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FashionFiend Sat 23-May-20 19:13:10

Hi, what brand do you recommend for flattering summer shorts? Used to like j crew chino shorts but the most recent order I placed took a month to arrive so not bothering with them again.

FashionFiend Sun 24-May-20 09:01:35

Anyone? Where do you buy flattering summer shorts? 4 or 5" not knee length/Bermudas. Thanks!

albird Sun 24-May-20 12:52:04

Ive bought shorts from Fat Face the last couple of years and have ben really pleased with them. Also bought some from Boden this year and they were lovely too.

FashionFiend Sun 24-May-20 13:15:28

Thanks, what was the name of the boden ones?

albird Sun 24-May-20 17:47:09

I ordered the Berwick and the Bamburgh but the Chino styles are also lovely - and they do different leg lengths too.

mrslebon Sun 24-May-20 18:46:44

The Topshop balloon denim shorts get my vote this year but size up!

Futureplanning Sun 24-May-20 18:47:58

These are all over insta and hailed as the most flattering shorts ever!

Not many sizes left though shorts

Futureplanning Sun 24-May-20 18:48:22

Just cross posted grin

PhoneLock Sun 24-May-20 18:48:34

I think you need to give us more info on your figure and taste.

I find Topshop, River Island and Hollister flattering.

oohnicevase Sun 24-May-20 19:55:48

I like Tesco denim shorts or h and m chino .. I always size up! I'm
Not really built for shorts but I think I look ok for the park and around the house etc

cheapskatemum Mon 25-May-20 07:27:30

Be warned, most seem to be sold out. I started a new job in December and we’ve just been given the hot weather dress code. Shorts have to be knee length. I ended up ordering some from Lands End shock. I’ll let you know what they’re like!

TheHumansAreDefinitelyDead Mon 25-May-20 07:35:07

What shape are you?

I have slim waist and very wide hips, and Hush Marseille shorts or these: www.johnlewis.com/and-or-sunset-beach-denim-shorts-blue-amour/p4927193?size=14 are what I wear a lot. Both are mid rise and loose fitting (unless you size down). I hate tight or high rise grin

Not too short, not too long

Both a bit £££ but last well

Have a nice cheap pair from Matalan too.

But if you’re more straight up and down Boden is usually cut well for that shape (I can’t wear Biden due to hips)

XingMing Mon 25-May-20 15:19:46

I bought some shorts from Lands' End last week and got the chino shorts with a 7" inside leg (because I'm old and have thread veins so want them covered enough). They're very comfortable, and even my very fashion-conscious son complimented them. They are very bright, with tiny lemons printed all over. Last year's model, but a bargain at £20. The sizing is generous, I could have gone a size smaller (but there weren't any left) and I prefer shorts a bit loose.

I like the TopShop style above. I wish I'd seen them earlier.

cheapskatemum Thu 28-May-20 15:34:50

@XingMing I saw those, they looked lovely & I would have bought them, but they’re too short to wear for work 😕. I’m an hourglass shape: 11” difference between waist & hips & agree with pp that Boden don’t fit well. They’re either too big on the waist or too tight on the hips.

XingMing Thu 28-May-20 16:54:11

@Cheapskatemum, I bought the high rise waist-tie linen, also in the sale, in a longer knee-length which might work for you... but they're a bit more like a divided skirt. And I shall turn them up one hem length after they've been washed because they're a bit too long on me. DS doesn't like these very much but they are comfortable. Everyone has loved the lemon shorts <preens>.

XingMing Thu 28-May-20 16:56:38

I think there's a 9" leg in the chino shorts too @cheapskatemum.

cheapskatemum Thu 28-May-20 18:02:45

Yes, sold out in my size though 😕. I thought the linen ones would crease, which isn’t a look I cherish! Thanks for the suggestions though. I could set an alert for when the 9” ones are back in stock. Also, I could look out for more skirt/shorts as they’d be practical for work (support worker in a residential children’s home).

sussexmum Thu 28-May-20 18:48:27

I just had 2 pairs of Boden Richmond shorts arrive, 3 and 6 inch, and both make my thighs look thunderous. they're going back. weirdly I got some from Abercrombie and Fitch last year, cut offs, nearly daisy dukes!! made for young uns but if I pull them down a bit they look (mainly)decent.

Pikachubaby Thu 28-May-20 20:55:59

Finding shorts is a fine art

Too long = frumpy

Too tight makes you look fat

Too big makes you look fat

Often shorter is better shock

cheapskatemum Thu 28-May-20 21:59:50

@Pikachubaby, I agree, but try telling my boss that 😂.

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