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.
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, Matchesfashion.com
See by Chloe, Leather Waistband Cotton Shorts, $405, Matches Fashion, Matchesfashion.com
Save: Le Chateau, Eyelet Short, $29.95, lechateau.com
ASOS, Culotte Shorts In Flamingo Print, $32.27, asos.com
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, farfetch.com
Neil Barrett, Cotton-Blend Boucle Shorts, $595, Net-a-Porter, netaporter.com
Save: Banana Republic, Hampton-Fit Sateen Bermuda, $62, bananarepublic.ca
ASOS, Linen Shorts in Longline, $38.73, asos.com
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, farfetch.com
Chloe, Button-detailed wool-blend shorts, $765 $267.75, The Outnet, theoutnet.com
Save: Candy Crawl Shorts, $44.99, Modcloth, modcloth.com
River Island, River Island Tailored Short, $64.54, ASOS, asos.com
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, theoutnet.com
Stella Jean, Garofano Swallow-print shorts, $290, Matches Fashion, Matchesfashion.com
Save: Checked Shorts, $59.90, Zara, zara.com
Marianna Stripe Short, $69.50, Club Monaco, clubmonaco.com