It’s summer and we are all looking to be stylish, festive, comfortable and cool. Shorts are a must-have in every summer wardrobe.

The most important factor when choosing the right shorts for your body type is comfort. Fit, style and silhouette complete your look and with the right combination, anyone can look fabulous in shorts.

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The long and the short of it

Shorts, or any kind of clothes, cut your legs off at the hem; for women with shorter legs this means your legs may look even shorter. Showing more leg means creating the illusion of longer legs. Mid-thigh shorts are flattering for most body types, however, knee length could be more flattering for women concerned about showing too much leg.

Shape matters

Many women carry most of their weight in their hips and thighs which can sometimes make wearing shorts uncomfortable; chafing, riding up and exposing your legs in an uncomfortable way are real concerns many women have when looking to buy shorts. Considering your body shape and finding a style that works for you can help you avoid these uncomfortable experiences.

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Shorts for an hourglass shape

Your waist is your biggest asset it, so flaunt it. High waist shorts are a great way to do this and they also help you avoid that awkward situation where your pants slide down and show off more than you’re comfortable with.

Fashionable Bermuda shorts are a perfect option for this body shape. They come in a comfortable length and a variety of colours and styles.

Shorts for a pear shape

A-line shorts are a great way to accommodate larger thighs without getting shorts that may be too large around the waist. If you are worried about your shorts riding up between your thighs as you walk, consider tight shorts made of material that stretches for comfort with minimum chaffing and riding up.

Shorts for an apple shape

The perfect pair of shorts flatters your assets and disguises features you are not comfortable with. Apple shaped women carry most of their weight in the mid-section. Similarly to A-line skirts, A-line shorts can help you achieve a more balanced look cinching in the waist while balancing your mid-section and your thighs.

Apple shaped women are also likely to have slimmer legs; this might be something you want to show off with shorter shorts. Exciting colours and patterns may also help you create curves and draw attention to your legs and away from your midsection.

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