Shorts For Your Body Shape

Whether you have a pear-shaped or hourglass body, you can find shorts for your body type, that flatter your figure. Looking fabulous throughout the hotter summer months starts with choosing clothes that highlight your assets while minimizing body parts that you want to disguise. This video shows you how to find the perfect summer shorts for your body shape.



  • If you have a curvy backside, round hips, and a smaller upper body (in comparison to your lower half), then you’re probably a Pear shape. To minimize the look of your hips and thighs, while putting the emphasis on your tiny upper body, look for dark-coloured shorts that are longer in length. A perfect example is the classic bermuda short. This lengthens the look of your legs, making your lower body appear smaller.
  • If you have a curvy silhouette that includes an ample bosom, tiny waist, and full hips re probably an hourglass shapegrazing belted shorts that are slightly looser around the thighs. This helps draw attention to your small waist, while concealing any unsightly jiggle on your thighs.
  • If you are long and lean then you’re probably a straight body type. The key to finding shorts that look great on your svelte figure is to look for patterns and pleating. As an example, the straight body type would look fabulous in a pair horizontally-striped shorts with pleating on the front, as these details give the illusion of more curves.
  • The apple body type has a smaller lower body in proportion to the upper body. The apple body type looks best in fitted shorts that have a wide waistband. This helps highlight your legs, while giving the appearance of a smaller waistline. If you’re an apple body type, also consider pairing shorts with a looser fitting top (like a tunic).