the epitome of uptown elegance. To cut a long story short, this trend has legs.
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