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It is finally summer and I don’t know about you but I have one thing on my mind right now, SHORTS. Y’all it is hot down south and has been for some time now but I have been reluctant to wear shorts so far because my legs are super white. It’s bad y’all…I didn’t get out in the sun much last year because I knew I would be having varicose vein surgery soon and my doctor told me to keep out of the sun as much as I could so I did. So here we are, summer 2017, and my legs are whiter than they have ever been but since it’s so dang hot outside I don’t even care!! HA!!
So today I have rounded up some of my absolute favorite plus size shorts for y’all and I’m not talking about long, unattractive bermuda shorts either (if you like bermuda shorts then I’m sorry if that offended you). For some reason most clothing manufacturers think that plus size people should wear bermuda shorts down to our knees all summer long and I tend to think otherwise. Also bermuda shorts make my legs look short and who wants that? Not me! All that said I don’t want my shorts to be super short either, I like my shorts to hit mid-thigh…short enough to legit be called shorts and long enough to cover up the biggest part of my thighs. Clear as mud right? Let me show you…
1. Ellie dark wash shorts with wide hem. I ordered these the other day and can’t wait to get them in!! They look like they will hit in just the right spot and I love a pair of good dark wash denim shorts.
2. Utility Shorts with knit waistband. I also ordered these and hope they work for me also!! I love a good pair of casual khaki shorts that you can dress both up and down and I think will be perfect for those purposes.
3. Chino Shorts in red. Yes, I also have these on order! HA! I love a bright pair of shorts to wear because I love a good pop of color during the summer months.
4. The Modernist Lena Suit Shorts. These I actually own and can’t wait o find an occasion to wear them. To me they are more of a dressy short and I love the crispness of them. Plus everyone should have a great pair of dressy black shorts in their arsenal.
5. Chino Shorts in Seafoam Sky. These are just like the red shorts but in a fun sea foam blue! I think these will pop against a pair of tan legs, which I hope to acquire soon (beach here I come!!).
6. Patch Pocket Denim Weekend Shorts. These are a favorite pair that I bought last summer in a lighter color and wore them out! LOL! This year I purchased these in this dark wash and in a medium wash and in white. These are definitely my go-to’s right now and I love the way they hit in just the right spot and are super comfy!
I am super excited about all of these shorts because I am headed to the beach in a few weeks!! I haven’t been to the beach in a few years and I am super pumped to go!!
I plan on wearing shorts out pretty much every night we are there with all of my bright colored kimonos of course!! I am also taking plenty of monogrammed shirts (my sister makes them!!) to wear when dressing a little more casual. I don’t know about you but I always overpack when headed on vacation, especially to the beach. Because let’s be real, I only wear swimsuits during the day and shorts and cute tops at night. I like to keep it simple! So fingers crossed I don’t overpack too bad, HA!!
Also before you flaunt those legs in your shorts this summer be sure and check out my post on how to make your shaved legs last longer!!
What are your favorite shorts to wear during the summer??
Do you like bright colored shorts or just denim??
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Those shorts are so cute! I like the variety. I don’t have many shorts and I could use some new ones, especially in a variety like these (colors, jeans, etc).
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I love it! Unless you’re plus sized, you don’t realize that shorts wear differently on we curvy girls. Thanks for sharing these!
Bill Sweeney says
Those are nice looking shorts. The styling is very modern, and I like the denim ones with the cuff.
It is a bit of a mixed bag of weather in my neck of the woods, but I am excited about wearing shorts this summer as well. I love your denim choices, especially the Ellie Dark Wash Shorts with Wide Hem. I would sport these all summer! I hope you enjoy all of your choices this year!
I love that you are pairing them with bright colored kimonos! I’m big on wearing some sort of cover up on my top half and kimonos are great. I love the length of all of the shorts you shared!
Kelly Hutchinson says
Since I have gained so much weight, I have been hesitant to wear shorts. And we live in the south as well, so I know how dagum hot it gets here!
Finding shorts is the hardest thing ever for me. I am the biggest around my leg, thigh and butt, but I also am not going to be wearing bermuda shorts. #NoThanks So I will for sure look into these brands because I need all the help I can get when it comes to shorts!
