Women's Shorts

Best Women’s Shorts for Spring Break 2020

Buying the right shorts can be a great way to kick off spring break. There are different styles and lengths for you to choose from. If you’re in the market for some new women’s shorts this year, or if you have a big trip coming up for spring break, keep these tips in mind as you head out on your quest to find the perfect pair of shorts for your perfect body.

Embrace the High Waist

High-waisted shorts are in style this year, and they look great with a T-shirt or tank top tucked into them. You can find high-waisted shorts in varying lengths, whether long or short or somewhere in between. With Bermuda shorts being back in style, you’re likely to see high-waisted Bermuda shorts as well as high-waisted shorts in shorter lengths. You can’t go wrong!

Comfy and Loose Khakis for the Win

If you want to go shopping for shorts, treat yourself to a new pair of shorts that you feel and look good in. Some loose-fitting women’s khaki shorts are great for this purpose. They never go out of style, and they match a wide variety of tops. Some can even be dressed up for more formal summer events, like company picnics or golf outings.

When in Doubt: Think Mid-Length

There are so many lengths of shorts in style for 2020 that it may be difficult to decide on the right length for you. It’s best to experiment with different lengths by trying them on before buying them. You may be surprised how a pair of shorts may look one way hanging on the rack and completely different when you put them on, so give them a chance. When in doubt, shorts that hit the leg in the middle part of the thigh are a safe bet for women who are torn between buying a pair of shorts that may be too long or too short. Mid-length shorts come in a variety of styles — like “paper bag” shorts for example — and can be made with many types of materials.

Shorts That Travel Well

Cotton shorts are also a wonderful and comfortable option for spring break for a variety of reasons, but mostly because they provide:

  • Insulation – Cotton has a way of keeping the fabric away from the skin as well as trapping air between the fibers themselves. The result is an effect that acts as a type of insulation that keeps you cool and comfortable in warm weather, and warm in cool weather. Considering you could get both types of weather on spring break, cotton is a safe bet if you choose your shorts based on material. For optimal comfort, look for shorts made of high-quality cotton such as Supima cotton.
  • Moisture control – Cotton has a high absorbency factor, meaning it takes on moisture very well before it even feels damp against your skin. If you’re headed somewhere where the occasional rain shower is common, you’ll be drier in cotton shorts than shorts made of most other materials.
  • Safe for sensitive skin – Cotton is hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. After all, that’s why we use cotton swabs and bandages for first aid.
  • Durability – Cotton is strong on its own, meaning it’s able to handle even the most brutal baggage handlers when packed in your spring break suitcase. But it’s even stronger when it’s wet, so you don’t have to worry about the need to handwash it or wash it using the delicate cycle on your washing machine.

Swim Shorts

If there’s a spring break trip in your future, chances are you’re headed somewhere warm with the chance of swimming involved. Why not add a pair of swim shorts to your wardrobe? Some are versatile enough to wear both in and outside of the pool, which is great when you’re planning on heading to the beach but don’t want to slip in and out of a wet suit to cover up.

Keep in mind that many pairs of shorts can look good on you. The weight and texture of the fabric also make a difference. If you’re going somewhere really hot for spring break, you’ll want lighter fabric, but if you’re heading to a destination where the temperature drops at night, shorts made of a thicker fabric would be a great choice. Just keep your specific plans in mind when choosing shorts, and be sure to walk around in them a bit before finalizing your purchase. If shopping for shorts online, make sure there is a friendly return policy as well so you can exchange them for a better-fitting pair if need be.

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