Shorts are always one of the trickiest things to buy. You never know how they’re going to fit on your thighs, or your waist or your butt. It’s basically one big gamble.
But over the years, I’ve tried on hundreds of brands and I’ve learned a thing or two about finding shorts that you’re comfortable with, and don’t look like you’re trying too hard. For one, always buy a size up—you can get them taken in the waist but you don’t want them to be super short or super tight. And second, try out different lengths! From longer bermuda styles, high waisted to accentuate the butt, and to wide-leg, there’s more to shorts then just the usual denim.
Scroll ahead for 13 of our favorite leg-baring shorts under $1000.