First things first - beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of us are lean, some short, some tall...the list goes on. If you have a heavier bottom and bigger thighs than most, then chances are that you might have had some reservations about wearing shorts - on the other hand, if you are someone who nevertheless rocks shorts, then you go, girl! For the hesitant others, here’s a little help on how you can paint the town red in a pair of shorts and work those thighs.
1. Look for side slits
The smallest of things makes all the difference. There are a number of different kinds of shorts available in the market… Look for the ones that have a small slit on the sides like the ones in boxer shorts. They make your thighs appear slimmer as they don’t hug them tight.
2. Say yes to pleats
Pleated shorts allow the fabric to minimize your thighs disappear in a jiffy. Not only do they look super cute, but the flowy silhouette also makes them comfortable and wearable, no matter where you are. Wear a nice cotton blouse and work those shorts with confidence!
3. Throw on a third piece
An easy and trendy way to style shorts is by wearing a thin kimono or a light longline cardigan with them. Wear something with fringes and nets as a third piece. They do a pretty good job of skimming attention away from the thighs and making you look like a trendsetter.
4. Wear minimalist shoes
Shoes make all the difference when it comes to giving that finishing touch to your ensemble. If you have heavier thighs and legs, then stay away from bulky shoes. They make your legs appear shorter and broader. Always opt for open shoes with thin straps or ballet flats. They create an illusion of longer legs.
5. Short shorts, and tight too? A big no!
While styling shorts for broader thighs, a general rule of thumb is to not wear shorts that are too tight. What you want to do is keep them loose, so that bulges and creases are not highlighted. Besides, they can also be pretty uncomfortable.
6. Do the semi-tuck
Tucking in your top can create a pretty neat outfit, but some of us prefer a more laidback casual look. And if you are a girl with Beyoncé thighs, then you will be pleased to know that you can rock the semi-tucked top look with ease. Pair a longish top with your shorts and tuck in only a tiny portion of it, in the front or on the side.
7. Wear it with long sleeves
If you are worried that wearing shorts might show off too much skin, then an easy-peasy way to balance it is by wearing a casual full-sleeved top. Long-sleeved tops create a slimmer and a more laidback look that will proportion your shorts against your body and also not make your thighs look broader than they are!
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Published on Apr 07, 2016