Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid pictured at the YouTube cocktail party at Paris Fashion Week in September 2018.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid pictured at the YouTube cocktail party at Paris Fashion Week in September 2018.

New fashion trends for 2019: there are always going to be some styles you can't wait to have in your wardrobe. And others, not so much. Namely, the highly controversial bicycle short. 

Hold up: is this really happening?

Yes, apparently cycling shorts are officially a thing. Like IRL.

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"One of our favourites is the cycling short and as controversial as the style is, sales have proven that our customer is buying the style," says Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director of Net-a-Porter during her recent digest of next season's biggest trends. 

Princess Diana wearing bicycle shorts leaving a health club in London in the 1990s.

Princess Diana wearing bicycle shorts leaving a health club in London in the 1990s.

According to von der Goltz, the trend has (sorry) already proven to have legs, given the fact that a logo pair from Burberry Prorsum's autumn winter 18 collection sold out completely within ten days on the global fashion website. 

But surely this new-fangled trend won't spread to our fair shores? We'll leave it to the cosmopolitan folk of swinging London Town or the normcore professionals of New York, right? Wrong! According to Fashion Director of Brown Thomas, Shelly Corkery, the bicycle short is a  divisive trend, but one you can't ignore. "Like them or loathe them they are big news for the coming season." 

Lottie Moss (pictured right, with model Winnie Harlow) wearing cycling shorts.

Lottie Moss (pictured right, with model Winnie Harlow) wearing cycling shorts.

In fact, it's definitely looking like legs days will be on the up, when it comes to the season's other breakout trends - just see Miu Miu which reverted from the comfortably hemmed midi-length of late to a striking, 60s-inspired micro mini. "A key decade is the 60s with all those trapeze dresses as shown by Miuccia Prada at both the Prada and Miu Miu shows – this is my hot favourite," says Corkery.

Longer length shorts appeared on the Chanel catwalk for SS19.

Longer length shorts appeared on the Chanel catwalk for SS19.

Our advice? Enjoy your comfortably swathed legs while you can folks, because this spring your pins are most def going to be in full view. (Best start the skin polishing, stat.)

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