Top 10 Most Flattering Women’s Shorts

Women’s shorts can be the bane of existence for some, and a uniform for others. My clients who run really hot can’t get out of them, but most of my clients fear shorts. Let me put your fears at ease with these 10 shorts that are totally flattering and absolutely comfortable.

NYDJ Briella Rolled Denim Bermuda Shorts (In Cooper)

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NYDJ $69

The NYDJ Briella Rolled Denim Bermuda Shorts in Cooper are one of the most flattering shorts out there. I love the way they provide coverage, but also have a fitted leg. I also love that they rise high enough to hold in any tummy. Plus, you will love the comfort. These shorts are available at Nordstrom, NYDJZappos, Dillard’s, and Amazon.

Sizing Tip: NYDJ used to run large, but they are fitting more true to size these days.

Sanctuary Pathfinder Patch Pocket Stretch Cotton Shorts

The Sanctuary Pathfinder Patch Pocket Stretch Cotton Shorts look so much better in person than they do in this picture. They are chic, cool, comfortable, and fun. You will not look like a Girl Scout — I promise.

Sizing Tip: True to size.

NYDJ Briella Rolled Denim Bermuda Shorts (In Rhodes)

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NYDJ $69

Here are the NYDJ Briella Rolled Denim Bermuda Shorts in a lighter shade of denim. I am loving lighter denim since it pairs so well with navy and feels really fresh when paired with lighter colors. These shorts are available at NordstromNYDJAmazon, and Zappos.

Sizing Tip: NYDJ used to run large, but they are fitting more true to size these days.

Loft Riviera Shorts With 4 Inch Inseam

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Loft $39.50

The Loft Riviera Shorts With a 4-Inch Inseam have been on my list of go-to women’s shorts for years. They fit athletic thighs nicely.

Sizing Tip: Runs big, but is not reliable. Even a change in color will alter a fit. I always say order two sizes from Loft: your usual size and a size down to compare.

J.Crew 7” Stretch Women’s Short

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J.Crew $45

The J.Crew 7” Stretch Chino Short is fantastically comfortable and offered in a variety of colors. They are available at J.Crew and Nordstrom.

Sizing Tip: Order two sizes on this one: your usual size and a size down. This short traditionally runs bigger, but J.Crew has been messing with its sizing lately.

Kut From The Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Cutoff Shorts

These rugged Kut From The Kloth Catherine Boyfriend Cutoff Shorts are flattering and provide stretchy comfort. You will notice that I have a lot of cuffed shorts on this list. That’s because a perfectly cuffed short makes the thigh look slimmer.

Sizing Tip: Runs true to size, but also try on a size up. Unlike most boyfriend looks, this one seems to run a bit small.

Loft Scalloped Shorts With 4 Inch Inseam

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Loft $49.50

These Loft Scalloped Shorts With A 4 Inch Inseam are the most feminine of the women’s shorts listed. They may be too cutesy for most of you, but I had to add them to the list because they fit wider hips and larger thighs beautifully! They look especially great on shorter women.

Sizing Tip: True to size, but order a size down as well just in case.

Kut From The Kloth Gidget Denim Shorts (In Stimulating)

These Kut From The Kloth Gidget Denim Shorts in Stimulating are a great way to do a shorter short with a frayed hem that still looks put together and “clean.” These shorts are available at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zappos.

Sizing Tip: Order your usual size as well as a size up to compare.

Madewell Denim Shorts In Tile White

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Madewell $74.50

These Madewell Denim Shorts In Tile White are my absolute favorite white short. They’re so stretchy and utterly stylish.

Sizing Tip: Run true to size, but the stretch can enable you to go down a size if you want.

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Denim Shorts

Wit & Wisdom is very kind to the stomach and thighs. They have a whole series of shorts with a flattering fit, like these Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Denim Shorts.

Sizing Tip: Wit & Wisdom runs a touch big. I recommend ordering your usual size, and a size down.

Kut from the Kloth Gidget Denim Shorts (In Consolidated)

I know I’ve already shown you 10 pairs of flattering women’s shorts, but I just have to show you one more color from Kut. These Kut from the Kloth Gidget Denim Shorts In Consolidated are a great medium blue option in a more casual look.

Sizing Tip: Order your usual size as well as a size up to compare.

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