Have you noticed that Bermuda shorts are making a stylish return? For those who love fashion, this trend is not only nostalgic but also an exciting opportunity to refresh our summer wardrobes. However, as with any trend, there are key considerations for making Bermuda shorts work beautifully, specifically for the midlife woman.

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Bermuda shorts are typically knee-length and tailored, and give you a polished yet casual look that’s easy to transition from day to night. As well as a tailored style, there are numerous denim options, which I prefer. Their versatility is a major plus, providing a comfortable and CHIC alternative to skirts and dresses. Bermuda shorts have gotten a bad rap over the years, often seen as frumpy. However, with the right styling, they can be incredibly flattering and sophisticated.

Fit is key, particularly for those of us with a petite frame. Bermuda shorts that are too big and slouchy can overwhelm a smaller stature, making us appear shorter and less put-together. Opt instead for well-fitting pairs that follow the natural lines of your body, but without being too tight. High-waisted versions can be super flattering, elongating the legs and accentuating the waist. If you do LOVE the more slouchy look THESE are cute but I would wear them much like this below, with a simple more fitted top, and classic jewelry.

  1. Heels Are Your Best Friend: Pairing Bermuda shorts with heels can instantly elevate your look. Heels add height and balance the proportions, creating a more elongated silhouette. Whether you prefer strappy sandals, wedges, or kitten heels… they are a great way to add a touch of class.
  2. Top It Off Right: Choose tops that complement the tailored look of Bermuda shorts. A tucked-in blouse, a fitted tee, or a lightweight sweater can all work beautifully. Best to avoid overly baggy tops that can add bulk.
  3. Accessorize Wisely: Accessories can make or break your outfit. A statement belt can add definition to your waist, while minimalistic jewelry can keep the look sophisticated. A structured bag or a chic hat can also add a touch of personality.
  4. Play with Patterns and Colors: Don’t shy away from experimenting with patterns and colors. Neutral tones are timeless, but a bold pattern or a pop of color can make your Bermuda shorts the statement piece of your outfit…… like this look here.

One more thing to consider….. I love THESE SHORTS, but would style them with a classic white button-down shirt or a simple white tee as shown below. For me, I would wear them with some sort of a heel, because of my height. If you happen to be on the tall side, a pretty flat sandal would look great as well.


Bermuda shorts are definitely a CHIC SUMMER REVIVAL, that can be adapted to fit and flatter any frame. This is a great option for those of us in our midlife years, because most of us want more coverage. With the right fit and staying they can be a CHIC addition to your summer wardrobe. So, grab ahold of this trend and step out in your Bermudas in CONFIDENCE!