Women’s 1950s high waisted shorts had a side zip, sailor buttons, and came in a variety of lengths. Pinup shorts and rockabilly shorts favor red, black, tropical prints, and classic denim blue jeans. Navy blue shorts with white buttons make for cute nautical themed sailor shorts in summer. ’50s vintage high waisted shorts are flattering, slimming, and back in fashion today. High rise retro shorts from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s are also in style.
1950s vintage high waisted shorts came in many lengths:
- Short shorts or pinup shorts – The shortest and tightest fitting high waisted shorts.
- Culotte shorts – Wide leg pants that end at the calf
- Bermuda shorts – Just above the knee. Fitted or loose.
- Pedal Pushers/ Clam Digger Shorts – Just below the knee. Loose fitting.
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