Short Suits in 2020: A Modern Take on Suits & Ways to Style Them

COVER STORY / 2020-04-08

Short Suits in 2020: A Modern Take on Suits & Ways to Style Them

Suits have witnessed a quiet revolution from the 60s to today. One of the earliest occasions of a suit being tailored and worn by a woman was Sarah Bernhardt, in 1870. And turn heads it did. Of course, times have changed, and our fashion senses have evolved. Today, suits are considered power dressing for women and exude an inexplicable poise, sharpness, and sophistication. 

As much as our love for pantsuits is known, summer makes it very difficult to sport the style without leaving sweat patches and that awfully icky feeling. Let’s face it, suits aren’t really designed for 35 degrees of summer and you’re bound to sweat in them. But, chin up – this summer, we saw a delightful array of short pants suits, short sleeve wetsuits, short sleeve business suits and even women’s bermuda short suits strutting down the runways. 

Here are some ways you can sport this 2020 short suits trend and suit up in style this summer.

Look#1 - Go Classic in Chequered Short Suits

Women’s suits may have drawn inspiration from men’s fashion, but it’s now a league of its own. After finding its origins in the 1500s in the form of plaid kilts, checks too, like suits, evolved to become a fashion favorite with many designers like Burberry making checks part of their signature pieces. And when checks come together with suits, it results in an ultra-modern and chic look that’s bound to leave a mark.  


The perfect balance in your wardrobe this season is the improvised and edited version of the traditional pantsuit – the short suit. The outfit is easy to style and can be worn to work or even on a night out with friends. Bring out your inner fashionista in these chic short suit outfits.

Look #2 - Make a Mark in Statement Short Suits

With SS20 the runways ripe with short suits fashion and pantsuit outfits, spring has officially started off with a bang. It may be easy to fall prey to the apparent androgynous limitation that suits render – but this season is nothing like you’ve seen before. Short suits have come back in such a HUGE and untraditional way that it’s just the kind of freshness we need in our spring wardrobes. Revive your wardrobe with bright colors and hues as we welcome this Spring. Style your bold short suits with a pair of stilettos and a stylish handbag and look spring-ready and work-ready all through the season.

Look #3 - Go Military in Women’s Bermuda Short Suits

Tailored to perfection with lighter fabrics, these summer suits are designed for those who can’t seem to get enough of the suit fashion. So don’t worry about hiding away your winter pantsuit outfits, instead, invest in stylish short sleeve outfits and women’s short suit sets that give you the poise of a winter pantsuit, minus the varying degrees of heat. With the bermuda version of short suits, don’t forget to explore this fresh new take on tailoring in new proportions, blended with earthy, tonal monochromes.

Look #4 - Look Regal in Pastel Shades

SS20 saw many designers like Chloe, Stuart Weitzman, Alaia, Salvatore Ferragamo and many more leveraging the newest short suits trend. We will very soon be seeing many off the runway looks sported on stars and celebrities. In fact, we’ve already seen it on the likes of Hailey Beiber, Kendall Jenner and we very well know how much Duchess Meghan, too, was a fan of this trend – before she became, well, a Royal. This summer, take inspiration from the relaxed elegance of pastel shades when investing in your choice of short suit sets.

Look #5 - Go Vibrant This Summer

This summer, shed those warm woolens in exchange for a fresh take on pantsuits. Worried about the summer heat? Well, short suits are here to tell you that you can look both chic and fashionable even in a suit. SS20 had suits specifically designed for the long summer months ahead, and it made sure to impress with vibrant prints and colors and airy styles. Stay cool in a fashionable summary short suit sets and be unafraid in experimenting with vibrant patterns.

Look #6 - Get the White on White Short Suits Street Style

It makes sense that the latest trend of short suits is such a hit. With the overwhelmingly sweltering temperatures that seem to have hit some of us hard, there’s truly nothing friendlier than a comfy white summer short suit set. We’re really into white short suits because they’re so classy and elegant, and can literally be worn on any given day. The best part about white short suit sets is that you have the freedom to experiment with accessories and break the monotone with a stark and bold pair of stilettos. Make sure to create a whole lotta fun combos with these lightweight summer suits that are stylish and not stifling in the heat.

Our die-hard love for winter fashion can be seen in the way the season totally gets our love for suits, overcoats, blazers and all things warm, and vogue. But winter’s slowly leaving us behind, and it’s time to embrace newer and sprightly summer fashion trends, in this case, the latest short suits trend. And for those like us, who are going to miss winter pantsuits and other suit outfits, namely blazers and women’s pantsuits, you know there’s still some hope. And hope looks like shorts and suits combined together to form a lasting look for summer.