The short answer (hah!) is that shorts became a popular fashion in the 1960s. I think young women adopted them as part of the same trend as the mini-skirt, which was popularized by designer Mary Quant in the early 1960s.
Similarly, it is asked, what is walking shorts?
Bermuda shorts, also known as walk shorts or dress shorts, are a particular type of short trousers, worn as semi-casual attire by both men and women. The hem, which can be cuffed or un-cuffed, is around 1 inch above the knee.
When were denim shorts invented?
Jean shorts, a shorter and literally cooler version of blue jeans, were worn in the 1950s and 1960s as cut-offs. And it was in the late 1960s and early 1970s that they got short. Real short. From 1979 to 1985, the short shorts were immortalized by actress Catherine Bach.
Are shorts business casual attire?
There is no generally agreed definition of "business casual". One definition of business casual states that it includes khaki pants, slacks, and skirts, as well as short-sleeved polo shirts and long-sleeved shirts, but excludes jeans, tennis shoes, tight or short skirts, T-shirts, and sweatshirts.