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One of the best parts of summer is getting the chance to step out of your skinny jeans and finally let your legs breathe. While skirts and dresses have a special place in our heart (and an entire section of our closet), some days we just can’t be bothered to deal with any thigh chafing. Which is why stylish shorts are such a summertime savior. Here are 15 pairs that plus-size ladies can—and should—wear from now until Labor Day. And maybe a few weeks after that, as well. 

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asos curve plus size shorts
ASOS

Pink Pleats

They’re not quite neon, which means they’re entirely work appropriate.

ASOS Curve ($35)

lane bryant plus size shorts
Lane Bryant

Floral Print

A go-to denim pair that’s just detailed enough to make any old T-shirt feel special.

Lane Bryant ($60)

eloos plus size shorts
Ellos

Navy Stripes

Give leg-lengthening vertical stripes a boost with a striped top.

Ellos ($30)

bp nordstrom plus size shorts
Nordstrom

Leafy Green

Now you can take a little bit of that tropical feeling with you, everywhere you go.

BP ($39)

lucky brand plus size shorts
Lucky Brand

Rolled-Up Hem

Keep them rolled for a neat and clean look, or roll ’em down to reveal a raw cut hem.

Lucky Brand ($70)

warp and weft black denim plus size shorts
Warp & Weft

Black Denim

For those among us who are constantly asking: “But does it come in black?”

Warp & Weft ($64)

torrid plus size shorts
Torrid

Pink and White Dots

An easy pink style that’s a perfect mix of soft and structured.

Torrid ($34)

eloquii printed plus size shorts
Eloquii

Bold Print

Let these cuties steal the spotlight by keeping the rest of your ensemble totally simple, in a solid shade of black or white.

Eloquii ($55)

warp and weft denim bermuda plus size shorts
Warp & Weft

Sun-Washed Denim

Get a head start on the Bermuda short trend.

Warp & Weft ($64)

who what wear for target plus size shorts
Target

Subtle Shimmer

With a slightly longer length, subtle grid print and slight shine, these are totally ideal for casual Friday.

Who What Wear for Target ($30)

old navy plus size shorts
Old Navy

Breezy Twill

Who says your everyday shorts need to come in a boring color? Pro tip: Pair this beautiful eggplant hue with a trendy daffodil top, to really stand out from the pack.

Old Navy ($27)

good american plus size shorts
Good American

White Cut-Offs

A classic staple that looks good with a preppy button-up for an afternoon with your parents and an off-the-shoulder blouse for an outdoor concert.

Good American ($139)

forever 21 plus size shorts
Forever21

Side Ties

Pull those ties up to show off your stems, or let them hang loose for a little more coverage.

Forever21+ ($18)

eloquii yellow plus size shorts
Eloquii

High-Waisted Yellow

The roomy silhouette provides the polished look of a skirt, without any of the dreaded thigh-chafing.

Eloquii ($50)

lands end plus size shorts
Lands' End

Chambray Bermudas

Tailored to perfection and ready to go straight from the office to drinks on the patio.

Lands’ End ($55)

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