Summertime is officially here, and you know what that means — time to break out the bright colors, patterns and fabrics we all love to wear in warmer weather. For most of us, summer also means it’s the season to start dressing in shorts again as the temperatures rise and we all search for the best ways to keep cool.
Like any other piece of clothing, shorts can be tricky to style. There are so many different varieties — from Bermudas to knee-length and midis to minis. How is a girl supposed to choose? Is it just a matter of preference, or are there unwritten rules about boutique shorts for women?
If you’re confused about what short style to sport this season, don’t worry. We think wearing shorts can be fun and keep you cool, comfortable and feeling great all summer. Worried about styling them correctly? We’re here to help. We’ve compiled this ultimate guide to women’s shorts and how to wear them. Whether you’re tall or short and wear petite sizes or plus sizes, we think there’s a perfect pair of shorts out there for you. So let’s get busy styling.
If you’re on the short side of the height-scale, you’ve probably had a bit of difficulty when it comes to finding pants, shorts and skirts your whole life. It can often feel like the whole fashion industry is based on the assumption that every woman is at least 5’4” — but what if you don't meet that benchmark?
It’s true that short girls sometimes have to look a little harder and employ a few tricks to find flattering clothing. But by knowing what clothes to look for in the first place, you can easily get a jump-start on this process and start building a closet full of items just right for you.
For all the short girls out there, here are the shorts we think are worth checking out.
When you’ve got short legs, the goal is usually to make them appear longer. The best way to do this is to show a little more leg. You should always be mindful of your comfort zone, of course — but wearing shorts with a little less length can help you appear a little taller.
A good rule of thumb for short girls is to avoid Bermudas or shorts falling to the knee line. Shorts or even dresses of this length tend to be unflattering for your leg length. Instead, a better goal is to divide your legs into thirds by wearing shorts that rest higher on the leg, giving you more of an elongated appearance.
Looking for concrete examples of what this might look like? Shorts like these would be great choices for girls with short legs on a hot summer day.
If you’ve always been tall, you probably have the opposite wardrobe issues. Most clothes have probably been too short on you, with pants not reaching the bottom of your ankles and skirts resting several inches too high. It can be hard to find anything that fits your long legs just right.
They key for tall women is to find the right pieces and the right styles to work for you. Once you learn which styles of clothing these are, it can be easier to track them down. You'll waste less time hunting through pieces that don’t fit and spend more time wearing styles that make you feel amazing.
If you’re a tall girl struggling to find shorts that make you feel comfortable and cool this summer, here are some directions we recommend heading in.
If you’ve got long legs, why not try rocking a cuffed or rolled-up look? The major benefit of shorts like these is that you can convert them to the length you like. You can roll them higher or unroll them a bit — depending on the kind of leg coverage you prefer. The added shape of the cuff at the bottom of the shorts can also add a bit of dimension to your silhouette, especially if you have long, thin legs.
One of the nice things about having long legs is that you don’t need to worry about styles that might make your legs look less long. If you’re looking for shorts to provide a little more coverage, why not go with something knee-length?
One great pair of knee-length shorts we can recommend are:
A quick trip to the mall or a browse through any fashion magazine can often leave you with the impression that most women’s clothing is designed for only the smallest sizes of women — despite the fact that most of us do not fit into this category. But here at My Sister’s Closet, we think every woman deserves to have a wardrobe that make her feel happy, confident and fashionable. This includes pants, skirts and — of course — the most stylish shorts.
It’s hard to deny that many shorts are designed to expose as much leg as possible. While we celebrate wearing whatever clothes make you feel great about yourself, some plus-sized women might feel more comfortable with more coverage. Sound like you? If so, we want you to know we have all styles of shorts to keep you cool and fresh without feeling self-conscious.
If you’re a plus-sized woman interested in dressing to beat the heat this summer, we’ve got the recommendations for you.
When you have a bigger build, you may feel more comfortable in a style that provides more coverage than most other styles of shorts. If this is the case for you, we can’t think of a better style than Bermudas. These shorts usually reach almost to the knee, making them long, but not too long — a point that may become important for short plus-sized girls who are looking to make use of every visual inch they can get while also covering a little more skin.
One of the great features of Bermuda shorts is their versatility. Because they are a bit longer, you can pair them with a variety of shirt styles, giving you more freedom to dress however you prefer on top. While you’ll often want to pair shorter hemlines with short shorts, Bermudas have no such restrictions. Wear your Bermudas with whatever style of shirt you're comfortable in. And with a range of styles from denim to linen and solid colors to patterns, there’s a Bermuda short out there for everyone and every outfit.
Are you ready to try out women’s boutique Bermuda shorts and see if they might be a style you love? Try out great pairs like these:
Maybe you’re not particularly short or extremely tall. You’re too small for plus sizes, but you don't fit into petite sizes. You’re somewhere in the middle — so you might have trouble finding the kind of shorts to fit your body type.
If you don’t think you fit into any of the above categories, you’re in luck. You can wear virtually any of the types of shorts we’ve mentioned so far. You can choose long shorts or short ones, cuffed or distressed, Bermuda shorts or minis.
But are you looking for the one style of shorts that look and feel awesome on just about every body type out there? We know just what you need.
Whether you’re tall or short, petite, plus-sized or somewhere in the middle of it all, midi shorts are always a fantastic go-to solution. They fall directly to the middle of the thigh in a comfortable way that always looks fresh and flattering. Neither too long nor too short, these shorts can be dressed up for a date, dressed down for an afternoon walking the dog or switched up to fit any scenario in-between.
Think midi shorts might be the style that finally convinces you to try shorts this summer? Try out great styles like these, and we think you won’t want to go back.
Nothing inspires you to get out and shop for some fresh new looks like the changing of the seasons. As the weather gets hotter and you search for looks to wear to barbecues, picnics and long walks by the lake, you’ll need to find some amazing new pieces to pair together into fabulous looks. And where better to start your summer shopping than right here at My Sister’s Closet?
We sell on-trend boutique clothing for every occasion — from sweaters and jeans to t-shirts, shorts, skirts, and even shoes and accessories. Even better, we let you do it all from the comfort and convenience of your home with our easy online catalog. Best of all? We also offer free returns within 30-days of purchase — so you never have to keep something you aren’t 100% satisfied with.
Why wait? Browse our full selection of shorts today, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our stylish products to pair with them.