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Shorts Illustrated: The Perfect Shorts for Your Body Type

Get a leg up on the season with the right style of shorts for your shape.

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LIJA by Linda Hipp Parker Plaid Button Knee cotton-blend shorts
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The Right Shorts for Your Body Type

Whether you've got short or long legs, we've got the styles for you to show off your shape.

On our model: Old Navy ruffle button-up top, $25, Old Navy store; Hurley O&O Lowrider III cotton-blend shorts, $38, hurley.com

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Shorts for Full Thighs

Look trim in slim-cut Bermudas that cover your quads. Also, a low waist saves you from the frump factor.

LIJA by Linda Hipp Parker Plaid Button Knee cotton-blend shorts, $110, lijastyle.com

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Shorts for Full Thighs

The Limited Drew Button Front City cotton shorts, $50, thelimited.com

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Shorts for Short Legs

Pick a pair with a five-inch (or so) inseam to play up your legs. Then add heels (no too-sexy stilettos, please!).

J.Crew Sunblocks print cotton shorts, $58, jcrew.com

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Shorts for Short Legs

Gap flat-front cotton shorts, $40, gap.com

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Shorts for Long Legs

Show just the right amount of skin with a mid-length style. Roll-ups balance out lanky legs.

Club Monaco Liv roll-cuff cotton shorts, $69, clubmonaco.com for stores

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Shorts for Long Legs

DKNY Jeans plaid cotton-blend shorts, $69, Macy's stores

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More Summer Slimmers

Elongate legs with these wedge sandals.

Bettye Muller Katy shoes, $170, endless.com

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A Slimming Belt

Add fun details to your outfit with this belt.

Tommy Hilfiger belt, $98, shoptommy.com

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Fun Heels

Flirty heels are perfect for summer.

Bongo Simple Sole shoes, $49, bongo.com

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2009.

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bubbles31285 wrote:

Yep, and did you see the model who is wearing bermudas? I think her thighs are the same width as my calves!

5/18/2010 06:44:30 AM Report Abuse
Peppermint_Patt1 wrote:

Who is selecting the shorts for the person who has big thighs? Plaids, PLEASE...Get Real...Dark solid colors make the thighs look smaller..Half the clothing in stores I wouldn't be caught dead in. As I age, I still want to look chic, not like Granny!

5/17/2010 07:23:57 PM Report Abuse
license2gill wrote:

Bermuda are the last thing i want to put my thick thighs in ,it will make them look thicker..and 110 $ what the heck who is stupid enough to pay that for shorts anyways....or why would you.

5/17/2010 10:33:12 AM Report Abuse
jennifermantel wrote:

Nobody said you have to pay $110 for shorts, OBVIOUSLY you can take what they showed you and find something similar for less.

5/17/2010 10:26:59 AM Report Abuse
tbattiste wrote:

I agree with au.brit...Bermudas make my muscular legs look like oil lamps! Instead I buy shorts a size bigger to allow room in the thigh and butt area and just have the waist taken in.

5/17/2010 09:51:26 AM Report Abuse
au.brit wrote:

alright. i just wanna say that i have big legs and the one thing i don't wanna do is shove those big legs in a pair of form fitted bermuda shorts that make my legs and butt look bigger than they already are. i would rather just wear some longer shorts that hang on me than some bermudas. Oh, and i would ALSO never pay $110 for some freakin shorts.

4/25/2010 01:16:24 PM Report Abuse
chudo149 wrote:

I agree with the person above, get real....I know I can't afford $110 for a pair of shorts....

4/24/2010 07:55:31 AM Report Abuse
ltlracers1 wrote:

$110!-let's keep it realistic. I don't think I have even shopped at a store that had $110 shorts!

4/19/2010 10:03:56 AM Report Abuse

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