How to Wear Shorts Like the Classy Lady You Are
In your 20s, when the weather was too hot to handle, it was no big deal to toss on a pair of denim cutoffs and call it a day. Nowadays, shorts are suddenly the hardest piece of clothing to wear, let alone find. Fret not, because these six pairs just so happen to be the ideal combination of appropriate length and on-trend style.
Here’s the secret to making your legs look a little leaner and longer: Wear one size larger than the correct—and probably figure-hugging—size. They’re comfier and your thighs will thank you.
Highlight your middle, while also maintaining ample coverage, with shorts that have some sort of detail at the waist, like a paper-bag tie. Whatever you do, stick with a loose silhouette that moves and tuck in your top to maximize your pair’s waist-flaunting powers.
Distressed Boyfriend Shorts
Many apple-shaped gals are blessed with great legs, making them the perfect candidates for denim cutoffs. Where the waist is concerned, look for a rise that hits at your narrowest point and smoothes everything out, and go for styles with some kind of distressing or detail on the lower half, drawing the eye away from your midsection.
Unique Hemmed Shorts
Scalloped, ruffled, embroidered… Fancy-hemmed shorts are the new slip dress: They’re equal parts unexpected and elegant, and they’re totally appropriate for a weekend brunch or happy-hour drinks.