Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Ellen Christian
Have you been searching for shorts for summer style you’ll actually feel comfortable in? What’s your preference for shorts?
Posts may be sponsored. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you should you click through and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Do you go with short shorts, mid-thigh, walking shorts or do you prefer capris instead? For years, I felt uncomfortable every time I wore a pair of shorts. That meant that I wore jeans even on days when it was 95F outside and humid.
Shorts for Summer Style
There are a lot of different types of shorts you can wear. If you feel uncomfortable when wearing them, chances are that you either have the wrong size, the wrong fit, or the wrong style. When choosing your shorts, they should feel comfortable when you sit, walk and move. They should not pinch or bunch up as you walk or sit. You should feel comfortable and confident while you’re wearing them. I prefer shorts that are longer in length and feel uncomfortable when they are short. Only you know your comfort level.
Named after Daisy on Dukes of Hazard, these shorts tend to be super short and are often frayed on the ends of the hem. Be secure with showing off a lot of leg with these shorts. Make sure you get a close shave and a good tan.
Bermuda shorts are typically longer in length, ending above your knees. They usually have a looser fit and are similar in cut to your favorite trousers. These are my favorite shorts for summer style because of how comfortable they are.
Capris are semi-fitted shorts and end slightly below the knee or to mid-calf. There are many different designs from casual denim to a more dressy pattern suitable for work.
Cargo shorts are knee length and typically baggy. Unlike Bermuda shorts, Cargo shorts tend to have a number of different pockets with flaps along the front and sides.
Walking shorts are a casual short that usually reaches mid thigh. They are fairly loose and are intended for everyday style. You can find them frequently in denim or other light weight materials.
There are a number of other types of shorts available but these are the most common styles I’m familiar with. What is your favorite style of summer shorts?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over 40. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.
11 thoughts on “Shorts for Summer Style”
I am in LOVE with that first outfit.. the short distressed looking shorts are so cute! I want, I want. haha
I like mid-thigh shorts or capris 🙂 love the outfits!
I would wear the second outfit..mainly I like the shoes…they would be cute with anything!
I am looking forward to bringing out shorts again! But I’m thinking I need to pick up running again before I venture out in anything above the knee. – Katy
Not that I ever wear shorts but if I did and if I had the legs for them I really like the shorts in the first picture.
Really cute options!
As a Public Service – I do not wear shorts. No sense in blinding people with my huge white legs.
That third photo…reminds me of Snow White;-)
If I were younger and more toned, I would go with the first photo. I love that outfit. At 45, I feel a lot more comfortable and confident in capris now.
I’m so ready for warm weather clothes! This makes me want to go exercise a little more first though lol
I am a long shorts or capris kind of girl….
I like all those options! Yay for warm weather coming soon!