Bermuda shorts, or simply Bermuda, are currently in high demand and are the new favorites of fashion professionals. For all of you who are now wondering what Bermuda shorts actually are: Bermuda shorts are short trousers that are usually cut a little wider, the hem of which extends above or just above the knee. In addition to the wide version, there are also close-fitting models that are a little reminiscent of cycling shorts .
The ingenious thing about the shorts: They look elegant and casual at the same time, can be worn anywhere – regardless of whether in everyday life, in the office or in the club – and they are one thing above all: extremely comfortable! Already knew? Bermuda owes its name to the archipelago of the same name in the North Atlantic, which is famous for its Bermuda Triangle. There, the trend trousers are the normal office clothing for men and are combined with a shirt, tie and knee-highs.
Combine Bermuda shorts: the most important styling rules
The nice thing about Bermuda: They are extremely diverse and can therefore be combined into many different styles. Bermuda shorts made of leather (preferably in cognac colors), denim or summery linen are particularly popular at the moment. Fashion professionals now also like to style their trend piece oversized with a matching blazer in the trendy power suit look.
This is how your look will be perfect with Bermuda shorts:
1. Bermuda should not sit too tight. Otherwise, the pants wear quickly. In addition, the loose fit makes the pants so special. If in doubt, choose a size larger.
2. High-cut shorts that sit at the waist ensure a particularly nice middle. The same applies to models with a paperbag waistband.
3. For waisted Bermuda shorts: stick the top into the waistband or choose a short crop top to emphasize the middle of the body.
4. Models with a pleat in the middle look particularly elegant and are therefore absolutely suitable for the office.
Which top fits Bermuda shorts?
Since Bermuda shorts, like culottes , usually have a slightly wider leg cut, you should wear tight-fitting tops around the top. Figure-hugging bodysuits, thin sweaters and tight shirts work best. Also good for wide Bermuda shorts: short crop tops that focus on the waist. If, on the other hand, the shorts are a little tighter or you want to deliberately opt for the loose oversize look, you can of course also combine wide tops with Bermuda shorts. But you should definitely put them in the waistband. Otherwise, the look quickly looks misshapen.
The following also applies: If the Bermuda trousers are rather plain, the top can be a little more striking. A particularly nice contrast to the casual shorts are tops with playful details such as ruffles, frills or lace.
Which shoes to combine with bermudas?
Bermudas look particularly great in combination with shoes with heels. These can be classic pumps or mules with heels, but also the currently popular strappy sandals . The high shoes make the shorts look elegant and visually lengthen the legs. With flat shoes like sneakers, dandy shoes, loafers or sandals, on the other hand, you immediately give the Bermuda look a casual touch.
This is how Bermuda is combined for business purposes
Wear Bermuda shorts in the office? Clear! In contrast to super skimpy shorts or cycling shorts, bermudas are absolutely suitable for business. It is best to use plain-colored trousers in muted colors such as brown, black or beige. They look particularly elegant. Also suitable: models made of (synthetic) leather or linen – preferably with pleats.
You can easily combine a classic blouse and a blazer. Incidentally, it will be really cool if you combine the Bermuda as a stylish two-piece. Means: Choose blazers and pants in the same fabric and color. The blazer can also be cut a little oversized.
Style Bermuda shorts in winter: how it works
Good news for all Bermuda fans: the long shorts can be worn not only in spring and summer, but also in cold temperatures. How? Simply with boots with a knee-high shaft or overknees ! What the trousers lack in length make up for the shoes. Add a cozy sweater and warm jackets and the winter look is ready. Tip: So that you don’t freeze, you should use firm, warm fabrics such as denim, cord or leather. If that’s still too cold for you, you can also pull a pair of tights under the Bermuda.