Updated on August 27, 2022 by Sarina
Shorts needs no introduction. But to be formal, I would define it as a type of trousers that are short.
There are people who live in shorts but there are also those who despise them. Love them or dislike them, you cannot ignore them. They are everywhere. And so many different types of shorts.
Most of them are categorised according to their length and some as per the cloth with which it is made of.
Names of different types of shorts
- Names of different types of shorts
- 1. Booty shorts
- 2. Board shorts
- 3. Boy shorts
- 4. Boyfriend shorts
- 5. Bermuda shorts
- 6. Baggy shorts
- 7. Boxer shorts
- 8. Capri
- 9. Cargo Shorts
- 10. Chino shorts
- 11. Cut off shorts
- 12. Compression shorts
- 13.Gym shorts
- 14. Hiking shorts
- 15. Jamaican shorts
- 16. Knee length shorts
- 17. Knee hugger shorts
- 18. Pedal pusher shorts
- 19. Running shorts
- 20.Toreador shorts
- 21. Slipshort
- 22. Skorts
- 23. Swimming trunk shorts
1. Booty shorts
These are really short low rise shorts which is supposed to just about cover the minimum modesty. It is almost like an underwear and are worn under short skirts.
2. Board shorts
These shorts look like the swimming trunks , the difference being that they have drawstring waist and are longer than the swimming trunks. They also do not have the inner lining that the swimming trunks have.
3. Boy shorts
These are shorts which are just a little longer than the booty shorts. They are high rise shorts.
4. Boyfriend shorts
Boyfriend shorts fit loosely with a relaxed baggy fit. It is usually over sized and distressed with lots of rips.
Just like boyfriend jeans.
5. Bermuda shorts
This shorts, which is also known by names walking shorts or dress shorts, ends about 1 inch above the knee. It is a semi-casual clothing; They usually have a cuff at the hem.
6. Baggy shorts
This is a general name given to all the shorts which are quite loose and comfortable – the kind you would love to lounge around in.
7. Boxer shorts
These are elastic waist shorts worn by men; they are named so because they resemble the shorts used by the boxers. A body hugging boxer shorts is also called huggers/grippers. You can learn a lot more about boxer shorts here.
Check out the pattern and tutorial to make a boxer shorts here
This shorts ends some 3-5 inch below the knee. Check out the post with a sewing pattern and tutorial to make them yourself
9. Cargo Shorts
These are loose baggy shorts with lots of baggy pockets.They are also called combat shorts; they always feature one or more cargo pockets.
10. Chino shorts
These are classic knee length walking shorts made of a cotton twill material. They have a zip front closure.
11. Cut off shorts
These are shorts which is made from pants/ jeans that have been cutoff to be shorts. They usually are cut off above your knee, or a little higher. They have a ragged cut edge at the hem because it is cut off and adds to the rugged look. Learn about the different ways to make cut off shorts from jeans here.
12. Compression shorts
These are supportive shorts – usually worn during excercise or for medical purposes. They may be worn under other clothes or on their own.
Comfortable baggy shorts in stretchy but absorbent material, with a drawstring waist.
14. Hiking shorts
The kind you would wear for hiking up the mountain – comfortable, knee length and with lots of pockets.
15. Jamaican shorts
Jamaican shorts refers to shorts which lie between the knee and crotchline.
16. Knee length shorts
As the name suggests they end up at the knees
17. Knee hugger shorts
These are knee length shorts with a drawstring at the hem – you can draw the draw string tight and closed – hence the name knee hugger.
18. Pedal pusher shorts
These shorts ends about 2 inches below the knee
19. Running shorts
Shorts made for comfortable sports activities like running.
They are usually made of performance fabrics, and may have side slits for comfortable movement. Some may even have underwear incorporated.
This shorts falls somewhere between the knee and the feet.
This is a type of shaping shorts which serve the purpose of a slip.Just like a slip you can wear this under dresses and skirts. These are made in a stretchy fabric. The ones by jockey is very popular among girls who wear them instead of a slip.
These are shorts with a skirt attached.
23. Swimming trunk shorts
These are shorts used for swimming by men ; they are made of light, fast-drying materials like nylon or polyester and usually has an inner underwear lining which is tighter
24. Wrap shorts
These are shorts with a wrap around style.