Being petite means that it’s not only hard to find maxi dresses that don’t drag on the ground or pants that don’t bunch at the ankles, but it also means that it can be hard to find shorts that best fit the petite frame. You consistently see cute shorts styled on a variety of women and then you head to those online boutiques and purchase them, only for them to arrive and not have them fit the way you wanted them to. As a petite woman myself, I am constantly looking for the best shorts for petite women, but it can be difficult if you don’t know where to look or what styles to shop.
After some trial and error, it’s been a whole lot easier for me to find shorts that are flattering and fit my frame. And it came down to finding what styles shorts to wear as a petite woman and then looking at my favorite stores to shop them.
In this post, I’m going to share a list of some of the best shorts for petite women that you should be adding to your closet, and providing tips on how to style them.
Best Shorts FOR PETITE WOMEN
When it comes to wearing shorts as a petite woman, you want to find the style that fits you the best. But you also want to make sure that the style matches your personal style. When styling shorts, pick shorts that fit how you like to wear your top. If you’re not one that likes to tuck in your top or wear bodysuits, high-waisted may not be for you. And f you’re not one that likes to cinch at the waist, then wearing shorts like the paper bag shorts may not be for you. Below is al list of some great short styles that are ideal for petite women.
PAPER BAG SHORTSPaper bag shorts get their name from the fact that they resemble paper bags. They are flattering for petite women because they are typically paired with a belt to chinch the waist. Having the waist or torso cinched flatters the petite body, because the the cinch helps to create shape and creates an illusion of making the woman look taller.
MOM SHORTSMom shorts are a huge trend right now and they are very flattering for the petite woman. Grab yourself a pair of high-waisted mom shorts and look at it accentuates your butt, especially when you tuck in a top.
SAILOR SHORTSThough this isn’t the official term for them, sailor shorts are the type of shorts that have multiple buttons displayed. These shorts are great for petite women because it creates a style illusion the leads the view up the body towards the torso.
DISTRESSED SHORTSDistressed shorts are not only trendy, but they are great for petite women. Look for shorts with the distress on the hemline. That distress will have more leg showing which then makes you look taller than you really are.
STRIPED SHORTSStripes are known for creating style illusions, and stripes on anything is something that I typically tell petite women to have in their closet to look taller. Striped shorts on petite women make the legs look longer and the waist look tighter, which helps especially if the hemline of the shorts are longer than you would prefer.