In my continuing quest to become a runner, I’ve conquered a number of mental obstacles, but until recently, had yet to figure out the solution to a more tangible challenge: finding running clothes that are comfortable and functional for my big-busted, short, curvy body (not exactly the shape most athletic companies cater to). After finally tracking down my dream sports bra, my next goal was to find a pair of running shorts. The requirements:
- Thick spandex, because those flimsy nylon running shorts just don’t cut it.
- Don’t fall down, ride up, pinch, sag, or require any adjustments while running.
- Don’t make my thighs look like freshly stuffed sausages.
- Have a zip pocket for my keys, gym ID card, etc.
- Not too short.
That’s not too much to ask, is it? After buying and trying many different types of running tights, leggings, and shorts with results that ranged from “god, no!” to “meh,” I took Moving Comfort’s 7.5″ Endurance Shorts for a test run (literally), and fell in love. They meet all my requirements and more. Here’s why they’re awesome: Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, I wore a pair of wool shorts with tights and boots for the first time. It was a momentous occasion, as I had long held on to the belief that shorts were only for warm summer days and that is it. How wrong I was. Here are 12 pairs of shorts you can totally wear now — with tights and boots — and when the temps start to rise…
Come summertime and we’re all sticking our stems out in the sun (or most of us. Some of us are pale goth queens forevs, which also works). Case in point, Ashley Hart, Diane Kruger, Anna Paquin, Karolina Kurkova and Beyonce were all spotted out and about with some short-shorts on. From jorts to deeply beguiling leather shorts, their looks ran the gamut. But which one’s your fave? [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
Shorts are a standard come the warm weather, but wearing denim cutoffs every day can get old fast. Upgrading to a more put-together lace or patterned pair brings your casual summer look to the next level — and even better, if your office is on the laid-back side, these may just fit the bill. These 10 options are reasonably priced and ready to be worn all summer long…
Ah, don’t you just love that weird in-between-seasons weather when it’s too hot to wear pants and too unpredictable/chance of rain-y to bust out the sundresses? Yeah, me neither. With humidity, precipitation, and grey skies hanging in the air, it’s hard to get excited about leaving the house, let alone putting on the clothes required to do so. That’s where fall shorts (in heavier fabrics and darker colors than your typical summer pair) come in — they’re the best of both worlds! They offer prime leg ventilation while still providing the comfort and wind protection factor (WPF) that skirts can’t, and they can be worn in today’s hyper-humid weather as well as tomorrow’s (maybe) cooler breeze: just add tights! Plus, you can dress ‘em up easily. Check out these ten pairs of fall-ready shorts that have already made their way onto my wishlist…
A pair of simple, well-tailored cuffed black shorts is one of the most versatile garments in the game. They can be dressed up, dressed down, worn with tanks and breezy blouses in the summer and tights and sweaters in the winter. Looking for some styling inspiration? Check out our outfit ideas to take your black shorts from work to date night to casual weekend…
Michelle Williams was spotted leaving her dermatologist’s office this morning, wearing a charmingly mixed and match ensemble, featuring a shirt with tiny hearts and printed shorts. We’re digging her not-so-matchy-matchy girly style. This looks like an outfit her daughter Matilda might have even picked out — and the heart shirt? Well, we’ve found the exact one she’s wearing. Steal her style after the jump! Keep reading »
How do you stay stylish in the sweltering heat? Chic shorts, of course! Whether you’re into classic denim, sophisticated tweed, fun prints, or sexy cutoffs, we’ve rounded up 10 fabulous shorts for curvy ladies. Pair with wedge sandals and a breezy blouse for a go-to summer outfit that’s comfy and cute. Click through to check ‘em out, and if you have a request for a specific shopping guide (Pencil skirts? Belts? Rompers?), please feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Honestly, high-waisted shorts are always probably going to be one of those things that girls love and dudes just don’t understand. But who cares? You look cute in them, and they’re a great way to hide some of that summertime pooch you might have put on (all those hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches can add up).
After the jump, 10 pairs of hot high-waisted pants!
I haven’t worn non-athletic shorts since my age was in the single digits due to my German heritage and stocky lower body. I am not overweight by any means; I just have thighs that love to accumulate muscle and that cupcake I ate yesterday! It would expand my summer wardrobe so much if I had some shorts to pair with all my cute tanks. At this point I’ve stopped even trying shorts on in stores because it can just be a dreadful experience, so having some pointers on the best stores to try could help me out a ton. –Short on Shorts
I totally feel you on this. The short-shorts and skinny jeans trends have not been particularly kind to those of us with larger thighs. Finding a style that actually fits is difficult; finding a pair that doesn’t resemble sausage casing is nearly impossible. The key word, though, is nearly. It takes a little extra work, but your short soulmates are out there, I promise. Here are a few tips to help you find them… Keep reading »