Which are the best shaped shorts for your body shape and proportions (cos they both matter)?
- Body shape gives you the best shape or silhouette.
- Body proportions tells you how long the shorts should be to flatter your gams.
The guidelines for flattering shorts shapes is really the same as for flattering skirt shapes.
Which Are Your Best Short Shapes?
So if you have a fit and flare body shape (A shape, V shape, X shape and I shape) then you want shorts that sit at your waist and the legs flare a little. Watch this quick video guide now.
If you have a straighter shape (H, shape, 8 Shape, O shape, I Shape) - one that suits straight skirts, then go for shorts that are fitted to your legs rather than flare out. Watch this quick video guide now.
Choosing the Ideal Length of Your Shorts
This is related to your body proportions
- Shorter Legs - go for shorter shorts rather than knee length ones - and make sure that your shoes are lower vamp too for the longest pins.
- Longer Legs - go for mid-thigh or longer shorts.
- Balanced Legs with Body - then go for mid-thigh or just the narrowest point on your thighs.
Tip for All: No matter the length of your legs - yours shorts should end on a narrower part of your thigh - so check out in the mirror where your narrower points are and either hem or fold up the shorts so that they and at this point for ultimate flattery.
Not sure of your body shape?
Take my free body shape calculator quiz here and then download your body shape bible which gives you the tips you need to select flattering clothes silhouettes for your body shape.
Not sure of your body proportions?
You can find out how to measure your body proportions here and figure them out.
If you'd like an objective professional opinion about your body shape and proportions, then join my 7 Steps to Style program so that you can get my professional advice (plus you'll also discover your ideal colour palette and so much more) - it's the style education you need to feel more confident and empowered when you shop, and stop wasting money on all the wrong clothes. Find out more now!