Bye-bye boardshorts, hello cutouts
Decked out in the men’s short-of-choice from seasons past this summer? You might be alone. According to a recent article from the Style section of the New York Times, boardshorts have seen their day.
The new look? Shorter inseams a la James Bond – showing a little more leg and bringing back a classic style.
The article outlines popular New York swimwear store Parke & Ronen, owned by Ronen Jehezkel and his partner Parke Lutter, on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea.
Although the store does include many styles – from tiny briefs to mainstream boardshorts, the store’s best seller are the classic swim trunks with a two-inch inseam.
With some inspired by vintage sport shorts, this style is definitely back in – without the elastic waistband.
For women, though, the newest look is in the cutout swimsuit.
Filled with rips, slashes, and shards of material, these one-piece looks show just the right amount of skin.
Designed for showing off your body, popular companies such as Victoria’s Secret have created a few suits of the new look after seeing them on runways earlier this year.
“It’s one of those easy translations from the runway,” said Sharleen Ernster-Lazear, senior vice president of brand design at Victoria’s Secret, in a recent article. “It was a no-brainer. It was a good fashion trend to jump on as a brand.”
Designed for fashion – not function – this is the season’s must-have for women, those who are ready to flaunt their gorgeous curves.
Image: Victoria’s Secret