The Best Bike Shorts to Wear This Summer

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You may have reacted the same way I did when I heard bike shorts are the latest summer fashion trend.  It’s all good.

Bike shorts are back and cuter than ever. I know, I didn’t think so at first.  I ignored it.  I denied it.  Then, I saw a super cute pair in an email and started to slowly warm up to the trend.

One of the determining factors that convinced me to try them out was the “high-waisted” bike shorts.  My confidence slowly emerged with the anticipation of knowing that some of my shortcomings will be “properly distributed”.

THE HISTORY OF BIKE SHORTS

I know this sound a bit odd, but there is somewhat of a history behind these intimidating shorts.  The original bike short was made of wool.  Eek – itchy you may think, no?!

Bike shorts morphed slowly from chamois to silk in the 1950’s.  Thankfully the 1970’s introduced the lycra bike short – not as appealing to the people watching the bicyclists trekking down the road, but more so for the actual athlete.

WELCOME TO 2020

Thankfully, bike shorts have come a long way.  As I’ve slowly warmed up to the trend, I have researched and curated a grouping of bike shirts.  They range in price, from solid prints to super cool camo and floral.

Depending on your comfort level, you can wear any of these with either a flowing t-shirt, sports bra, tank top, or comfy sweatshirt.  I have even seen them paired with a slim fitting tank and blazer or denim jacket – ready for a night out on the town.

MY BIKE SHORTS PICKS

I appreciate that some of the styles showcased below offer a pocket for your smartphone or keys, should you be using the bike shorts for their initial intention (exercise).

I will honestly not be using them for their original intention (although I finally ordered my Peloton bike but have to wait quite some time for delivery).  I see myself wearing these shorts with a flowing tank top or t-shirt and sneakers.

What are your thoughts on the bike short trend?  Please share your style tips below – I’d love to know!

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About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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