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Step into your new favorite pair of women’s shorts

Zulily has great deals on women’s shorts year-round so you can stock up on these warm-weather and active essentials every season. 

How long are different styles of shorts?

When it comes to finding the right pair of shorts, everybody is different. Read the product information carefully to find what you’re looking for as you shop on Zulily. 

Do you prefer more modest, longer shorts? Search for Bermuda shorts. Bermuda shorts have straight legs that cut off right above the knee. The inseam will typically be longer than 5’’. They are particularly flattering on longer legs. 

Shorts that hit your mid-to-upper thigh typically have an inseam that’s 3’’ to 5’’ in length. This length of women’s shorts is ideal for traveling or casual family gatherings. 

Shorter shorts styles often have a higher waistline to highlight your waist and flatter your hips. High-waisted women’s mini shorts with frayed or raw edges will give you the classic Daisy Dukes summer look (pair them with some cowboy boots!). Some short shorts have a higher hem on the outer thigh. This hemline is meant to help make your legs look longer. 

A-Line cut shorts flare out slightly on the legs. This silhouette is great for people that more pronounced thighs or wider hips. 

Women’s gym shorts come in many options. You can find form-fitting women’s shorts styles like bike shorts. Running shorts often have built-in briefs and sit just above the hips, but below the waist. These, and dolphin-hem shorts, are shorter and can have split hems on the outer thigh. This provides you with a fuller range of motion.

What fabrics to look for when buying shorts

  • Lightweight moisture-wicking polyester, spandex and polyamide fabric blend are ideal for gym shorts.
  • Cotton women’s shorts are popular in lounge, casual and pajama styles. 
  • Linen shorts and linen-blend shorts are airy and breathable, making them ideal for hot weather and summer beach vacations. 
  • Classic jeans shorts. Pair them with your favorite summer tops and blouses. If you are looking for more flexible denim shorts, make sure to look at the spandex content. This will tell you how stretchy they are – the higher the spandex content, the more flexibility you have in the fit. Denim with 2% or 3% spandex indicates a high stretch content. 

Find affordable shorts and women’s shorts sets of all styles and fabrics at Zulily