Last Updated on June 21, 2021
Cycling shorts were once reserved only for workouts, but in 2021 they’re back in a variety of prints, including gingham, floral and tie dye.
They’re one of many polarising fashion pieces of the moment, but they’re also undeniably one of the most popular.
I don’t want to give credit (or put the blame on, depending on how you want to look at it) to just one person, but I think we can all agree that Kim Kardashian has made the biker shorts a must-have over the last few years.
If we rewind to a few decades ago though, the late Princess Diana made her now-iconic biker shorts and jumper combos a thing. The two stars have very little in common, but this is the one style staple that joins them.
Cycle shorts have since transitioned from being strictly used exclusively for work outs to becoming a versatile athleisure must-have. If you happen to be a fan and you’re looking to add to your growing collection, I think you’ll like the updated cycling shorts that come in a variety of prints.
If you are, however, still on the fence about the whole biker shorts situation, this selection might just make you a convert. They now come in so many fun patterns — floral, gingham, tie-dye, and more — that will instantly add a burst of fun and vibrance to an outfit.
Many of these printed cycling shorts are available on the high street too — from Zara to H&M — so you can hop on and ride the trend without spending too much.
Floral Print Cycling Shorts, £17.99, Zara – buy now
Stella Exclusive Organic Cotton Legging Shorts, £12, Weekday at ASOS – buy now
Cycling Shorts, £9.99, H&M – buy now
Rib Legging Short in Animal Print, £12, ASOS – buy now
Ellesse Gingham Legging Shorts in Orange, £20, ASOS – buy now
Out From Under Zebra Cycling Shorts, £19, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Recycled Printed Shorts, £80, Ganni – buy now
Spliced Varsity Retro Cycling Shorts, £28, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Ribbed Cycling Shorts, £9.99, H&M – buy now
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