Don't think your mom or grandmom wore shorts when temperatures soared? Think again! All these looks are from 1954.
March and Mendl pink duffel coat paired with a Pringle cashmere sweater and Kingcraft silk shorts, belted with a pink sash. Shorts sold for $18 in 1954 (about $147 in today's dollar.)
Clare Potter pink linen jacket and ice green linen Bermuda shorts. Set sold for $120 in 1954 (about $982 in today's dollar.)
Emilio of Capri for John Miller purple cotton fisherman's jacket and shorts. Set sold for $33 in 1954 (about $270 in today's dollar.)