Shorts may not be the first things that come to mind when you’re thinking about red carpet worthy garments, but as these ladies show, they are a refreshing alternative to dresses and skirts and look just as glam.
Who knew H&M could look so good!
Alesha wears H&M white shirt and shorts and glams the ensemble up with a vintage blazer, Abbie Walsh collar and a pair of red and pink Charlotte Olympia Masako heels. She shows how the right accessories and a pair of killer heels can take a pair of shorts onto the red carpet.
Cute as a button Ashley Madekwe channels Chanel in her tweed shorts suit and wouldn’t look out of place in the office.
If you are going to wear shorts to work (and you don’t work in the creative industry) keep the rest of your outfit as simple as possible.
Kelly re-works the colour block trend in a Barbara Bui Spring 2012 top and a pair of rather ordinary white shorts.
She glams them up with the pricy top ($840 anyone) and some metal cap shoes.
Rashida Jones’ shorts are almost hidden by her jacket and although the bare legs look a little out of place with her wintry looking outfit, she looks smart and on trend and adds a little interest to her outfit with a print clutch.
If you lean more toward plain colours, add texture with print accessories.
Rochelle Wiseman looks summery (and very happy) in floral shorts and a bright blazer.
The shorts would work with flip flops and a white tee just as well as they do in the formal way she has styled them. Floral shorts are a good multi-use buy.
Solange works top to toe Etro in a print blouse and high waisted shorts.
A great way to dress up shorts is with heels and a print blouse. As ever, we are in love with her hair (and as ever, we covet her wardrobe).
The ever stylish Zoë Saldana works casual cool in Theyskens Theory.
Everything about this outfit is perfect. Serious girl crush material.
Are you a fan of smart shorts?