It’s time to hop on a plane and jet off to the sun, but if you’re more of a relaxing board shorts than skimpy bikini kinda girl, then we have the best of the collections for you. And, since there aren’t a huge number of online stores selling women’s beach shorts, we’ve done the hard work and scoured out the best places to buy, too.
These nautical shorts will keep you on trend year-after-year (if you don’t wear them out in the first one, that is…), and we love them because the ruched sides mean you can wear them any length you want, so they don’t have to be teeny tiny.
Baku St Lucia Riched Side Boardie, £41, surfdome.com.
Seafolly is the Fashion Bust team’s go-to brand for swimwear, and these shorts are no exception. Best for when you have a bit of tan in the middle of summer, they’re made with a stretch fabric and are low rise – we’re in love with the tropical print.
Seafolly Tropical Beat Stretch Boardie Short, £44, asos.com
If you love popular surf-style labels, then O’Neill is the ideal brand as it does women’s board shorts just right. We love the navy blue block colour with the baby pink detailing, and the elasticated waist make them perfectly comfortable for a day at the beach.
O’Neill Solid Board Shorts, £32.99, surfdome.com
A little different from the usual coral-coloured trends, we love these aqua blue flower print shorts. They’re tiny…and great for the beginning of the holiday when you haven’t much of a tan.
Esprit Acapulco Beach Woven Shorts, £19.99, amazon.co.uk
This designer brand makes great board shorts for men, and now they’ve included a great selection for women in their collection to appease the surfer chicks! We love the ditsy floral print, and the fact that they’re a bit longer and wider cut than our other choices so we can cover up a little more.
Paul Smith Floral Board Short, £95, asos.com