The Ultimate Guide to Denim Shorts by Body Type

Sarah Wasilak

While you might have a drawer full of denim cutoffs, there's one pair that's better than all the rest. They lift your booty and emphasize your curves, and whenever you wear them, the compliments roll in. Why? These cutoffs were made for your body type, even if you slashed and distressed them yourself.

But if you're not sure what style of shorts should be your go-to, we've got the answer. Whether you're tall and lean, petite with toned legs, or curvy, there's a silhouette that will flatter your butt, make for the best foundation to your outfit, and ultimately give you a major confidence boost. And when it comes to finding the right denim shorts, that's what's most important. Read on for the basics, or jump ahead to your body type.

Long and Lean Athletic Build Petite Curvy Long Torso Hourglass Shape Toned Tummy Apple Shape Long Legs Pear Shape Long Legs With Short Torso Slim With Fewer Curves

- Additional reporting by Allison Ingrum

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