Summer time is just around the corner again and that means for most women a whole new wardrobe for the hot weather.
If you have big thighs it can be a stressful time trying to find shorts that look best on your body type. For some shorts, they may accentuate the thighs and make them look bigger while other shorts may simply just be too tight and uncomfortable in the thigh area.
If you have thicker thighs or just an apple shaped body and tend to have problems choosing and finding a great pair of shorts, check out these fashion tips to find the best shorts for your body.
Opt for a Pair of Simple Shorts When You Have Bigger Thighs
Look for a very simple pair of shorts that doesn’t have any accents or details to help give you a slimmer appearance on the bottom half of your body.
When you have bigger thighs you want to draw the attention upwards instead of to your bottom half. If you wear a pair of shorts that has a pattern or pleats or any type of fading you are drawing attention to your bottom half, which is not what you want.
You may also want to stick with darker colors and washes instead of something like a light khaki color or white. Look for darker washed jean shorts as well as black and olive colored shorts to help slim this area of your body.
Avoid Shorts That Are Too Baggy or Add Too Much Volume
It can be tempting to want to get the biggest and baggiest pair of shorts when you have bigger thighs, but this may just backfire on you instead.
By choosing shorts that are too baggy you are adding volume to this area, which is the last thing you want to to do when you feel like this is a larger area on your body to begin with.
You don’t want shorts that are too tight and pull across your legs but you also don’t want them to be so big that your legs look twice the size they actually are.
Instead look for a pair of shorts that lightly skims across your thigh area but does not pull. “Boyfriend” style shorts are often times cut bigger but they aren’t super baggy. This style could be a good starting point for your shorts shopping.
A-line shorts that start out a little tighter and slightly flair at the legs may also be a good option but just make sure they don’t flair out too much.
Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Size Larger In Shorts to Fit Your Thighs Properly
If you find that no matter what style of shorts you try they are always too tight in the thigh area, then you need to go up a size for your shorts.
Some women get afraid to move up a size, but it doesn’t matter what size you are wearing but instead how you look in the clothes. No one is going to know if you are wearing a size 12 in your shorts instead of a size 10.
If the waist is too large in the next size up, then you may have to start bringing your shorts to a tailor to take in the waist any any other areas that may be too big. You want the shorts to fit the largest area of your body as the rest of it can be taken in so you get that perfect fit.
Short-Shorts Are Not Flattering On Most Women
If you have bigger thighs, you are going to want to avoid any type of short-shorts. Nowadays, there are lots of other styles of shorts to choose from that you should have no problem finding a style that doesn’t land only an inch below your butt.
The reason that short shorts aren’t good for big thighs is most of the time they end up being too tight where they land on the thigh as well as they draw too much attention to the thigh area.
An inseam of 3 inches or less is too short and it’s probably a good idea to not even try this type of short on. It may just frustrate you even more.
Truthfully, unless you are 20 years old and a size 2, short shorts are most likely not flattering on your body. Even women who are a size 2 may still be able to find longer shorts that are more flattering on their body than the super short ones.
Mid-Thigh Shorts Are One of the Best Options for Bigger Thighs
A good starting point to buying shorts for your body is to start with a mid-thigh pair of shorts. Some women assume that longer shorts are better but they can actually attract more attention to your bottom.
An inseam of around 6-7 inches would hit around mid-thigh for most women.
You can try an inseam that is slightly longer around 8 inches but just make sure they are not hitting your knees and are too long.
If you are on the shorter side, an inseam of around 5 inches may be better than the longer types of shorts.
*Check out these shorts from Old Navy. They are a 7 inch inseam and they have a looser fit as well.
Make Your Own Shorts to Fit Your Thighs
No, you don’t have to know how to sew to make your own shorts. Simply, take a pair of jeans that you know fit well and cut them into shorts.
If you have a favorite pair of jeans, go buy another pair and then chop them off around mid-thigh or slightly longer to account for a hem or fraying at the bottom.
You can leave the shorts with some fray at the bottom as this is still in style or you can roll them over twice to give a cuffed look as well. If you want something on the neater side, take them to a tailor to get a permanent hem put in the bottom.
Even if you have bigger thighs you can still wear shorts and look darn good in them. Stop wearing ill-fitting shorts and get the best pair of shorts for your body.