5 Tips for Wearing Shorts

Happy hump day! Today I’m sharing 5 tips for wearing shorts. First, let me say if you don’t want to wear them, don’t wear them. There are plenty of options!

Instead of wearing shorts, wear a casual dress like this one I recently styled from Amazon.

Kimono Short Sleeve Smocked Waist Dress (I’m wearing a size6)//Nude Sandals (makeup color)//Earrings//Bracelet//Bracelet//Ring

Another option is a jumpsuit. You can find dressy and casual ones.

Black jumpsuit (similar option here)//Black Wedge (runs small, size up 1/2 size)

Flowy pants are always a great option.

Bodysuit (I’m wearing a small)//Beach Pants (similar option here)//Slide Sandal (TTS, 38 is a 7 1/2)//Earrings

Maxi dresses and skirts work too!

Classic Solid Maxi Dress (I’m wearing a size 0, but I need to size down)//Denim Jacket (I’m wearing a 00)//Earrings (these are clip-on)//Bracelet//Nude Sandals

Here are 5 Tips for Wearing Shorts

1. First, I like to add some self-tanner to give my legs some color. I little bit of tan always makes me feel better.

This one is my favorite, and I recently tried this one specifically for olive skin, and I love it too.

2. Next, find shorts that fit you well. Don’t wear shorts that are too tight or too baggy.

3. Inseam is always a big issue for most women who are over 40. There’s no hard-fast rule, and it depends on your height as to what will look best on you.

I’m 5’6″ and prefer a 5-inch inseam.  These chino shorts are from JCPenney and work well for me.

4. If you want to wear shorts but don’t want to accentuate your legs, add a cute top with details and statement earrings like I did below.

Lace Trim Sleeveless Top (sold out)//White Shorts//Earrings//Sandals//Bracelet//Strapless Bra

5. Think about your body type, accentuate the positive, and minimize the problem areas.

  • Tall ladies typically look great in bermuda shorts.
  • Short ladies with shorts legs should stay away from bermuda shorts and capris that hit right below the knee. 
  • If you’re curvy, high waisted shorts are your friend. They accentuate your waistline.
  • If you have a boyish figure (straight up and down figure), you can add details to your shorts—cute pockets on the backside with detail.
  • Apple shape ladies typically have good legs, so accentuate the positive with dark wash jeans with a cuff. 

Bonus tip: To create longer legs, always wear a light-colored sandal with your shorts.

Kindness Tee (sold out)//Raw Hem Shorts (I’m wearing a size 28)//Leopard flats //Earrings//Denim Jacket//Crossbody bag

Do you have any tips to share?

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Beauty for the Heart~~ I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him. -Ravi Zacharias (March 26, 1946-May 19, 2020)

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  1. Hi Cyndi,
    You always look adorable! I just started getting your emails and want to say you give great advise!

  2. The Classic Solid Maxi black dress from Chicos – does this dress have a zipper and does it feel heavy for summer evening wear? Waiting for your response. Love your fashion.

  3. Hi Cindi,
    Thanks for including some shorts in your post today, I will have to give those JC Penny shorts a try. I also love the Loft Rivera shorts with the 5 inch inseam. I am 5 ft 5in and feel the 7 inch inseam is to long for my height.
    I loved your beauty for the heart that quote was so spot on for me today.

    Shannon 🙂

    1. I find wearing a small healed sandal gives my legs a little longer look. I love the nude colored sandals!

  4. I was just thinking of a post on graphic tees too and saw many have mentioned it. Could you do that? You always find such cute sayings. I love a good graphic tee. You look great in shorts. I wish I was more confident in my legs and the shape they are in. I know sunless tanner would help but with all the chemicals in them, I have stopped using them. I would like to try the first one you recommended but its unavailable it says. Do you know anywhere else to order it from?

  5. Love that you quoted Dr. Zacharias today. Bless you for that sweet tribute to such a wonderful servant of God.

  6. Great options. I like to mix it up a bit! A post on some cute tees graphic etc to wear with shorts would be great.. love all your suggestions:)
    Great BFTH ❤️

  7. Hey Cyndi,
    I’m looking for some cute Summer tees with words on them. Can you recommend some places to find some?