How to Style High-Waisted Shorts Like a Vintage Icon

Long before Beyonce and Taylor Swift were showing off their proverbial assets in high-waisted shorts, style icons, like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, were taking the sought after summer staple out for a spin. And who could blame them? With the temperatures on the rise, the high-waisted short is a casual chic option for a weekend full of sailing or an evening dancing with friends. Draw some inspiration from five vintage stars, and shop their looks here.

Audrey Hepburn

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For a borrowed-from-the-boys take on the trend, pair a dark, plaid button down with a white summery bottom. 

Shop the look: Etoile Isabel Marant top, $162; J. Crew shorts, $48;

Marilyn Monroe

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There’s no doubt that Marilyn Monroe could make an entrance. To capture her detail-oriented look, pair a clingy, off-the-shoulder knit, striped bandana, and two-tone wedges with a black short short. 

Shop the lookH&M top, $20; Rosallini scarf, $4; Michael Michael Kors shorts, $70; GX by Gwen Stefani wedges, $90;

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Lana Turner

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Thanks to an all-white palette, Lana Turner brought together disparate items like a turban, a crop top, and open-toe wedge seamlessly with her evening shorts. 

Shop the lookBCBG Max Azria crop top, 158; Moschino turban, $119; Chloe shorts, $605; Alfani wedges, $50;

Brigitte Bardot

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If anyone loved the high-waisted hot pant, it was Brigitte Bardot. The French actress managed to style the on-trend short a multitude of ways, but we loved her navy gamine vibe seen here. 

Shop the look: Abercrombie & Fitch top, $12; APC belt, $98; Romwe shorts, $15;

Rita Hayworth

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Bring the high-waisted short to the office (if you work at a place with a lax dress code) by styling a silk pair with a crepe blouse and tan accessories.

Shop the lookHelmut Lang blouse, $177; Theory shorts, $190; Merona pumps, $30; Fossil belt, $44; 

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