Denim shorts are a summer staple, there’s no doubt about it. They are the no nonsense, throw on and go style of the season and never go out of fashion. I for one feel great when I’ve got a great pair of denim shorts on. I love dressing them up with a cute top and heels and dressing them down with a shirt and converse. They’re so easy and effortless.
However, I have struggled so much trying to get denim shorts that fit me properly this year. I usually find if they fit on my hips and bum, they’re too big on my waist, and vice versa. It’s like manufacturers have designed most shorts to fit someone with a totally straight up and down figure which is bizarre because, last time I checked, most women had waists, hips and thighs. Anyone else struggling?
Luckily I managed to get a few pairs that fit me perfectly, and I love them!
First up, I got these GORGEOUS American Apparel high waisted shorts, which normally retail for £56 but I got them for £20 through Vinted.co.uk . They have a smaller waist and loads of room in the hip and bum area which is great, so they create an effortless hourglass silhouette while still looking effortless.
Pull and Bear black high waisted distressed shorts. I got these in 2 sizes because I was worried about the fit. Turns out the size 10 was perfect and the waist to hip ratio was just right. The distressing gives them a really cool, casual vibe, but I think I could dress these up with ankle boots, a blouse and a red lip.
Topshop Hallie distressed denim shorts. I really wanted a pair of cream or white denim shorts this year because they look so great in the Summer, especially with a tan! These shorts are more of a “natural waist” fit, so they are slightly high waisted but sit a bit lower down so they’re more comfortable. I’ll wear these with a crisp white shirt, tan sandals and a tan belt.
I hope your hunt for the perfect denim shorts is fruitful, but remember to make sure they’re comfortable above all else because skin indentations are not a great look in the summer 🙅