Flattering Shorts for Summer 2017

Shorts are a summer staple, but like swimwear, I’ve often been hesitant getting my white legs out on show. But last week I found some flattering shorts for summer 2017. Perfect on the waist and the right length – especially for my long legs.

One area of my wardrobe that has been lacking for summer … is shorts. I own 2 pairs of shorts. One distressed denim pair, which my dad will regularly comment I need to throw out, and a pair of pom pom embellished shorts, which can be a little annoying to wear as the pom poms on the hem CONSTANTLY get caught around each other when I walk. #awkward

When Katies had their recent sale (I don’t think Katies has ever NOT had a sale on lately!), I tried on some shorts. I wanted a pair of white shorts… but thought against it because of my kids. I ended up choosing a navy and black pair.


I was really happy with the fit of these shorts. The cuff is the right length to show a bit of leg and the waist doesn’t dig in. I sized down to a size 14. I usually wear a size 16 short, because they often push up my flabby bits. I like to wear my tops out over the top of my shorts, rather than tucked in. I find that suits my body shape. But sometimes I may revert to a half-tuck (tee tucked in the front only) if the waist of the shorts are elasticized.

Here is what the shorts look like on.

flattering shorts for summer 2017

Wearing the shorts with Katie’s Monotone Cold Shoulder Top – now reduced to $15

My grandma bought these for me for Christmas. I also got some matching tops. One of the tops I featured on the blog a few weeks ago, was purchased to go with the black shorts. So many summer tops have been reduced to $20, so it’s a good time to buy if you need some tops for summer. You can get the monotone top I’m wearing here.

flattering shorts for summer katies

With my photo bombing 3 year old… who wanted to be in the photo and then had second thoughts when I picked her up!

I can be a little self-conscious of my very white legs. To counteract this, I sometimes (when I remember and if I have time) add some Garnier bronzer to my legs. It makes them look a little less stark and I like the added colour.

Have you embraced shorts for summer? Have you found a pair of flattering shorts? Where do you go to get your shorts?

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  • You’ve got fantastic legs Bec! I have a few pairs of shorts, so comfy especially for running around in.

  • Flattering shorts are so hard for me to find! I’ll have to try these ones on at Katies! they do look promising!


  • I love shorts… but not too short cause I am not sure I want the world to see that much leg. Shorts are comfy and cool.

  • I live in shorts in summer. Mine are kmart from a few years ago and I’m worried I’m going to wear them out so I was thinking I should grab a new pair while they have good stock.

  • Great post Bec. I need more shorts and today was looking for denim ones but as I have been spending quite a lot lately to update my wardrobe to clothes that fit I didnt get them. Living where we are, on the coast, I have tended to have the floral ones from Millers teamed with a sleeveless top. Not exactly worthy of my outfit a day. I will be checking the specials after Chrissy I think! Denyse #teamIBOT

  • They suit you! I personally love a good pair of shorts. Country Road has a style that suits me and so I have about every shade they’ve ever made!

  • They look great on you – thanks for the tip. I will try some on next time I’m at Katies.

  • EEEK! Shorts scare me! I have the dodgiest looking knees, although I once took a photo of them and sent them to Styling Curvy Jennie and she told me they were FINE! Haha! I think I need 3 quarters but that could look strange on a tall girl. Maybe a spray tan and all will be well lol!!! These shorts look sublime x