Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner!  As expressed in my love-of-booty-shorts post, I’ve had shorts on the mind.  And now that it’s getting warm enough, I made some serious plans to get my pins out!

I have a number of pairs of shorts that I’ve bought over the year, mostly in denim, but I find that not one of them actually fits me properly.  As a designer/sewer, I know that pants can be a pain to fit, and I know that everyone’s Waist-Hip ratio differs (let alone leg length!).  With the ability to make clothing fit on a personalised level, it’s not surprising that off-the-rack shorts aren’t living up to my expectations of fit.

So enough is enough.  No more ill-fitting shorts for me!  For my first pair, I played around with a 1950’s style; nice and fitted at the waist with room for air and movement at the hip, and a cute short length for mega leg-action!  And I am absolutely stoked with how they turned out!  I give you… The Poolside Shorts.

 

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

 

These shorts are stinkin’ adorable, and I’m likely to be rocking more than one colourway this summer!  My first pair just had to be in this deep sunset pink, palm-frond printed cotton.  It has the feel of long summer days, hanging out with friends by the pool, sipping on tropical cocktails while look out on beautiful natural vistas…  Bliss!

 

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

 

I love this colour!  It teams so well with white and purple, and I have big plans for these shorts and my pretty purple Moxi skates to meet on the regular this summer.  They’re going to be bff’s devel_heart_solidpurple

 

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

 

The generous 1950’s fit of the Poolside Shorts is perfect for some physical activity, and while the length is cute and short, there’s no risk of cheeky peeks!  The shorts close with a hidden side-zip on the left, and features a single side-pocket on the right, for summer essentials like your phone or retro sunglasses.

 

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

The Poolside Shorts | Devel Women

 

These shorts make a killer basic for summer; an easy option to team with your fave retro blouse or fitted tee.  Dress ‘em up with heels, or down with pretty sandals or ballet flats.  Make them sweet with a big sunhat and bright bangle stacks, or salty with a biker jacket and a red pout.  The versatility is ridiculous, you’ll wonder how you’ve gone this long without them!

Keen on a pair?  They’re available in my webstore now!  AND I’ve included other prints and colourways too, so you can flavour your Poolside Shorts to your personal style!

 

 

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