One of the best parts of summer is getting the chance to step out of your beloved 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 14 pairs that plus-size ladies can—and should—wear from now until Labor Day. And maybe a few weeks after that too.
The 14 Best Plus-Size Shorts to Get You Through Summer’s Heat in Style
3. Nydj Bermuda Shorts
We’re particularly big fans of the smooth cotton fabric on these straight-leg Bermudas (but don’t worry, the pockets are big enough to hold your essentials).
Available in sizes 14 to 28
4. Summersalt The Effortless Shorts
Sure, you can wear these as a pool-side coverup with one of Summersalt’s adorable swimsuits, but we’re not opposed to sporting them out on the town—with a breezy button-down and flat sandals—for some post-pool drinks as well.
Buy it ($65)
Available in sizes XS to 2X
10. Torrid Self Tie Mid Short
Vertical stripes help make your legs look Ashley Graham-level long—even if you're just wearing Birkenstocks.
Available in sizes 10 to 30
11. L.l.bean Wrinkle-free Bayside Shorts
Everyone needs a classic pair of longer-length cotton shorts that cool you off but make you feel covered, so why not pick up a pair that promises you’ll stay wrinkle-free all day long? Even if that day is mostly spent running after small children.
Available in sizes 18 to 26
14. Khaki Plt Badge Sweat Shorts
The elastic waistband makes this pair ultra comfortable. These fashionable shorts will be your new favorites for the season and they come in two colors. We'd wear ours with a white T-shirt and sneakers, but bring along a matching sweatshirt for when temps drop at night.
Available in sizes 1X to 5X