For staying cool and looking glam, there is nothing better than a pair of sassy shorts. It’s time to stock up on everyone summer staple. But, before you hit the racks and flood the fitting room with misses, it pays to know which styles will suit your shape.

Curvy Girls

Streamline your look with longer shorts in a relaxed fit and avoid anything with pleats, oversized pockets or large embellishments at the waist or hips. Create balance and define your waist by adding a structured top that tucks in at the front.

Petite Ladies

Elongate your look with leg-baring short shorts. The retro look of high-waisted shorts will balance balance a longer torso and shorter legs while staying perfectly on trend. Look for vertical patterns and skip anything with cuffs which can cut off the visual line of your legs and make you appear shorter.

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Hourglass Shapes

Other ladies might be envious of your spades, but you probably struggle with gapping at your waistline. Get your best fit with shorts with a contoured waist that sits higher on your frame. Look for slightly flared styles and pass on anything that is too straight.  Highlight your curves with a belt or a wide waist band.

Slim and Straight

Add dimension and create curves with a defined waist line and soft, feminine pleats. Amp up the volume with details like embellished pockets and bold prints. Skip plain-jane shorts and baggy cuts that can make you look frumpy.

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Long and Lean

Summer shorts make the most of your long legs, so show them off with daringly short cuts in dark denim or bright, bold patterns. Or, go the opposite direction and look for long Bermuda styles that skim your thighs.

The Universally Flattering Short

While some lengths and styles can be hit or miss depending on your shape, there is a one-size-fits-all length that looks good on nearly everyone. Neither too short nor too long, mid-length shorts flatter ladies of all shapes and sizes. Look for shorts that hit near the middle of your thigh. This length usually looks best in slim fits that don’t add too much volume and can be done in summery solids or fun prints.