Trending: Dad Shorts

The new summer staple

Dad jeans, dad trainers, dad fleeces, we’ve all been taking style notes from the main man in our life. 

Our Instagram grids have been awash with cool girls in oversized blazers and ugly runners for most of winter, and now there’s a father-figure inspired fashion piece that will help us to keep both cool and stylish in the (slightly) warmer months.

Now entering into the realm of the ‘dad short’, the 90s trend seems to be making a comeback. You probably recignise them from looking through your parent’s old holiday photos, your dad (and mam too tbf) were rocking those long-ass shorts back in the day. While at first we were horrified at the sight of a short that goes to your knee return back to fashion, we most definitely are warming to it and in fact, are even beginning to list it as a summer style staple.

Images Via @cerecampbell and @nxcvingtageshop


Characterised by their knee-length, often oversized silhouette, finding a pair that hits the knee at the right spot and tapers in at the waist is the key to keeping yourself from looking like a literal dad (no offense, Dads). Styling them up with a super cute crop top or silk cami can keep the look young and feminine.

So, to get you started on your paternal style journey, here are a few dad shorts that we’re really diggin’ (that’s what Dad’s say, isn’t it?!).

Bermuda Shorts – Monki – €25

Mom Mid Wash Turn Up Shorts – prettylittlething – €28

Iets Frans Grey Cut-Off Shorts – Urban Outfitters – €45

Wide Bermuda Shorts – H&M – €22.99

Long Cotton Shorts – Monki – €20

Normal Waist Denim Shorts – Vero Moda – € 29,99