| July 22, 2013

Despite popular belief, you don’t need Solange’s legs to rock short shorts this summer.

They may not leave much to the imagination, but after being donned by Daisy Duke in the early eighties and Miley today, who wasn’t even born back then, the short-on-fabric-long-on-shelf-life style has proven to be timeless. It’s not like you’re gonna wear a dress every day, and with the right cut and cloth, this summer’s take on the staple can offer the optical illusion of a longer-limbed look.

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Here, we’ve edited down the season’s hottest styles, covering every option from high-waisted to leather. Should you be interested in sculpting your shanks à la Solange, we’ve culled the five best leg workout moves, too.

T by Alexander Wang Leather Shorts
Free People Lacey Cutoff Shorts
BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Pia Casual Short