6 plus-size shorts for summer (because anti-chafe sticks exist now, peeps)

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You don’t have to hide your thighs anymore. It’s much too hot for that. Let your real pants hibernate in the depths of your closet, and flex those calves in these casual plus-size shorts for all occasions. 

There’s always that outdoorsy friend who calls you up at the last minute to hang. This is where casual plus-size shorts come in handy. While you may have your go-to jeans throughout the rest of the year, these plus-size shorts are so versatile, you could wear them more than once in the same week, and no one would ever know. 

Take a look at these six options to make one of these (or all) the pair you pull at a moment’s notice. 

1. Champion Womens Plus Bike Short, $28 (Orig. $35) 

Credit: JC Penney
Credit: JC Penney

Having a set pair of bike shorts is a must for any quick trips to the grocery store or last-minute lunch. Champion is back among the trendy nostalgic brands. Pair this Plus Bike Short with a crop top, and you’re good to go. 

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2. High Rise A-line Shortie Short – Vintage Stretch, $37.12 (Orig. $49.50)

Credit: Torrid
Credit: Torrid

These aren’t called the High Rise A-line Shortie Short for no reason. This pair of shorts is Torrid’s shortest inseam. However, you get all the stretch you’re looking for to fit in these hip-huggers seamlessly.

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High-Waisted Plus-Size Slub-Knit Terry Lounge Shorts, $25 (Orig. $27)

Credit: Old Navy
Credit: Old Navy

One of the comfiest fabrics to lie around the house in, these Plus-Size Slub-Knit Terry Lounge Shorts are great for doing just that. Available in several spring-ready colors in sizes 1X -4X, you can’t go wrong with this kind of comfort. 

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Ava & Viv Plus Size Destructed Midi Jean Shorts, $17.99

Credit: Target
Credit: Target

What’s a closet without any medium-wash, denim plus-size shorts. Target brand Ava & Viv comes through for plus-size shoppers with this comfortable pair of fringed jean shorts. Not too short and not too small, these are some modest shorts to pull out on a hot day.

Eloquii High Waisted Shorts, $41.97 (Orig. $69.95) 

Credit: CoEdition
Credit: CoEdition

CoEdition holds a plethora of plus-size-friendly brands, and Eloquii is one of them. For your Sunday brunch, tie in these black and white floral print shorts with a simple top. You’ll be out of the house and clinking glasses in minutes.  

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Nike Sportswear Plus Size Shorts $35.97 (Orig. $40)

Credit: Nike
Credit: Nike

Nike is made for those on the move. With terry cloth having a moment in the “Coconut Girl” aesthetic, there’s a place for this trendy piece in your summer collection, whether that be for the gym or the beach. 

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