Skip the Skirts: Go for These 6 Flattering Shorts

Skip the skirts and go for those shorts!Skip the skirts and go for those shorts!Oh, shorts. How some of us dread wearing you, but have no choice due to the scorching sun. I tend to opt for long flowy skirts and avoid the short shorts (that are barely hanging onto...or off mannequins). Luckily, I found a few selections that are length appropriate and comfortable! Take a peek at 6 of my favorites below (thank me later):

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Shorts with a bowShorts with a bowBow Topper
These Marc by Marc Jacobs shorts come with a flirty striped bow tie at the waist. The flattened appearance in the front and eye-popping bow creates a slimming illusion -- always a good thing.
Buy it at Nordstrom for $198

Bright chino shortsBright chino shortsBright Chino Shorts
These longer, bright shorts pair well with an equally bright shirt. Have fun with this season's color-blocking trend and dare to be loud with your clothes!
Buy it at J.Crew for $39.50

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Turnkey shortsTurnkey shortsTurnkey Shorts
These relaxed shorts have a subtle key print on them. And the striking cobalt blue is perfect when wearing a plain neutral colored T-shirt -- you'll still look effortlessly chic.
Buy it at Madewell for $59.50

Arrowhead ikat shortsArrowhead ikat shortsArrowhead Ikat Printed
The arrowhead ikat print is back and in full force. I see this print pop up everywhere on bags, tops and now shorts! Try this pair from J. Crew -- it's made of ultra soft baby blue cotton.
Buy it at J. Crew for $59.50

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High-waist shortHigh-waist shortHigh-Waist Shorts
These high-waist shorts have a pin-tuck detailing on the front. Layer with a loose top and tuck in any excess fabric. Strap on some espadrilles and you're good to go city trotter!
Buy it at Asos for $43.49

Slouchy shortsSlouchy shortsSlouchy Shorts
These slouchy shorts have an 8" inseam for a little extra length. The fabric is super soft but doesn't underwhelm your figure. Not too baggy, not too long -- it's picture perfect.
Buy it at Madewell for $72

- By Chelsea Fuss
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