Oh, the cycling short. A trend that stemmed from the '80s and '90s (and donned by many a celebrity), cycling shorts seem to come back into fashion every so often, particularly during the warmer months when all anyone desires to wear is oversized tees. Cycling shorts and a good old white T-shirt go hand in hand. You see, cycling shorts are no longer reserved for the likes of Bradley Wiggins, they are the lycra item best known for forming the backbone of one of the world's less-admired aesthetic and have – unsurprisingly – shot to the top of everyone's to-buy lists for yet another summer.
As comfort remains key for many of us, despite our recent parting with tracksuits and loungewear in favour of high-waisted jeans, dresses and skirts, the cycling short is somewhat of a bridge between actual clothes and at-home comfies. Something you can quite easily dress up with the right accessories (think kitten heels or fashion trainers, a designer bag and some jewellery), cycling shorts are your ticket to looking chic while feeling comfortable.
If you're looking for a practical, non-restricting alternative to the stiff rigidity of starchy denim jeans, then you've come to the right place. While we will always favour joggers while WFH, you can't quite get away with wearing them into the city when your calendar has got your booked for evening drinks – can you?
Enter: our round-up of the best cycling shorts for women.
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