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Look Fab in Shorts that Flatter Your Body Shape

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 7/12/13 9:41 AM

woman in bermuda shortsIn our previous post, we discussed those little problem areas where fat always seems to accumulate – the tummy, waist, hips and thighs – and how it can make you self-conscious about accentuating these parts of your body during the summer. The problem, though, lies in not choosing the right shorts for your body type.

Today we offer more tips for choosing the right shorts for your body shape:

Triangle body types are narrow on top with curvy hips and thighs. Shorts in longer lengths that hit the leg about mid-thigh are most attractive on triangle body types. Look for shorts with a small waist that flares slightly to provide more room at the hips. A-line shorts and skorts are particularly flattering choices for triangle shapes. Cute boyfriend shorts with roll-up legs and classic chinos in a relaxed fit also look great. Emphasize your small waist with a belt or high waistline. Solid colors will help minimize larger hips and thighs.

Inverted triangle shapes have broad shoulders tapering to a thinner waist and long, athletic legs. This summer’s trendy Bermuda shorts are the perfect choice to show off those long legs. Unlike circle shapes, you don’t need the lengthening effect of vertical stripes; but feel free to call extra attention to your well-toned legs by choosing shorts in wild, colorful prints. Balance top-heaviness by choosing longer shorts that hit about mid-thigh.

Hourglass body shapes have a voluptuous figure with a narrow waist. Call attention to your tiny waist with belted, detailed or tab-waist shorts. If waistband gaping is a problem, look for shorts with a high-cut waist or elastic insets at the back of the waist. Hourglass shapes can wear Bermudas, but look for looser cuts with pleating or a slight flare to accommodate your hips.

Stop hiding behind your clothes

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Topics: body shape, fashion trends, flatter your figure