It’s been a hot summer and it’s not letting up. Wouldn’t it be nice to throw on some cute, cool shorts? Don’t have the figure? Don’t be ridiculous! From curvy to athletic to petite it’s just a matter of finding the right pair.
Consult our shopping guide below and then hit your favorite shopping destination (the more choices and options the better) to find just the right pair for you. And don’t forget; anytime you’re out and about cover all exposed areas with sunscreen!
Curvy, hourglass, pear – If you’re curvy below the waist, shorts of any length will look great provided they aren’t too tight in the legs. Allow a little space and movement and the shorts will accentuate, not cut off, the line of your leg. If your overall shape is hourglass, try a high-waisted style to draw attention to your middle, or simply cinch your shorts in with a belt to accentuate the area.
Short legs, long torso, petite – Whatever your shape, if you have short legs, a cute summer sandal with a heel will immediately lengthen your silhouette. If you also have a long waist, select shorts that hit your legs mid thigh to create balance. And if you’re petite overall, fitted short shorts will draw attention to, and lengthen, your legs. A cute hem or cuff can also be a flattering accent on a smaller frame.
Athletic, lean, long legs – If you have an athletic, lean build the wrong shorts can look too boxy. Draw attention to your toned legs and create excitement with bold prints or stripes. With long legs, short shorts are an obvious choice. But chic Bermuda shorts, which can hit in the wrong place on a shorter frame, will look fantastic on you. If you worry about looking too straight up and down in longer shorts, choose a fitted pair to accentuate curves.