Shorts for Your Body Type

So maybe hot pants aren’t for everyone. But shorts can be worn in a way that flatter your figure. They are available in a variety of styles and textures from pantaloons to military style to short shorts. Pair them with stilettos or flats; halter tops or embellished tunics. Acid wash, khakis and chambray colours are all on trend for 2010.

Style expert Bridgette Raes author of Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want, says: You really need to pay attention to your body characteristics when buying shorts. I think all body types can wear them as long as this rule is considered.
 
Tall & thin:
Hot pants are for you. Wear a fuller top or blazer to balance the proportions.  If you are boy-shaped jumpsuits, rolled up shorts or pantaloons in metallic soft fabrics paired with heels will flatter this shape.

Plus size:
Most full-figured women think that they should wear baggy or bulky clothing to hide their ˜flaws’ and camouflage their size. The opposite is true. Big clothing just makes you look bigger.  Avoid pleats and large embellishments. Stick with a tailored clean short. Bermuda Shorts are an ideal choice since they offer more coverage and you’ll feel more confident.

Short Legs:
Don’t think you’re at a disadvantage because mother nature did make you six feet tall. Petite ladies need not miss out on the trend. Go for a structured fabric cut close to the body and stay clear of oversized, relaxed fit shorts. Adding cuffs will emphasize pettiness.

Follow these tips for day and night wear.

Daytime:
Yes, shorts can be appropriate office attire when the right style is chosen and accessorized to make a professional looking outfit. Choose a longer length trouser-styled short. Cuffed Capris or belted Bermudas pleated in unwashed fabrics such as twill or linen and paired with a bottom down crisp white shirt is a good look. Add a fitted jacket and pumps to complete the more polished look.

Nighttime:
For a night on the town, switch to a sequins one shouldered top with sexy strappy high heels. Sip apple martinis on the patio with your sweetie decked out in a floral jumpsuit or playsuit with metallic gladiators or jewelled thongs.

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