Dawn McAlexander says
Yay! Finally, some shorts that will work for me! I have been wanting some good shorts for a while now, but just haven’t found any that would work for me. These would be perfect!
I am SO excited it is finally shorts season! I stick to jeans or plain colours, so I love the options you showed here.
Joely Smith says
Shorts are difficult to find – that fit well and look great. These all are awesome! Thanks for the suggestions!
Marcie W. says
Great selections! I am not plus size but still struggle in the shorts department. It often seems like my only options are either super short styles or those dreaded bermuda shorts you mentioned.
CNA Photos says
These are some great options for shorts! I agree that bermuda shorts arn’t for everyone and stores need to learn that not all plus size people want to wear them!
Terri Beavers says
These are all so cute. I can’t remember the last time I wore shorts but would love to start. I always wear capris but have been thinking about going shorter.
The red chinos are my absolute FAVORITE. I haven’t worn shorts in so long because I feel like they are getting shorter and shorter. Will have to look into some of your choices!
This is a great selection. Finding a good pair of shorts for me is a real struggle. Thanks for this.
Rebecca Swenor says
I am so going to check out all of these shorts for the summer. It seems that the sizes of shorts are getting smaller and smaller in my opinion. I am sorry but I am almost 50 and still wear these styles even if I might be a little bigger than when I was younger. Thanks for sharing these awesome shorts.
I need to look into these shorts for sure! The inseams of shorts are not desirable for me since I’m nearing 40, and no longer the size I was in high school or college. I do love a good pair of shorts though, especially when out during the summer and it’s too hot for jeans.
I’ve been needing some shorts but its so hard to find the perfect pair that’s not too short and not too tight. I’ll have to check these out. Thanks!
Dina Demarest says
I hear you girl! That’s exactly what I do too. I love the dark jean shorts!
TIm B says
nice modeling job :-) I like the khakis the best out of the bunch.
This is a great post! I used to never wear shorts or, I would buy guy shorts because they were longer! Now, I have a pair similar in color and style to #5 and I love them!
Melissa Dixon says
There is nothing like a comfy pair of shorts. I love all of these and I need to buy more so I always have a nice pair to wear.
Crystal Lopez says
These styles are perfect for summer! I love the blue jean look just because they are so universal. It is so great that they have some amazing styles in plus size just in time for summer!
I think these are all great styles for summer. I really love the jean ones the most. Those are the types of shorts I normally wear.
Jacqui Odell says
I like number one! Although, I am not really a short person. I tend to wear capri’s .
I need some new shorts. I mostly have athletic shorts and they aren’t always appropriate to wear places. In Texas, it is super hot and wearing jeans can be miserable. I love the number 6.
Karlyn Cruz says
Interesting choices of color and style of shorts! It is really comfortable to wear it this season.
These are all great picks! You can never go wrong with having too many pairs of jean shorts. I live in them in the summer!
Shannon Gurnee says
I love that there are so many different options! I especially love how colorful the shorts are!
Summer spells shorts to me! And I prefer wearing denim over those colored shorts. I just bought me a new pair of denim shorts actually
Jasmine Eclipse says
I can’t wait until it’s shorts weather here! It’s still a bit chilly (and I’m still 50 shades of white!)
Carol Cassara says
Shorts are perfect for the summer and I love having a pair or two. I would always go for the denim, these are all lovely choices!
Lisa Heath says
Perfect timing! I’m getting ready to do some clothes shopping for Summer and shorts are difficult with curves!
HilLesha O'Nan says
I rarely wear shorts since I normally prefer dresses, but I love the ones that you’ve featured! Especially #1 and #6.
lauren happel says
Finding shorts is super hard! I am really short and have a lot of trouble finding shorts that fit the right way!
Jennifer G says
Finding shorts can be a pain in the neck! I am really tall and find it difficult to find cute shorts that don’t ride up my wazoo! I don’t mind if they are short , but no one needs to see what I had for breakfast. SERIOUSLY. I do love the ones you featured though! ADORABLE!
I’m 5’9″ so I feel your pain! All of these shorts won’t ride up your junk but are still short enough to look cute and not flash everyone when you move around either!