If you dare to wear the "are-you-sure-those-count-as-shorts?" versions, pair them with a loose top to avoid the leotard look.
A bold choice for a night out
Dressier than running shorts, they're cut high on the sides to give the illusion of longer legs.
Clover Canyon $125
A sporty, futuristic silhouette
These look demure with a blouse, preppy with a tee, or sultry with a crop top.
Alice + Olivia $176
A cooler option than the sundress
Dolce & Gabbana
Pierre Hardy platforms
Longer shorts can work for the office with a blazer and heels, then transition into night with a lacy top and chunky shoes.Kate Spade $198
An easy day-to-evening look
Giuseppe Zanotti wedges