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From the frayed denim shorts favored by teens to the (thankfully) more polished styles designed with a bit more fabric, shorts season is upon us. It’s nice to know you have some options – in length, color and fit. Some shorts are sporty or clearly casual, but dressier options can be found when you don’t want to look like you’ve come from the gym or garage-cleaning adventure.

Not so short: Jacquard shorts in navy haze are from the Simply Vera Vera Wang summer collection at Kohl’s. Priced $48.

Eye on eyelet: Square-cut eyelet shorts can be dressed up or down. Originally priced $69 at www.anntaylor.com, where you can check store availability and also find them in petite sizes.

On deck: Blue-and-white striped sailor shorts from Joe Fresh have cute button detailing. Priced $29 at select J.C. Penney stores.

Bold color: American Rag shorts in Rouge Red from the juniors’ department come in a soft cotton twill fabric with a bit of spandex. Priced $39.50 at Macy’s, www.macys.com.

Sharp contrast: Black-and-white cotton chino shorts from Tommy Hilfiger feature a crisp graphic pattern. Regularly priced $49.50 at Macy’s, www.macys.com.

Not so short: Jacquard shorts in navy haze are from the Simply Vera Vera Wang summer collection at Kohl’s. Priced $48.