Are shorts at work appropriate? Shop 13 office-friendly options for men

Ditch the jeans and don the shorts at work this summer.

The UK heatwave’s set to continue for at least another day, meaning we’ve all got another day of deciding what we won’t melt in at work. Enter, shorts. They’re clearly the optimal choice for most men - but are they appropriate for work?

There has been a huge debate over the years on whether men can wear shorts to the office but seeing as there are no laws in place, we think you have a pretty good chance of getting away with it. And according to fashion stylist and art director, Rochelle White, wearing shorts that come to the knee are perfectly fine.

So let out a huge sigh and check out our edit of the best shorts to survive those sticky days in the office. Happy shopping.

M&S Collection Linen Rich Striped Shorts, £29.50

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Ralph Lauren Stretch Classic Fit Short, £76.30 (WAS £109)

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BOSS Chino Shorts, £56

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French Connection Shorts, £36

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Ted Baker Newshow Linen Oxford Shorts, £79


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Lacoste Slim Fit Cotton Garbadine Bermuda Shorts, £42.50 (WAS £85)

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Prada Wide Leg Nylon Shorts, £510

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Levis 501 Hemmed Slim-Fit Straight-Leg Shorts, £50

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