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10 Best Shorts for Women Over 50

The summer months are here, and many have put away the long pants for shorts and lighter clothing. Are you in need of some new shorts? Don’t know where to turn?

Let’s face it, the denim cutoffs with tears and patches are probably not your thing. We’ve put together a list of the best shorts for older women.

You probably don’t have the same legs you had when you were in your 20s. That’s ok. There’s no need to hide your legs because they have walked thousands of miles and brought you to where you are today.

Flabby knee skin, cellulite, thick thighs, skinny calves… Who cares? Be proud of your legs no matter what they look like.

Here are our top picks for shorts for women over 50:

  1. Gemma Cotton Drawstring Bermuda Shorts – 100% cotton comfortable shorts.
  2. ZENERGY UPF Cargo Shorts – Shorts with sun protection included.
  3. SO SLIMMING 360 13″ Brigitte Shorts – Longer bermuda shorts.
  4. Relaxed Chino Seersucker Shorts – Classic-looking shorts.
  5. Solid Switchback Cuffed Cotton Shorts – 100% cotton shorts.
  6. Tie-Waist Shorts at Talbots – Denim effect shorts.
  7. Soft Linen Short – Plus size plaid shorts.
  8. Tie-Waist Shorts in Sunshine Print – Trendy striped shorts.
  9. Printed Full-Leg Shorts – Cute ditsy floral printed shorts.
  10. Charter Club Polka-Dot Pull-On Shorts – Classic polka dot printed shorts.

Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda shorts hit right above the knee. They can be made of natural or synthetic fabrics, be solid or printed. Many women over 60 turn to bermuda shorts for versatility and comfort.

Gemma Cotton Drawstring Bermuda Shorts

These Gemma Cotton Drawstring Bermuda Shorts from Macy’s are 100% cotton and are an easy fit with the drawstring waistband. They also come in several colors like black, white, and navy.

ZENERGY UPF Cargo Shorts

Another easy drawstring waistband bermuda short is this one from Chico’s. ZENERGY UPF Cargo Shorts have cargo pockets and are offered in seafoam and black. The fabric is stretchy and contains 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor properties to block both UVA and UVB rays.

SO SLIMMING 360 13" Brigitte Shorts

These SO SLIMMING 360 13″ Brigitte Shorts from Chico’s have a longer inseam and are offered up to size 22. Many colors are available.

Relaxed Chino Seersucker Shorts

Relaxed Chino Seersucker Shorts from Talbots. A classic look that is easy to pair with white tops.

Shorter Shorts

If you’ve got them, flaunt them. Proud of your legs and like to show them off? Here are our picks for shorts that you will feel good in.

Solid Switchback Cotton Shorts

Solid Switchback Cotton Shorts from Macy’s are 100% cotton with rolled cuffs with buttoned tabs.

Tie Waist Shorts at Talbots

These Tie Waist Shorts at Talbots are a linen/cotton blend in an indigo denim effect. They are offered up to size 18.

Patterned & Printed Shorts

Printed colorful shorts are fun to match with solid colored tops in the summer. Florals, plaids, polka dots, and more.

Soft Linen Shorts

Plaid plus-size Soft Linen Shorts at Lane Bryant are a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

Tie Waist shorts in Sunshine Print

These trending striped Tie Waist shorts in Sunshine Print at Talbots are great for the hot summer days.

Full-Leg Printed Shorts

Small floral Full-Leg Printed Shorts from J.Jill are flowy and drapey and almost look like you are wearing a skirt. Match the shorts with a white or navy top.

Charter Club Polka-Dot Pull-On Shorts

Charter Club Polka-Dot Pull-On Shorts, created for Macy’s. Polka dots are always a classic. These pull-on stretchy shorts are an easy fit. Match them with a white, navy, or red top.

What types of shorts are your favorites? Which one on our list is your top pick? Where do you shop for shorts? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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