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Summer Shorts That Won’t Leave You Feeling Overexposed

I feel like I’m writing this post at the perfect time. Pemberton Music Fest isn’t too far away and I am in need of a few outfits! After attending music festivals every year, I’ve learned comfort is key. You don’t want to be wearing something that you will keep fussing with, which I end up doing when I’m wearing tiny, Daisy Dukes. You end up moving around so much, running from stage to stage, dancing around, sitting and standing. Shorts are hands down the best option for all of that. I’m looking to avoid having too much thigh-action and no butt cheeks showing. Here are my tips to spot shorts that won’t leave you feeling overexposed:

  • Look at the inseam, which is the length from the crotch to the hem of the short. This is the best way to tell if shorts will be “shorty short” or will provide more coverage. The longer the inseam, the more coverage they will have.
  • Pay attention to the waist and how high of a rise they are. This depends on where you like your shorts to sit on your waist or hips.
  • The last thing you want to look at is the fit. Are they slim or loose? Go with something with a little bit of room as opposed to skin-tight.

Here are some shorts that provide more coverage for every occasion from the office to a raging music fest.

Joe Fresh

Print Soft Short, $24 CAD, Joe Fresh – My girlfriend was wearing these the other day when she come over and they looked so adorable on! They proved to be very versatile and comfortable, considering they had been in her backpack during a two-week trip to China.


Billabong ‘Beyond Sunrise’ Floral Print Shorts, $28.54 CAD, Nordstrom – The combination of the print and scallop hem on these shorts just scream summer!

Nasty Gal

Alexa Distressed Cutoffs, $89 CAD, NastyGal – These are great if you’re still looking to wear cut-offs without flashing any butt cheek due to the longer inseam. Pair these with a vintage rocker tee, choker and big shades of the perfect, laid-back, trendy look for summer.


Bermuda Shorts with Front Embroidery, $29.99 CAD, Zara – Dare I say, these are even work appropriate?


Embroidered Shorts, $29.99 CAD, H&M – I just tried these on last time I popped into H&M on my lunch break. They were a great length and I loved where the wide elastic waist hit me. Very flattering. Also, it has pockets, the best!

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