Text: Tanya Reshetnik
Cycling shorts are the number one hit this spring and summer. Firstly, it is corny convenient: soft cotton, from which many models are made, pleasant to the body. Secondly, it is practical: in addition to the fact that you can wear them on your own, bicycle shorts can be worn under a short skirt or mini-dress, if otherwise it is uncomfortable in them. Thirdly, it is simply beautiful. Let's figure out where to look for options to our liking.
The original version of cycling shorts, which has not lost its functionality: such models are sewn from a dense material with a decent percentage of synthetics so that they do not interfere during training and do not lose their shape after a couple of sessions. Additionally, they are sealed with inserts on the abdomen or hips. Of course, such bicycles are suitable not only for training, but also for social events. Cons - often a high price, and they can also be hot in summer; pluses - strength and durability.
Classic - especially for the daring, we advise you to try on a black pair with a tuxedo or jacket. Beginners will also appreciate black cycling shorts - unlike bright or printed ones, they do not draw attention to themselves and look great with just about everything. And black bicycles are also a salvation for those who like mini or deep cuts on skirts, but are used to moving a lot and are not ready to show their underwear. This is especially appreciated by those who ride a bike around the city.
An option for the advanced - bicycles with a snake print, "leopard" and geometric patterns can easily be found both in the mass market and at expensive brands, but they will require slightly more thoughtful images than ordinary black ones. The easiest way to wear such models is with loose, solid color T-shirts or a crop top and a solid oversized shirt.
Bright bicycles this spring will also be found both in expensive brands and in the mass market. The latter most willingly produces models in the spirit of the 90s - acidic and neon shades, with a glitter of glitter and stains in the tie-dye technique. For pastel shades like lavender or egg yolk, check out Bevza, Nanushka, and the Unravel Project.
Sheer and lace
Lace cycling shorts and tight mesh shorts only at first glance seem to be an element of fetish parties. Of course, it is easier to wear such a pair with a crop top really for a rave or a themed evening, but trying on with an elongated jacket with an emphasis on the waist (it is better to have the hem reach mid-thigh) can be done without problems in everyday life. Another trick that designers fell in love with is the combination of mesh bicycles of different calibers with denim mini, short sports shorts and tea dresses with buttoned hem.
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