The history of shorts

Although they may seem like a recent invention, shorts were born in the late nineteenth century. Initially they were used as a garment for schoolchildren’s uniforms; only in the twentieth century they become part of the adult wardrobe.

Their evolution

The first woman who wore shorts was the tennis player Alice Marble in 1933. This event caused quite a stir, but in the 1950s shorts were already very popular among the female population.

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Shorts icons

Over the various decades, shorts have changed shape, appearance and style also thanks to the icons who wore them.

In the 1960s, the beauty icon Brigitte Bardot will wear them tight and very short with long boots, in perfect harmony with her cheeky and rebellious non-conformism.

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In the 70s, shorts became very short, we speak of “hot pants“: micro, tight, sexy and cheeky shorts, in full harmony with the nonconformist and rebellious spirit of the hippy decade. One of the greatest representatives of this style was Raffaella Carrà, who also wore them on prime time TV.

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The 80s will bring shorts into punk with studs and leather. The 90s will see them very short, in jeans and frayed: minimal and “belonging” style, accompanied by large printed t-shirts, backpacks and Dr. Martens.

In recent years, however, we have had an inverse trend: no longer super-short and tight pants, but soft and baggy, preferably high-waisted, such as our Bermuda Fatigue model.

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