Every woman who wants to wear shorts at any point during the year should feel comfortable doing so. However, that is not always the case, and some fabulous ladies may feel less than confident in their gorgeous selves. Taking certain steps can help you feel more ready to strut your stuff in shorts this fall and throughout any season.
Wear the correct size
According to Sanctuary, buying shorts that are the correct size can play a major role in how confident you feel in any style of shorts for women. If you plan to buy multiple pairs for fall, it can be ideal to take a new set of measurements of your body using a fabric tape measurer. It takes the guesswork out of knowing what sizes you need to buy, especially while shopping online and when you cannot try the clothes on.
It can also be a good idea to determine what measurements you want the shorts to have. For example, if you prefer shorter or longer shorts, keep that in mind while shopping when you are reviewing the product details.
Read the tag and sizing chart
We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to read sizing charts and clothing tags. While shopping in person, you can try the clothes on, but you can also search the store’s website to look up their sizing chart to determine what size you need.
Reviewing the sizing chart is a must while online shopping, so you know what size to order. Once the women’s shorts are yours, read the tag to see how to wash the clothing. The last thing you want to do when you find the perfect size is to incorrectly wash the shorts and shrink them so they no longer fit.
Wear them while on your property
You likely have the confidence to rock a fantastic pair of shorts, you just do not know it yet. Rather than psych yourself up to wear the shorts out in public around other people when you are not yet entirely comfortable, start by wearing them when it is just you to see how you feel.
Sport them indoors if you do not currently want to wear them outdoors. Once you feel more comfortable, wear them while enjoying the sunshine and crisp fall air as you walk around your property or sit on your stairs.
Get them tailored
Having a professional tailor alter your shorts can provide an instant confidence boost. Every part of the shorts gets perfectly adjusted to your body. Take a picture of how you look wearing them before you get them tailored and after and check out the difference. The right tailor will know exactly what to do to work some clothing magic.
One of the easiest ways to help build your confidence in wearing women’s shorts is to start with a basic, simple pair. For instance, instead of opting for a bold print in neon hues, consider plain denim shorts or black chino shorts. They still provide ample style, and they are perfect for fall, but they are not as attention-grabbing as a pair in a bolder colour or pattern.
Get trusted opinions
Ask people you know what they think of the shorts you picked out. As tempting as it may be to ask the opinion of a loved one who is a major hype person in your life, make sure the person you ask is going to give you their honest opinion. You want someone who is going to tell you how incredible you look in a particular pair of shorts (and they mean it), but they also want the best for you, so they will be honest if another pair may be a better choice.
Consider their opinion, but what is most important is how you feel in the shorts. If you love them and they make you feel and look great, then that matters more than anything else.
Wear the styles you love
When you are shopping for women’s shorts, begin by trying on the styles you love the most. For instance, maybe you prefer high-waisted shorts to Bermuda shorts or skorts to short shorts.
You will also want to pick out colours that tend to look good on you and are in your favourite fall hues, but remember that the two might not be the same. Let’s say you love yellow but feel it is not your best colour; you like black, and wearing it has always made you look even more incredible. Aim to find shorts in black rather than yellow, at least for now, while you build up your confidence.
Choose a complementary top
The shirt you wear with the women’s shorts will significantly impact how confident you feel. If you prefer wearing a fitted T-shirt and a shacket rather than an oversized T-shirt, that is what you should buy for fall. It will not do you any good if you know you look great in the shorts, but now your confidence is wavering because you picked out a top that you feel does not suit you. Consider the two a team.
Autumn is fast approaching, but there is still time to build up your confidence so you can wear shorts before the weather gets too cold. Start shopping today in person and online to find shorts you love and complementary tops that help you create a fantastic fall look you adore and feel beautiful wearing.