Once winter ends and the sun comes out, it's time to shed heavy trousers in favour of more lightweight garments. Women's shorts keep you stylish all summer while you stay cool in a variety of fabrics and designs meant to elevate your warm weather look. Choose from styles of all lengths and designs in materials meant to fit and flatter your figure, and don't let the heat slow you down.In High Cotton
One of the most common women's clothing materials, cotton is breathable, lightweight, and easy to care for. Cotton shorts come in many styles, from long walking shorts to low rise, short designs. Cargo shorts have extra pockets for storage, while high waisted shorts have a tailored look and feel. Cotton shorts come in a variety of colours and brands, including Gorman, Country Road, and PJ Salvage. Dress them up or down depending on what top and shoes you choose and toss them in the washing machine to clean them.Blue Jean Queen
A staple of most everyone's wardrobes, denim shorts run the gamut when it comes to design. From casual, distressed cut-offs to sleek and dark Bermuda options, there are denim shorts for every style. Select from high or low waisted designs, and consider the wash as well. Light wash denim shorts have a more laid-back, casual feel, while darker denim looks a little dressier. Accents like holes, rips, and pockets, add a distinctive look to denim. Choose shorts edged with lace or with embroidered designs for a look that stands out, or pick coloured denim to add a pop of visual appeal to any outfit.Stretch it Out
For exercise, running errands, or just lounging, you can't beat the comfort of stretchy Spandex shorts. Made with Lycra, the fabric moves with you, making the shorts perfect for working out or other activity. Decorated with sequins or graphic prints, these soft shorts are also cute layered underneath distressed denim shorts for a fun look.Luxe Leather
Up the ante once the weekend comes around with leather shorts. Choose from faux or real leather, and pair these club-worthy styles with a cute top for a night on the town. Elastic waist options are easy to wear, and accents like fringe make a bold fashion statement. Choose from colours like brown, black, or white, and leather shorts with pleats or pockets.