07/11/2012 10:25 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Carrie Underwood & More Model Summer's Bright Shorts (PHOTOS)

Are you tied to your (oh-so-'90s) denim cut-offs or are you willing to be a little more adventurous this summer?

If you fall into the latter category, you're in luck. Shorts in rainbow hues like red, pink, purple, blue, green, yellow and orange are hot this season. Pair them with a simple, neutral top like Hilary Duff (see the gallery below) for a casual look, or wear with a matching jacket like Elle Fanning for a chic summer suit that's totally evening appropriate. Whether you choose to pair your bright shorts with high heels, wedges or flats, you'll be on trend.

Take a peek at the photos below and let us know which star best pulls off bright shorts best. Will you give the style a try this summer?

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Bright Colored Shorts (PHOTOS)