11.30.2023 • Fashion

7 Ways to Style Plus Size Shorts

Shorts aren’t just for summer. Here are 7 types of plus size shorts to wear all year long.

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Most people associate shorts with summer, but with tights and boots they can be worn in any season and make a great wardrobe staple. Finding the right pair of plus size shorts will bring you joy for many years to come, especially when they hug your curves in all the right places. They can be styled casually during the day and become a showstopper when you go out at night, especially if you opt for a sparkly material (more on that later). We’re counting down 8 ways to wear plus size shorts you may not have thought about yet. 

How to Wear Plus Size Shorts 


1. Plus Size Biker Shorts

Who doesn’t love a classic black biker short outfit? This look has been in style for the past few seasons with no signs of slowing down. Our buttery-soft Original shorts embody the biker shorts look with the added benefit that they help prevent chafing and have a super comfortable waistband that doesn’t roll up or down. We carry up to size 6XL, making them the perfect plus size biker shorts to wear with any outfit.

2. Plus Size Jean Shorts

Jean shorts are a summer staple but can also be styled for colder weather. Opt for plus size jean shorts with a flared cut to wear them with tights in colder seasons. Style your look with a bright top, or change it up with darker colors for fall and winter.

3. Plus Size Leather Shorts

If there’s a type of shorts that withstand the test of time, it’s plus size leather shorts. Year after year, these are always in style because they go so well with hosiery, and can be dressed up or down during the holidays. Style yours with a blazer for an elegant cold-weather look, or with a cropped sweater or cardigan for a more casual vibe.

4. Plus Size Maternity Shorts

Plus Size Maternity Shorts

When you’re pregnant, you want to wear something that’s comfortable and gently hugs your growing baby bump. A pair of plus size maternity shorts will become your go-to wardrobe staple, whether you wear them to lounge in at home, under a dress for extra comfort and support, or with a loose T-shirt or sweater. All of our shorts are super stretchy, making them easy to wear through any stage of your pregnancy, and range in size up to 6XL. They won’t roll down and the soft waistband won’t pinch your skin, which is key while busy growing a little human. We recommend the Staple shorts in our lighter hues for lounging at home, and in our darker colorways for going out and about. Go with your regular size for the first trimester and size up for the second and third, then use both once your bundle of joy arrives. 

5. Plus Size High Waisted Shorts 


Plus size high-waisted shorts are super comfortable and just as easy to wear as a skirt or dress. Choose a bright hue and  matching top to elevate the look, or pair your bright high-waisted shorts with a more neutral top, like a black turtleneck, a winter classic. Whether you opt for a neutral or bright pair of high-waisted shorts, they’re guaranteed to get a lot of wear time in your closet.

6. Plus Size White Shorts

White shorts are a summer staple, and something you’ll love wearing on a hot day. For plus size white shorts, we love a breezy material that still looks elevated. Pair them with a white or off-white top for the ultimate hot temperature outfit that’ll keep you cool in the sun.

7. Plus Size Sequin Shorts

The holidays are almost here and if you haven’t selected a Christmas or New Year’s Eve look, may we suggest some plus size sequin shorts to dazzle your friends and family? Go as subtle or bold as you like with the sequins — if you love a full sparkle look, opt for silver or gold, but you can also keep things more muted with a sequin trim instead. These look great with a bodysuit and a blazer for a festive yet put-together look.


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