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Ladies’ shorts can vary in style from season to season. Depending on your body type and fashion preference, running shorts or board shorts may be suitable for an active afternoon, while a pair of drawstring denim shorts or colorful Bermuda shorts will take you from the golf course to the café.

Most women find that unless they have boyish figures, buying shorts to fit their body types can be challenging. Some have small waists and wider hips and thighs; others are thicker in the middle and have more slender legs. No matter, Bealls has a full selection of shorts that will flatter every figure and budget.

Following are some ladies’ shorts suggestions to suit most any body type:

  • Bermuda Shorts – these are a favorite for women no matter what their shape or size. Bermuda shorts provide just enough coverage in the thighs, while allowing you to stay cool in the hot, humid summer months. Petite women look good in Bermuda shorts as the shorts can help visually elongate their legs. On casual Fridays, a pair of versatile Bermuda shorts, a nice top, lightweight sweater and some wedge sandals can be an attractive outfit where other shorts would be inappropriate.
  • Board Shorts – active women love wearing board shorts when running around town doing errands, hanging out at the beach and partaking in any number of water sports. Unlike a bikini or tankini bottom, board shorts provide full coverage, and are appropriate to wear on the weekends or on the deck of the cruise ship. Even better, board shorts come in a range of colors and prints so you can easily mix and match with the rest of your swimwear and casual t-shirts.
  • Cuffed Shorts – if you have long legs, cuffed short shorts can highlight your gorgeous stems.

No matter what style of ladies’ shorts you choose, it’s important to check the fit from all angles. Bend front to back to see how comfortable the shorts are – and to check if they reveal more than you’d like. Try them on with different types of shoes, and be sure to sit down to check if the shorts ride up uncomfortably.

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