Best Shorts for Your ShapeThis year's shorts report includes trend-right silk pairs, retro Bermuda shorts, daring short shorts, and classically casual denim shorts. And while any pair will keep you cool, some beautify the bod better than others. These shorts stories are a definite must-read.
Skorts: Skirt the Issue
A fashion hybrid that's hung on year after year, this clever combo of shorts and a skirt has something to offer every body shape. Obviously a great choice to dress a larger rear and thighs, it can also add curvy swing to boyish figures or a bit of balance to a busty, top-heavy type. Skorts come in cuts ranging from surprisingly elegant knee-length wrap styles to micro-hemmed numbers that hit scandalously high on the thigh. And since sporty looks have couture cred as a hot trend, skorts in fitness fabrics such as mesh or hi-tech poly blends can double as a style statement.
For curvy hips, bottom, thighs or mid-section, skorts that hit from mid-thigh to just above the knee are the most flattering, and A-line shapes that skim but don't cling provide terrific trimming. (Faux-wrap closures also whittle waists.) Straight figures in need of a little flirty curve should wear tiered hems, ruffled detailing and horizontal striping, while bodies bigger on the bottom benefit from the opposite: Clean lines, minimal decoration and solid colors enhance your look.