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Dolphin Shorts: A Favorite Style of 1980s Teenagers

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Dolphin shorts are unisex athletic shorts that are styled like dolphin shorts. Originally made of nylon, they typically have an elastic waistband at the top and sideslits with contrasting binding. In the 1980s, this style was popular.

These shorts were introduced in the 1980s by the American company Dolfin. Sometimes, they are called hotpants due to their short length.

These 1980s photos show teenage girls dressed up in their Dolphin shorts.

There are several unique types of shorts for athletics, including dolphin shorts and dolfin shorts. Their original form was made with nylon binding, side slits, rounded corners, and a waistband at the top, an original style popular during the 1980s.

“Dolphin shorts” are popular with celebrities like Richard Simmons, who boasted in 2012 that he owned 400 pairs.

Hooters’ waitress uniforms include orange Dolfin shorts.

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