When shorts started hanging out past 7pm, I had doubts. But then celebs embraced the look by wearing them to clubs and parties, and suddenly every third woman at dinner was sporting shorts with a cami or jacket. It then dawned on me that this is an ingenious and superbly comfortable departure from your cocktail dress routine.
Here are two of our favorites:
These Trina Turk Camden Bow Shorts ($85) are understated, yet still dressy enough to wear to dinner.
I like the J. Crew Chino 9″ Shorts ($20) since they’re simple, comfortable, and come in nine different spring colors.