Distressed Shorts first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2010 seen on Washington blogger districtofchic of districtofchic.com. She styled her blue abercrombie and fitch distressed shorts with a white Forever 21 lace pattern top, gray Ralph Lauren patterned socks, and black KMRii weathered, studded bag. Since then, Distressed Shorts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Manila, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have discovered them. Distressed Shorts are generally seen in casual, chic, and urban style. Popular brands of Distressed Shorts are American Eagle, Levi's, thrifted, DIY, and Forever 21.
There are currently 160 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Distressed Shorts. Most recently, blogger pancakeSTACKER of pancakeSTACKER.com wore her blue Zara distressed shorts with a black Urban Outfitters lace up sandals and white J.Jill tunic top.