A pair of shorts is one of the most versatile pieces that a woman can have in her closet. You can wear it to the beach or a picnic, or even choose it as your travel companion. It also works as the best garment to wear if you just want to relax at home.
What’s more, fashionistas today are even wearing them to parties!
But how do you go about picking the perfect pair of shorts based on your body type?
What are the essential styles that you absolutely need to own?
And are there fashion rules that you should follow based on your age and body type?
To answer all that, here are some tips to answer all these questions so you can buy the best pair of shorts to look absolutely amazing:
It should flatter your body type
Just like any other garment you buy, the piece should drape your body perfect. It’s more than necessary. Mainly, it should suit your form and conceal any of your insecurities.
Finding a flattering piece truly trumps any ‘rule” there is.
Forget the age rule. It doesn’t exist.
The rule you truly need to keep top of mind is finding a pair of shorts that flatter your figure.
Look for the styles that suit your shape and body proportions rather than pick one at random.
Consider factors such as length, fit and waist rise because you would not want to wear one that gets attention for the wrong areas. Balance is the key and you would know how it works by trying before buying.
Comfort really does matter
Shorts are a casual outfit, which means that you should prioritize comfort while picking every single pair.
After all, how happy can you be wearing a fair that hits you in all the wrong places or is too tight or even too big?
Being comfortable is the secret to looking good and feeling confident in any garment. So before you buy a pair of shorts, be sure that you would be comfortable wearing it.
Stock some basics + not so basics
When it comes to having a collection of shorts for your wardrobe, there are some basic essentials that you must stock.
Solid colors, stripes and checks, pretty linen prints and stylish denim short shorts are the ones that every fashionista should have in their shorts collection.
And you must surely own mid-length shorts that you can wear out to the gym.
But what about a nice pair in black leather that you can pair with a stunning sequined top for a night out? Versatility here is vital, especially if you are looking to create an impressive collection for all occasions.
Follow the latest trends
Besides stocking up on basics, you should also follow the most recent trends while shopping for shorts. Check out your favorite fashion guides to see what is hot and what is not.
If you want to buy some cool pairs for the season, do find what your favorite celebrities are wearing right now. Be ready to experiment with trendy colors and sassy styles but don’t go overboard with anything that will not compliment your body type.
Have the right complementary pieces
Shorts make just half of your outfit, right? That said, your top needs to be the perfect complimentary piece.
If you’re looking to stick to a budget, be sure to buy shorts that match your already existing top collection. You don’t need to revamp your entire wardrobe for a pair of shorts, so if you’re looking to stick to a budget this season, no worries.
Instead, take a mix and match approach and buy shorts that you can pair with different tops to create different looks every time you wear them. Also, team them with the right footwear and accessories to make heads turn.
Get the right mix
Although shorts are considered to be a casual garment, fashionistas are keen on wearing them formally as well.
Remember those leather pair of shorts we mentioned? Why not wear on a date night?
The idea is to have the right mix in your closet, right from the comfy pairs to wear at home to casual denim for regular outings and smart pairs for party wear.
You can find countless options, in-store and online.
Buying shorts is trickier than you may think because you would want pieces that strike a perfect balance between ease and style. Shorts are casual but your attitude towards picking the right pair should be anything but lax and/or casual.
Whether you wear shorts regularly or want to experiment with them for the first time, these fashion tips will surely help. Make sure that you follow them the next time you are out to buy some classy pairs.
Imala Green is a writer and works extensively with the content team. She was a senior journalist who has contributed to content for magazines, newspapers, and blogs.