12 Stylish Summer Shorts for Every Unique Shape (PHOTOS)

Rachel Denbow | Apr 27, 2015 Beauty & Style

shorts summer 2015Whether you're ready to start shaving your legs again or not, summertime is almost upon us. The need to keep cool in style is a real one, but it's not always easy to find shorts that fit well. We've rounded up 12 options for a variety of body types in hopes of introducing you to your new favorite pair.

This season's short selection isn't limited to denim. There are dressier options for the weekend away, a night on the town, or those mandatory potlucks your boss makes you attend. Determine which pair fits your specific body type and then treat your self to a few!
Have you been pleasantly surprised by a new trend in shorts this season?
  • Paperbag-Waist Shorts


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    These breezy Paperbag-Waist Shorts ($44.95, gap.com) have a relaxed fit that would pair well with a fitted top and wedges or a button up shirt and oxfords. Flattering on slim and curvy builds alike.
  • Pleated Eyelet Shorts


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    These crisp and ladylike Pleated Eyelet Shorts ($225, anthropologie.com) scream chic. Throw these in your suitcase and show off those long legs your mama gave you as you enjoy that big city shopping trip with your besties. 
  • Stretch Twill Shorts


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    These casual Stretch Twill Shorts ($20, oldnavy.com) provide plenty of coverage for chasing kids around at the park or garage sale crawling. A great option for shapely legs. 
  • Drapey Shorts


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    Your barre class has done you a few favors and you're ready to show off your toned, tanned legs. These Drapey Shorts ($39.99, target.com) are the perfect option for a ladies' night out.
  • Twill Cuffed Shorts


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    These well-tailored International Concepts Twill Cuffed Shorts ($38.99, macys.com) have a touch of elastic to provide a little extra support. The wide panel at the waist is a forgiving option for softer tummies. 
  • Scallop Short with Waistband


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    These ASOS Scallop Short with Waistband ($18, us.asos.com) are feminine and on trend and would look lovely on a slim build. The zip fly bar with button closure paired with a high waist means they'd offer extra support for a curvier gal as well.
  • St Ives Shorts


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    These cotton St Ives Shorts ($66.30, bodenusa.com) are well tailored and flattering on a variety of body types. Pair them with a casual tank for daytime exploring and then don a crop top and heels for a little more fun after dark. 
  • Plus Size Lace Shorts


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    These chic Plus Size Lace Shorts ($29.95, hm.com) offer a polished look with a structured waistline and side zipper. They'll look darling with a chambray shirt and flats while you brunch with your husband.
  • Relaxed Denim Shorts


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    A pair of 7 For All Mankind Relaxed Denim Shorts ($168, nordstrom.com) for all your lounging needs. A great option for slim and curvy body types alike -- this pair of denim will see you through until sweater weather returns.
  • Ikat Stripe Riviera Shorts


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    The longer inseam of these Ikat Stripe Riviera Shorts ($54.50, loft.com) provides more coverage without losing any style. Ikat is the bohemian plaid and works at the farmer's market as well as the beach.
  • Monogram Foldover Short


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    This stylish Monogram Foldover Short ($59.50, bananarepublic.com) provides volume for a narrow set of hips and will surely help you keep your cool on the hottest of days.
  • Bermuda Short


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    When denim won't cut it, the Apiece Apart Giulia Bermuda Short
    ($345, jcrew.com) is a fresh choice that's long on style. A bold but ladylike way to refresh your summer wardrobe with some pattern. 



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