Biker shorts are the perfect workout piece, since they are fashionable enough to wear outside the gym, too. We’ve got the best biker shorts for women to shop, here!
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Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner and so many more celebs have shown us how to style biker shorts. However, the ultimate style star who put biker shorts on the map was Princess Diana in the ’90s, who would rock the trend paired with oversized sweatshirts like the ultimate comfort queen she was.
Hailey once even gave credit to Princess Di in a street-style shoot for Vogue Paris with Gregory Harris. “All credit and inspo to the amazingly beautiful and iconically stylish Princess Diana who I’ve looked to for style inspiration for as long as I can remember,” Hailey captioned the picture of herself on Instagram wearing an oversized red Champion sweatshirt and Intimissimi black cotton biker shorts in Aug. 2019.
Biker shorts make for great bottoms for both your workouts and errand runs, which Hailey demonstrates in the photo above. The model rocks a paid of Nike’s Leg-A-See shorts with swoosh sneakers from the same athletic brand to go on a smoothie run in Los Angeles in Sept. 2020.
Throughout the summer of 2020, we saw Kendall wearing an array of biker shorts while out and about, from a pair of the Good American Bike Short to the Adidas Techfit 7 Short Tights, to the classic Adidas Bike Shorts.
Then of course, there is Emily Ratajkowski who is always rocking the trend while walking her dog in NYC! Usually, the actress is wearing her name-brand Inamorata, like these Sweat Shorts. Earlier in 2020, she was seen once more in a pair of the Inamorata Franklin Shorts, matched with an oversized comfy Yeezy Season 6 Sweatshirt.
Inspired by your favorite celebs, we have biker shorts for women to take from the gym to the streets! Shop here!
1. Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short
These fitness bottoms have the classic biker short look, with one big cherry on top: side pockets for your phone and wallet! This makes them both comfortable and efficient. No longer will you have to use your belongings as weights as you step out for a run. These shorts even come equipped with an internal waistband pocket for more important items, like a credit card. Other benefits include the shorts’ moisture-wicking fabric (bye-bye sweaty workout bottoms), seams to ensure no chafing mid-workout, and a gusseted crotch that allows more movement in the legs. Did we mention these shorts are NOT see-through? If you’re torn on which biker shorts to purchase, then this classic pair — which boasts more than 45,000 reviews on Amazon — is a safe pick. $21, amazon.com
2. Hane’s Women’s Stretch Jersey Bike Short
Not a fan of super-tight fabric? Then these jersey biker shorts are designed for you. These Hanes fitness shorts are made of a “soft, cotton stretch jersey with a touch of spandex” for easy movement! Even when you’re not moving, these super-soft shorts are comfortable enough to lounge in bed in. You also can’t beat the price of this “Amazon’s Choice” product. $7, amazon.com
3. Contour Curvy High-Rise Shorts
These biker shorts are designed for curvier fitness enthusiasts who are mindful of the environment (the shorts are made of 79 percent recycled polyester, and 21 percent spandex). These biker shorts, which sit above the knees, are made with moisture-wicking fabric which also block out the sun with a UPF 50+ rating. As an added bonus, these biker shorts are made with flat seams. This means you won’t have to worry about seams uncomfortably rubbing against your thighs as you’re doing jumping jacks. $16, target.com
4. Green Skakeskin Print Biker Shorts + Yoga Bra
We’re taking a break from all the neutral-toned shorts to introduce this bold pair of shorts from Sidefeel. You’ll certainly stand out at the gym (or your virtual Pilates class) in these green snakeskin print biker shorts, which are designed with moisture-wicking fabric and are made for a wide-range of exercises, from lifting weights to jogging. We wouldn’t suggest a pair of shorts that would be impossible to coordinate a sports bra with, though. This is why we selected this set that comes with a racerback yoga bra in the same snakeskin print! $27, amazon.com
5. Two-Piece Biker Shorts & T-Shirt Set
We are loving these sets. For our fashionistas, you’re not just getting biker shorts with this specific set but a matching T-shirt, too! The monochrome khaki — or black and gray, which are the other colors available — will make you look like a Kardashian in a Yeezy fit amid an errand run. $21, amazon.com
6. Leather Texture Biker Shorts
From the boardroom to bar, these leather biker shorts have the ability to go from day to night and be styled in multiple ways! Wear a black scoopneck sports bra with these biker shorts so that after your workout, all you have to do is slip on a leather jacket to turn this into a sleek ensemble. The lustrous fabric turns these shorts from athletic wear to athleisure! $22, amazon.com
7. Lace Trim Lounge Biker Shorts
Here is another pair of biker shorts that can easily transition your workout outfit into an evening ensemble. The lace trim on these loungewear shorts will look so dainty with an oversized sweater or tee, or a cropped tank with lace trim to match. Since these shorts are made of 95 percent cotton, they are more ideal for more laidback exercises (like yoga) rather than pumping iron. $12, target.com
8. Spotted Biker Shorts W/ Tummy Control
Funky and eccentric prints are dominating Pinterest boards this spring, and shouldn’t your workout wardrobe join in on the fun? These spotted shorts feature an array of whimsical colors appropriate for spring: pastel pink, various hues of green, baby blue and lavender. Not only are these shorts fashionable but they are functional, too. Although you can’t see it in the picture below — which is the whole point — there is a secret pocket pocket in the front where you can stash your phone. $21, amazon.com
9. Terez Leopard Goals Bike Shorts
We picked out these slip shorts for our shoppers who want to show off a little more leg. While tight short shorts are usually synonymous with panty lines, that’s not a worry with these biker shorts, which are super smooth and seamless! When you’re not working out, these elastic shorts also double as shapewear panties that you can layer underneath a dress or skirt for extra coverage. This is a popular biker short on Amazon, where nearly 10,000 people have left reviews! $14, amazon.com
10. 3-Pack Biker Shorts
Looking for a deal that offers the most value for your buck? Well, you’re going to want to hop on this 3-pack biker shorts set, which offers three chic colors — grey, nude and black — for less than $25. The price isn’t the only selling point of these biker shorts. The shorts are made of “4-way stretch and non-see-through fabric”; so, you’re not sacrificing quality for quantity. These shorts are the definition of figure-flattering with a 4.5″ waistband designed to contour your body shape, according to the brand’s Amazon page. $24, amazon.com