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Best Summer Shorts For Plus Size Women


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Sunnier days are here meaning we’re looking for any way we can stay cool and on-trend at the same time. The answer? Shorts!

Looking to revamp your shorts wardrobe or browsing for a new style to try out this year? We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the best plus size summer shorts so you can see the summer out in style.

Plus Size Summer Shorts

Whether you’re looking for something short or long in a knee length, we’ve got a range of plus size shorts you can pick from in UK sizes 14-40. Keep scrolling to see the styles we’re adding to our basket…

Summer Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are the ultimate staple to stock up on during summer, they go with everything and can be dressed up or down with ease depending on your plans.

Discover our favourite denim shorts below.

Denim Cycling Shorts

If longer lengths make you feel more confident or you want to tap into the latest cycling shorts trend that we love, these denim cycling shorts give you the best of both worlds. Made from a stretch denim fabric, they sit comfortably at your knee, the frayed hem and washed effect give this pair a more casual appeal.

Denim Mom Shorts

Our denim mom shorts follow a similar style to the jeans with a more relaxed fit to the thighs, making them super comfortable to wear all day. This mint green pair are perfect for adding summer colour into your everyday line-up. Giving a retro 90s appeal to your everyday look, they also feature distressed ripped detail for an edgy finish. We’ve styled them with a fresh white tee and trainers for a casual vibe.

Ripped Denim Shorts

When it comes to ripped denim shorts, you don’t have to go all-out. These raw denim shorts add a subtle distressed detail, so if you’re looking for minimal detail these are a great pair to start off your collection. These denim shorts are a shorter option that sit on your mid-thigh showing off your fabulous legs, perfect for apple shapes!

Looking for something a little extra? Offering longer length in a cycling short style, these shorts feature extreme distressed detail throughout taking edgy to the next level. To glam them up, pair with a plus size lace bodysuit and heels for an effortless evening outfit you can rely on.

High Waisted Summer Shorts

Paperbag Shorts

£15.99 (20% OFF) £19.99

£15.99 (20% OFF) £19.99

Paperbag shorts are defined by the waistline offering a high waist with elasticated frill hem and usually a belted fastening. They’re a great option if you’re looking for a smarter option for weekend plans you can easily dress up with heels or platform sandals. Add a denim jacket when the British weather makes it’s appearance and you’re all set!

Plus – these two pairs of plus size shorts are in our summer sale, could they get any better?

Flowy Summer Shorts

We know comfort is key during summer. We’ve made it easy to be comfy and the best dressed all in one, which is always the goal right gals? Jersey shorts are your go-to when you want comfort but to still nail your summer outfits. Designed with a flattering high waist and two side pockets, take your pick on which design is your fave, floral, brights or basic neutrals?

Creating endless summer outfits is easy, just throw on a plain vest top or cami and you’re good to head to all your summer plans.

Knee Length Linen Shorts

£20.69 (10% OFF) £22.99

The fabric of summer? Linen of course. Effortlessly lightweight and floaty, it’s everything we’re looking for to keep us cool and comfortable. Designed in a comfortable knee length, they feature a flattering high waist with elasticated drawstring ties.

We’re obsessed with styling this pair with a simple vest top and open striped shirt for the ultimate minimal effort, maximum impact summer look. Working different tones in the same outfit is a great way to break up your outfit whilst sticking to the same colour scheme.

£20.69 (10% OFF) £22.99

Want to add a pop of colour? This coral pink pair are the ones to reach for! Perfect to pack in your suitcase if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off abroad!

Summer Cycling Shorts

Cycling shorts are the ultimate versatile bottom half with so many ways to wear them. You can create endless athleisure looks with oversized tees and sweatshirts or add extra comfort and prevent chafing underneath dresses or tunics (particularly useful on very windy days!).

These pink cycling shorts offer a sporty appeal with two stripes down the side, easy for everyday wear in a comfortable length just above the knee.

Shop plus size shorts for even more must-have styles in UK sizes 14-40.

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