Hey there, hope you are having a fantastic week! I wanted to talk about something I used to hate…shorts. Yup! I used to just loathe wearing shorts. The reason? I feel like as soon as I hit puberty in eighth grade, my confidence in showing off my legs went down the drain. Puberty gave me hips, a rounder behind, and some thicker thighs. I have felt like these attributes stopped me from feeling good in any shorts for a long time.
Although it has taken a lot of time for me to boost my self esteem about everything below my waist, now I am so happy to throw on a jean short!
Two things happened to make this possible.
I found a lot of happiness within myself when I started working out more regularly. I am not saying you need to lose weight to wear the clothes you want…because I didn’t really lose weight! My body did change, but more importantly my mind became stronger. I lifted weights and was impressed with what my body could do. Because I was able to carry a 95 lb bar on my shoulders, I felt invincible! I was so proud of my body and wasn’t afraid to show it off.
I also stopped looking at what other girls wore and started to shop for shorts that would compliment me. No body is exactly the same and there’s nothing wrong with passing up a certain style.
Since I do have a more curvy bottom, paper bag or high waisted shorts work really well on my figure. When it comes to jean shorts, I tend to look for a design with more of a triangle shape. This means the bottom flares out and doesn’t cling to your thighs.
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a wedgie from shorts.
But enough about me, I have five of my favorite shorts from two brands to share with you! All of these are booty friendly, approved by me!
I really like these shorts because they don’t ride up at all! The material is soft and the waist can be worn higher or lower. Both are $32 each. Click here to get the look!
These are the ultimate jean shorts for me! They meet all the criteria: flare out bottom, high waist, and they don’t ride up. Plus the lace addition is adorable. These shorts are $28. To get the look, click here!
First off, you really can’t beat the prices here. In this tropical print, I was nervous with an extra small, but the waist comes up pretty high making them a win for me! To get the look, click here!
The stripe design of these shorts is hot for spring/summer and the paper bag waist makes them extra hot for me! To get the look, click here!