Curvy Girls Love These Shorts, and This Is Why

Now that summer is approaching, it's very likely you're about to be reaching for a handful of wardrobe staples. We're talking about easy, breezy maxi dresses, lightweight linen blouses, and comfy, cute shorts. But of course, each warm-weather piece comes with its own set of shopping difficulties. For example, petite people may have a harder time finding a floor-grazing frock that doesn't drag, and the shorts search for curvy figures is likely a long one that requires a lot of trial and error before finding a pair with a good fit. 

To help shoppers find the best shorts for curvy figures, we decided to tap two in-the-know fashion influencers for the best tips and tricks they've learned over the years, asking them everything from what the shorts have to have to the brands they recommend for denim that doesn't gap at the waist. Read on for their advice, and shop their go-to labels.

Nadia Aboulhosn, Model

Favorite Brands: Good American and American Eagle/Aerie


(Image credit: @nadiaaboulhosn)

Pick Denim With Stretch

Aboulhosn notes that a pair of shorts has to have stretch "so it hugs [her] body right."

Find a Brand You Love, and Stick to It 

There are two brands Aboulhosn swears by: American Eagle or Aerie and Good American.

"When I actually went in for a casting call and met Khloé [Kardashian] and Emma [Grede] (co-founders of Good American), they asked me what I get frustrated with when wearing jeans or jean shorts, and I mentioned the back gap because my butt is bigger," Aboulhosn shared with Who What Wear. "They told me that's what they love most about their jeans and crafted them for that."

Nikki Frenney-Wiggins, Influencer

Favorite Brands: Eloquii and Levi's

Know Your Ideal Inseam Length

"I have found that knowing my inseam measurement helps me find shorts that fit just the way I want them to," Frenney-Wiggins shared with Who What Wear. "Because I have thick thighs, I generally look best in mid-length shorts. This style is universally flattering on most body types, especially curvier women."

High-Waisted Shorts Have Many Advantages

Frenney-Wiggins swears by shorts with a high-waisted silhouette. "Besides accentuating the waistline (always a positive), high-waisted shorts elongate the legs and usually feature a contoured waistband to eliminate annoying gaps at the waist," she shared.

A Little Stretch Is Always Best

Much like Aboulhosn, Frenney-Wiggins notes that the denim has to have a bit of stretch. "Whenever I shop for shorts, I always go with those that offer a little stretch," she said. "Shorts designed with stretch tend to fit around the waist, hips, and thighs with no problem."

This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, 4 Plus-Size Brands I Love (and the Best Clothes They Currently Have in Stock)

Eva Thomas