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The Best Summer Shorts for Every Body Type

Post by Wantable Staff

If you have any reservations about wearing shorts, you’re not alone. Between trying out the latest trends and finding a flattering fit, sometimes it’s easier to just throw on a dress and call it a day. Not to worry–we’ve found love in a hopeless place. Now, we need to start by saying we’re all for wearing whatever you feel your absolute best in. But if you’ve tried on what seems like a never-ending selection of summer shorts and still aren’t sure which direction to go, this easy guide will help you find the best-fitting shorts for your body type.

summer shorts: paperbag shorts

Paperbag Shorts

Paperbag shorts are one of the biggest summer trends of 2019. They have a relaxed leg and a universally flattering shape, but the high waistband will instantly highlight an hourglass figure. To accentuate your natural waist even further, try a pair with a tie or a belt.

summer shorts: boyfriend shorts

Boyfriend Short

Let’s hear it for the boy(friend short). They’re the perfectly slouchy summer alternative to our favorite jeans and are a great way to show off those stems. The shorter hemline will create longer looking legs for those with an apple or pear body type. Finish your look by tucking in your top to draw attention to your killer waistline.

summer shorts: printed shorts

Printed Shorts

If you have more of a rectangle or inverted triangle body type, experiment with all of the prints and patterns on your summer shorts. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your selection–the bigger the better! Keep your outfit balanced with a simple top and let the visual interest on the bottom do the rest.

summer shorts: bermuda shorts

Bermuda Short

Bermuda shorts are another trending style for summer, so don’t be afraid to try them in fabrics other than denim. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong! The long hemline makes them a great option for all of the long and lean ladies out there and will create visual balance for your frame.

summer shorts: striped short

Striped Chino

If you’re on the petite side, a striped chino will become your new best friend. Not only are they comfortable (and who doesn’t want that), but the vertical lines will visually elongate your frame. Try front tucking your shirt into the waistband to take the flatter-meter off the charts (it’s a thing).


Body Type Bottoms style Style Edit Summer

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