Khaki shorts for women are great to wear while doing chores around the house, running errands, and even while playing with the kids and grandkid s on a summer afternoon.
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They work well with a pair of comfortable flats. Yo u can't go wrong wearing denim shorts for women. They never go out of style and they come in a range of lengths and rises so that you can wear a different pair every day of the summer. For a modest look, choose colorful denim long shorts that will brighten up your outfit.
Women's linen shorts paired with a soft tunic blouse look elegant when you are attending a warm-weather art and wine festival. Add a pretty print fashion scarf around your neck for an artistic look. The most comfortable and good-looking pair of shorts you can wear are women's chino shorts. They are ideal for almost any occasion that allows shorts as part of a dress code, and they pair well with a wide assortment of tops, lightweight sweaters, and cute jackets. They have been declared correct national day and evening attire for any non-formal occasion including meetings.
But, to answer honestly the questions tourists and visitors in Bermuda always ask about where they are made, they are NOT made in Bermuda. Nor are the knee-length socks, or any other clothing, including the blazers or sport coats and shoes accompanying them.
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All are imported but sold locally under the names of the local stores by arrangement with the manufacturers. Some of the more business-wear kind may be imported in Irish Linen. Or try a lightweight blend of wool surprisingly and polyester.
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These latter may be washed in warm or cold water - never hot - and lightly ironed. It is the name and the style - not where they are made which is usually not in Bermuda - that has made them famous. Avoid the polyester-alone ones, also washable and less expensive, but not authentic. Royal Gazette newspaper of Bermuda photo, above. The best quality Bermuda Shorts have a three inch hem, hand sewn, to hang correctly. Bermuda Shorts are garments for all seasons, representing a standard of turnout difficult to surpass in their originality.
They are as well constructed as a good pair of trousers, complete with a proper fitted waistband or with belt loops or a self-supporting waistband and a seam in the center back.
They are usually pleated for business use but a more informal variety can be unpleated. They usually have one pocket on each side and one on each side of the bottom. They are form-fitting, designed essentially for and can look very good on the slim or medium-built person.
Any with huge waists and bottoms will look far better in lightweight long trousers. Accompanying them are Bermuda hose imported long - knee-length - socks , plus a white or blue button down imported Oxford or other appropriate short sleeved shirt and conservative Windsor knotted striped or corporate insignia or club or regimental tie, with a single or double breasted navy blue blazer or a sport coat or madras or linen jacket that contrasts with the Bermuda Shorts.
Bermudian hoteliers in their Bermuda shorts business attire. Most people wear them from April to November but some locals do so all year. This gives them a unique cachet, a reason to buy them not only for use in Bermuda but also to cut a dash when visiting another country. Bermuda shorts are made for women too, of course, but they are not the national business dress for women.
Bermuda Shorts for women are known as city shorts in America. They are of knee-length cut and similar to a pencil skirt.
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They are too good to be used as digging in the garden wear. Given Bermuda's very high humidity for most of the year, and the high temperatures from June to October - see Climate and Weather in Bermuda - they are very practical, very useful, very comfortable - and can also be very elegant. They are in various colors. Conservative colors are gray, beige or navy blue. But some prefer orange, pink, green or yellow. Newly arrived expatriate businessmen tend to go for the dark gray at first.
Then they graduate to navy, dark green, burgundy, yellow and pink. They are not formal wear; there are no black formal Bermuda shorts; and that when invitations state formal wear, they exclude Bermuda Shorts and instead mean a tuxedo USA-style or its UK equivalent, a dinner jacket, with matching long trousers and bow tie. They are very rarely "on sale.
Right photo: staff at a San Francisco hotel with Bermuda Shorts. Although they are not in any way suggestive, just smart by Western standards, some cultures do not accept them.
"There's no better place to buy Bermuda shorts than this store."
For example, they are illegal in Iraq. The contingent from Bermuda always wear Bermuda shorts as their national dress at opening and closing ceremonies of the summer Olympic Games. Poster shows Bermuda Shorts for a man and woman, at a Bermuda Moongate. Bermuda Shorts for men and women did not originate as uniquely Bermudian, they were created at the turn of the 20th century originally by British military forces - and not in Bermuda, in London.
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By men in desk jobs whose function it was to see their soldiers and navy personnel were appropriately but lightly attired for duty at British Army garrisons and Royal Navy bases in tropical and sub-tropical parts of the old British Empire.