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The best high-fashion boxer shorts and how to wear them

Are men's boxers this summer’s most unlikely women's fashion trend?

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Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
June 9, 2022
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Undergarments as clothing is nothing new. At the height of the pandemic you couldn’t open a fashion magazine without hearing about ‘loungewear’ the pyajama-clothing hybrid that made its way out of the sheets and into the streets thanks to the new normal.

Of course that one seemed to make sense, now comes its successor… The cotton boxer short. Having been slowly tricking onto our instagram feeds for the last couple of weeks thanks to influencers, this trend is one you will be seeing everywhere this summer.

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“Givenchy dialled up the off-duty dress code by adding a tailored twist in the form of a micro- check blazer to its textured boxer shorts. Don’t borrow from the boys, get your own!” our Fashion Editor Rachel story explains. They were even spotted recently on Anne Hathaway who wore her boxer-like Valentino shorts, with elasticated waistband, at a high-end Bulgari event this week, proof that these shorts are suitable for every occasion.

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Anne Hathaway sporting high-fashion boxer-inspired shorts from Valentino 

How do I wear the new boxer short trend?

Our Fashion Editor Rachel story says, “Say hello to the unlikely summer hero of the season: the boxer short. Not convinced? Look to Grece Ghanem and Pernille Teisbaek both in The Frankie Shop co-ords – for affirmation. Layer over a swimsuit and add a billowy shirt for cool-girl vibes.”

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The best women's designer boxer shorts to shop now:

sporty and rich boxers

Cassie mid-rise cotton-poplin boxer shorts £70.00, Sporty & Rich


leset boxers

Boxer short, £60, Leset


alexander wang boxers

Athena crystal-embellished cotton-poplin shorts, £247.50, Alexander Wang


hommegirls boxers

Cotton-poplin shorts, £40, Hommegirls


sabline boxers

Boxer striped cotton-poplin shorts, £130, Sebline


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