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What are Boyfriend Shorts?

Boyfriend Shorts? Yes, but not your boyfriend’s shorts (wink). Well, if you are unfamiliar with these types of shorts, here’s an explanation with description. In the fashion industry, the ‘boyfriend’ is a style of women’s clothing which is modified from a corresponding men’s garment. Like when a men’s jacket is modified as a women’s clothing, it is named as ‘Boyfriend jacket’. They might look unisex but the only difference is that men’s garments are loose, whereas women’s garments are fit. In simpler terms, you can say that a ‘boyfriend’ fashion is dressing up in boy style. A kind of “borrowed from my boyfriend” look.

The origin of boyfriend fashion is borrowing and wearing a boyfriend’s clothes. The trend expanded when many brands such as Gap, Forever 21, and H&M began to create boyfriend fashion products or men’s – inspired fashion. Boyfriend shorts look great as they aren’t too short like the other denim shorts available in the market. They have a little more length and can actually look very cute and edgy. You can dress them up with heels, can wear them with tunics or the ‘boyfriend shirts”.  You can also pair them up with booties and cropped shirts for an edgier tomboy look. Pairing your boyfriend shorts with feminine colors like pink or yellow striped shirt and a statement necklace will give you a feminine look. For more younger look, you can dress up your boyfriend shorts with a floral top with a blazer.