If You Buy One Thing This Summer, Make It These Uniqlo Boxer Shorts

Time to fold your denim shorts away - it's boxer short girl summer.

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by Gemma Lavers |
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When it comes to summer dressing, denim shorts aren't always ideal. Denim isn't the most breathable fabric, per se, and it's certainly not the easiest to get into either, especially when any type of perspiration is involved. Up until a few years ago, denim shorts were practically the only shorts were spoke of in relation to summer - but not anymore. We're happy to announce that casual shorts have made a return, more specifically: boxer shorts. Yes, the male undergarment - no, we're not joking.

Last year, Uniqlo's Striped Boxer Shorts went viral on TikTok for being the go-to summer shorts for women. This year, Uniqlo is leaning into the trend even further, releasing a pair of Gingham Boxer Shorts, £19.90 that are perfect for styling on those days where it's far too hot to wear anything else, and they've already gone viral on TikTok. Made from an airy seersucker fabric, the shorts are breathable, stylish, and have an elasticated waist that will make the dreaded denim short 'shimmy' a distant memory.

Uniqlo Seersucker Cotton Gingham Checked Easy ShortsUniqlo

Made from a breathable airy seersucker fabric, these shorts have a relaxed, laidback vibe. Plus, they have two pockets (an added bonus) and the shorts are available in four different colours: beige, blue, black and green.

The great news? Styling these shorts, or any type of boxer shorts for that matter, couldn't be easier. The formula for an easy everyday outfit is to pair them with a trusty oversized t-shirt or a linen button-down shirt. If you're headed to any festival this summer, you can lean into the 'Blokecore' trend and style your shorts with a vintage football tee and chunky high boots.

Uniqlo Seersucker Cotton Gingham Checked Easy Shorts

If you want to dress up a pair of casual shorts, the trick is to mix more casual items with sleeker ones. For example, add a boxy blazer and kitten heels for your next dinner date, or wear them underneath a tailored pair of wide leg trousers, just so the waistband is showing, styled with a more feminine crop top.

We've scoured the internet for the best boxer shorts you'll actually be able to wear out the house.

Shop: Boxer Shorts For Women

The Frankie Shop Lui Fluid Stripe-Print Woven ShortsSelfridges

Famous for its oversized silhouettes and recognisable blazers, The Frankie Shop knows how to do tailoring, which is why its shorts are super flattering. Not too short, but not overly long either (although jorts are back) these striped boxer shorts with elastic waistband are great for throwing on with almost anything.

Free People, We The Free Day To Day Solid BoxersFree People

These laid-back boxer shorts are made from a comfortable cotton blend and have a mini length. To style the shorts up, simply add an oversized black blazer, a bodysuit in an earthy tone, and a pair of the on-trend fisherman sandals.

Hollister, Poplin Boxer ShortsHollister

If you want a pair of shorts that aren't just blue striped, Hollister has pairs that come in green and pink striped too. Imagine these styled with a pair of pink kitten heels, white bodysuit and blazer for an evening outfits - super chic.

GANNI, Stripe Cotton Elasticated ShortsEND Clothing

GANNI has, of course, brought out its own version of the boxer short trend. With vibrant stripes, an elasticated waistband and relaxed silhouette, what's not to love?

Urban Outfitters, BDG Gingham Boxer ShortsUrban Outfitters

These boxer shorts from Urban Outfitters are mini, so perfect for the summer months. They too, feature an elasticated waistband and the BDG logo at the front. Plus, they're available in two preppy colours; blue and red.

Cotton On, Boyfriend Boxer ShortsCotton On

Australian brand Cotton On also weighs in on the boxer short trend with a woven poplin pair. These even feature a mock fly with plastic buttons to give you that real men's boxer effect.

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SANDRO, Wide-leg Cotton ShortsSANDRO
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The lace strip on the waist gives the boxer shorts a more feminine feel, and can be easily styled with a lace cami top. The turn-up bottoms also make the shorts more formal, so you could wear them to more formal settings too (although maybe not the office).

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Gemma Lavers is a Fashion Writer at Bauer Media, writing for brands like Grazia, heat and Closer. Gemma specialises in all things clothing and enjoys outfit planning (especially for holidays), scrolling social media for the next trend and shopping (probably for a new coat).

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