Summer Shorts Guide For Women: Play up your Shape

July 10, 2014 @ 10:59am by Katrina Mo

When the sun comes out, so do the legs. With many different styles of shorts to choose from, here are some splurge or save options and key suggestions to play up your shape when picking shorts for this summer. Regardless of your body shape, the shorter the shorts, the longer your legs will look.

Apple Shape
For women with an apple shape, look for styles with a wide waistband to give a smooth look at the waist.

Splurge: Kenzo, Coated-Stripe Denim Shorts, $465, Matches Fashion,
See by Chloe, Leather Waistband Cotton Shorts, $405, Matches Fashion,

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Save: Le Chateau, Eyelet Short, $29.95,
ASOS, Culotte Shorts In Flamingo Print, $32.27,

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Pear Shape
Women with pear shapes can look for dark coloured styles with a longer inseam to accommodate the fuller thighs and hips. Seek out styles that fall straight down from the hips.

Splurge: Chloe, Cady Shorts, $1,055, Farfetch,
Neil Barrett, Cotton-Blend Boucle Shorts, $595, Net-a-Porter,

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Save: Banana Republic, Hampton-Fit Sateen Bermuda, $62,
ASOS, Linen Shorts in Longline, $38.73,

Banana Republic Pear Asos longline pear

Boyish/Rectangle Shape
Women with boyish figures should try and look for high-waisted styles with volume. Texture and volume will add shape to bodies with straight hips.

Splurge: Stella Jean, Kamut Printed Shorts, $375, Farfetch,
Chloe, Button-detailed wool-blend shorts, $765 $267.75, The Outnet,

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Save: Candy Crawl Shorts, $44.99, Modcloth,
River Island, River Island Tailored Short, $64.54, ASOS,

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Hourglass Shape
For women with hourglass shapes, the key is to show off your shape. Wear shorts that are fitted through the waist and thighs to emphasize your figure.

Splurge: T by Alexander Wang, Leather Shorts, $480 $216, The Outnet,
Stella Jean, Garofano Swallow-print shorts, $290, Matches Fashion,


Save: Checked Shorts, $59.90, Zara,
Marianna Stripe Short, $69.50, Club Monaco,

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