The 7 Best Occasions for Terry Cloth Shorts

Terry Cloth Shorts are an enduring summer staple well-suited to bon vivants looking to maximise their sun-drenched escapades or leisurely afternoon lounge sessions. With summer fully in-flight, we are breaking down the finest occasions to sport them for elevated vibes and unrivalled comfort. This retro yet timeless style will infuse a playfulness and exuberance into your step and keep you feeling breezy all summer long! We invite you to peruse our list below for the blueprint to a life of leisure, complemented effortlessly by our men’s and women’s shorts.

1. Tennis Court or Golf Course

When it comes to lifetime athletic apparel, perhaps the most important considerations are a comfortable fit, ample stretch, and choice of colour. From a sophisticated and refined Wimbledon White for golden hour on the grass court, to an eye-catching French Lavender on the fairway, the diverse colour palette of our Men’s Drawstring Terry Cloth Shorts is adaptable to a host of venues. These shorts will embrace your quads and form perfectly to your glutes with their plush and breathable terry cloth composition. Whether you are a spectator or competitor, these shorts are as ideal for an afternoon on the green as they are for Happy Hour at the 19th hole.

Channel your inner John McEnroe

2. Poolside Resortwear

When your poolside plans include lounging and tanning, with perhaps no more than a refreshingly cool knee-deep dip, our men’s Drawstring Terry Cloth Shorts are the ideal attire - soft, breathable, and quick drying (should you find yourself wetter than you bargained for). Whether your travels take you to Bali, St. Tropez, Mykonos, or your own private pool, you’ll be perfectly adorned for the weather.

For the ladies, slide into our women’s Roller Terry Cloth Shorts after the pool or beach for the perfect bikini bottom cover-up. After a dip, retreat back to your hotel terrace or the rooftop bar for epic sunsets and a glass of rosé.

3. Roller Skating

Women’s Terry Cloth Roller Shorts are the ideal attire for days and evenings spent seaside, exploring paved trails, or showing off your skills at the rink. Whether you are a beginner or a pro on wheels, these shape-hugging shorts will give you the cache to cruise along with the utmost confidence in your form. Prepare to be teleported to 1970s Venice Beach, gliding along its renowned promenade past Muscle Beach, as soon as you slip into these retro threads. Be sure to pair these shorts with our Terry Cloth Bikini Top or Terry Cloth Halter Top for the full summer uniform.

Roller Skating in Terry Cloth ShortsGlide into the weekend wearing one of our vintage-inspired matching sets

4. Movie Night

Men’s and Women’s Terry Cloth Shorts give you the confidence and comfort to recline in style. Think of them as sophisticated pajamas you can wear anywhere. The wrinkle-free composition will keep you sharp and stylish even when you’re under the covers and covered in popcorn!

5. Portside

Whether you’re island hopping along the Amalfi Coast or setting sail on a new adventure, terry cloth shorts are the flagship apparel items to traverse the deep blue sea or tan on the dock with a Negroni in hand. Make a splash in our Amalfi Azure or keep it classy in our nautical-inspired Newport Navy - either way, you are certain to be marina-ready.

6. Music Festival

No (wo)man’s an island! Assemble your squad for an eclectic mix of arts & cultural festivals this summer enveloped by our vibrant pastel palette. For a fully matching or colour-blocked aesthetic, pair our shorts with either our Halter Top or Bikini Top, or Zipper Polo or Terry Cloth Shirt, for an easy-to-spot crew in uniform. Destined to turn heads and be as memorable as the headliner.

Terry Cloth Squad GoalsTerry Cloth Festival Squad Assemble!

7. Garden Party or BBQ

Afterlight Leisure’s terry cloth collection was designed for fun in the sun. From family barbecues to celebrations with friends, our vibrant summer-inspired pastels, in conjunction with our plush terry designs, are sure to enhance your moments of pleasure, leisure, and fulfilment with the people who matter most. Whether you’re firing up the outdoor pizza oven, sipping rose, or perfecting your shotput form for a competitive round of bocce ball, our Drawstring Terry Cloth Shorts or Roller Terry Cloth Shorts are perfectly suited for the occasion. Tune in to our latest Cruising Altitude playlist to get your whole crew swaying.


No matter where your summer may take you, our Terry Cloth Shorts are top drawer essentials that will keep you stylish and cozy. Peruse our full men’s and women’s collections for a fresh assortment of wardrobe enhancements.

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