11 Pairs Of Bike Shorts That Will Convince You To Love Them

Summer’s stretchiest trend

As much as we were afraid to admit it, it’s undeniable: Bike shorts are having an off-the-bike moment. The really surprising part? We’re actually okay with it. Whether we’re rocking bike shorts to the gym in lieu of leggings or wearing them for a night out on the town à la Kim Kardashian-West, the garment we once saved for windy days—to be worn under our skirts, naturally—is now replacing our skirt altogether.

Are you still hesitant to embrace the trend? We get it—we weren’t so keen on the idea at first either. After all, we've been silently judging people wearing leggings as pants for years now. And don't bike shorts fall into this same category?

Well, yes. But, as with leggings before them, there’s not much we can do to stop this trend, and it's a lot more fun to hop on the bandwagon than to sit snarkily on the sidelines. Luckily, plenty of brands are putting out jazzed-up versions of the stretchy style, so whether you’re going for a more athleisure-inspired look or a full-on glamazon, there’s a bike short for every situation. Pair ‘em with a tee or with your fanciest blouse, and you’re good to go!

Check out our picks, below.

Photo courtesy of I.Am.Gia

I.Am.Gia, Aurora Short Black, $103, available at I.Am.Gia.

Photo courtesy of ALALA

ALALA, Harley Short, $75, available at ALALA.

Photo courtesy of PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing, Taupe Rib High Waisted Cycling Shorts, $18, available at PrettyLittleThing.

Photo courtesy of Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony, Stencil Banded Bike Short, $125, available at Opening Ceremony.

Photo courtesy of Farfetch

Nina Ricci, Lace Biker Shorts, $291, available at Farfetch.

Photo courtesy of Missguided

Carli Bybel x Missguided, Burgundy Ribbed Biker Shorts, $16, available at Missguided.

Photo courtesy of Carbon38

Michi, Kinetic Bike Short, $105, available at Carbon38.

Photo courtesy of ASOS

ASOS Curve, Legging Short With Lace Hem, $23, available at ASOS.

Photo courtesy of Live The Process

Live The Process, The Geometric Short, $78, available at Live The Process.

Photo courtesy of Forever 21

Forever 21, Colorblock Crop Top & Bermuda Shorts Set, $32, available at Forever 21.

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Out From Under, All Day Bike Short, $16, available at Urban Outfitters.