Shorts are still casual! Regardless of the shorts style you rock, keep them to your backyard bbq’s, daily errands, and day-to-day style. Even if you rock a suited shorts combo, the lack of pant leg and exposed calves makes them inherently more casual.
SHORT AND SIMPLE: IF YOU’RE CONDUCTING BUSINESS OR ATTENDING FORMAL EVENTS, NO SHORTS. IF YOU’RE CASUALLY SPENDING THE DAY WITH FRIENDS, SHORTS IT UP!
*How To Wear Shorts That Fit?
How are shorts supposed to look when you wear them? It's easy to get confused by all the conflicting info on the web.
Athletic Builds – Shorts for men with big thighs
Athletic men should take care not to wear shorts that are too tight. Go for a tailored fit.
Athletic men have broad shoulders that taper down to the waist. Such gentlemen have the widest range of choices when it comes to wearing shorts.
Men with muscular bodies tend to assume that loose shorts will balance the torso. It won't, it will simply make you look disproportional.
Opt for a tailored fit that strikes a solid middle ground. You want shorts you can move comfortably in but won't flap like a skirt.
If bulk is a concern, then consider a lighter color – these balance the body out more effectively.
Slim Builds – Shorts for men with skinny legs
Slimmer guys should avoid wider shorts at all costs. Instead, purchase a slim-fitting pair.
Men with slim bodies are complemented best by slim-fitting shorts. Avoid baggy shorts as they will make your torso and legs seem disproportionate.
You also want to take precautions against flaring. Your shorts should go straight down without having excess material around the edges. Again, this will make for a ‘skirt effect' if ignored.
Dad Bods – Shorts for men with average builds
Men with dad bods are complemented by straight-legged shorts that don't emphasize the torso.
Men carrying a little more weight around the midsection need to avoid slim-fitting shorts. Slim shorts will only emphasize your stomach.
Wear shorts that are slightly wider. Opt for straight-legged shorts. They'll improve your silhouette and minimize the focus on the waist.
Pleated shorts should be avoided. Although rare, pleated shorts create lines leading right to your waist.
Never wear shorts that fall below the knees because longer shorts (like Bermuda shorts or boardshorts) will make your legs look smaller and your stomach bigger.
Avoid elastic waistbands in casual situations. It will pinch around the waist and make a muffin top. Using elastic waistbands with swimming trunks or exercising shorts, however, is fine.
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