The short answer

Whatever your shape, we've found the perfect flattering shorts

Choose your body type and we’ll show you the style that works best for you:

Big bottom

A dark colour slims your bottom while a contrasting waistband draws attention to your waist.Tommy Hilfiger, $58.

Short waist

A low-cut hip-hugging style creates the illusion of a longer torso. American Eagle, $50.

Long legs

Longer lengths shorten your legs. Pick a style hemmed just above your knees for the most flattering look. Teenflo, $177.

Tummy control

A smooth front and flat fastening help avoid extra bulk, while adjustable straps let you cinch in the waist. ToGo at The Bay, $29.

Short legs

Petite frames are most flattered by short cuts. The shorter the hem, the longer your legs will appear. Powerline, $45.

Plus size

A tailored style in a dark shade with a flat front and slit pockets makes fuller figures appear slimmer. Zellers, $15.

Flat bum

Vertical stripes or a busy pattern makes your bottom look fuller. Tommy Hilfiger, $65.

Boyish figure

A gathered drawstring accentuates curves and adds shape to your waist. Tommy Hilfiger, $58.

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