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:

LANDS’ END Mid Rise Elastic Waist Pull On 12″ Chino Bermuda Shorts – Elastic waist and side pockets make these short an easy daily go-to.

TRAVELERS CLASSIC Bermuda Lake Shorts at Chico’s – Made from travel-friendly wrinkle-resistant fabric.

11″ Pull-On Denim Shorts from Chico’s – Super stretchy jean bermuda shorts with an elastic waistband for ultimate comfort. 

PLEATED LINEN SHORTS – CHAMBRAY – 100% linen bermuda shorts with elegant front pleats. 

STYLE & CO Comfort-Waist Cargo Shorts – Cargo shorts are trending, and these are just the right length.

Read on to discover more short option for women over 50.

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.

LANDS’ END Mid Rise Elastic Waist Pull On 12″ Chino Bermuda Shorts epitomize stylish comfort. With their cute, comfortable, stretchy, and stylish design, you can effortlessly wear these shorts from morning to night without experiencing any discomfort. Featuring a full elastic waist, faux fly and both hip and welt pockets.

TRAVELERS CLASSIC Bermuda Lake Shorts at Chico’s are made from travel-friendly, wrinkle-resistant fabric, these bermuda shorts have convenient pull-on styling and vented cuffs. With a regular inseam of 12 inches, they are made from a blend of 96% acetate and 4% elastane, ensuring both comfort and style on the go.

11″ Pull-On Denim Shorts from Chico’s have a low-profile waistband that sits just below the natural waist, eliminating excess bulk, and offers clean hems with side vents for easy wear. Perfect for the warm weather, pair them with lightweight tees. 

Made from a high-stretch cotton blend fabric, these shorts feature a classic slim fit, non-functional front pockets, functional back pockets, and convenient pull-on styling. 

These PLEATED LINEN SHORTS – CHAMBRAY will keep you cool in warmer weather. Classic linen shorts are a must-have for your summer wardrobe. 

Designed with inverted front pleats that add a flattering touch to your figure, these shorts are both stylish and comfortable. Featuring a waist that sits above and above knee length, they offer a versatile and chic look for various occasions.

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.

The trendy STYLE & CO Comfort-Waist Cargo Shorts, Created for Macy’s, are offered in a variety of colors. The shorts have practical utility pockets at the front and non-functional flap pockets at the back and sides. 

By opting for cotton items from this brand, you’re contributing to the investment in Better Cotton’s mission. 

TOMMY HILFIGER TH Flex Cuffed Denim Shorts epitomize modern casual style. They are a versatile staple that effortlessly pairs with any top.

Patterned & Printed Shorts

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

This Soft-Stripe Short from Lane Bryant features soft fabric and timeless stripes for a classic yet stylish vibe. They have four pockets and a covered elastic waistband with a drawstring, they offer both functionality and comfort. 

Brigitte Floral 7″ Shorts from Chico’s are the ideal balance between not too long and not too short. Made with a built-in So Slimming® 180 panel, they work to slim and smooth your tummy while sitting just below the natural waist for a sleek silhouette you’ll adore. Pair them with your favorite tees, tanks, and shirts for a stylish look.

AVENUE Plus Size Alisha Knit Print Shorts from Macy’s feature a high-rise elasticated waist and practical hip pockets. Constructed from stretch knit fabric, they ensure comfort all day long. 

These NY COLLECTION Petite Ring Belt Knit Shorts will keep you cool and cozy. Made from soft jersey knit fabric, these shorts feature a buckle and belt detail for added style.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

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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