It starts with picking the perfect pair.


If you were a teen (or tween) in the 80s/90s, you’ve been waiting for the moment when bike shorts would make their return. And a fact: women’s bike shorts are not only back, they’re here to stay and are better than ever.

 mel shaping biker short - cotton stretch


Start by picking your bike shorts and wow! Have bike shorts come a long way from the flimsy pairs you used to own. The Mel Cotton Bike Short is among our most versatile, with a substantial but breathable cotton fabric, an hourglass-shaped 2-ply signature waistband, and 360° of shaping. For added functionality, snag the Mel Cotton Bike Short with Pockets (who doesn’t love pockets?). These popular bike shorts will not only give you stretch and comfort but will be a stylish addition to your short collection.

 cora seamless shaping biker short


Our Cora Seamless Bike Short has the same 8 1/4" inseam, 2-ply waistband, and all-around shaping as the Mel, but in a soft seamless fabric with a sporty side stripe detail. If you’re putting bike shorts to their intended purpose and hitting some trails, these shorts are your new best friend.

 faux leather shaping biker short


The Faux Leather Bike Short takes what is a workout staple and goes glam. In addition to the same shaping and waistband, the 4-way stretch faux leather fabric comes in black or bronzeand is as comfortable as it is eye-catching.


Once you have your shorts, start constructing your look. Go dressy (and pay homage to bike shorts’ 80s roots) with an oversized blazer, our 2-Way Shaping Tank, and sneakers. Keep it casual for running errands or lounging at home with our Peek-a-boo Twist Back Top or Jules Cotton Rib Longline Bra Top. Get your sweat on paired with our Kelly High Neck Longline Bra Top or Whitney Low Impact Bra (but stick to our Cora and Mel styles for this look – the Faux Leather is best saved for the after-workout drinks).  Hey, we know how to create styles that you can work up a thirst in.

 kelly high-neck longline bra top - seamless


It’s rare when a trend also incorporates comfortable women's clothing, so we’re planning on living in bike shorts for the rest of the summer. Which pair will you wear?