Shorts for Every Shape
What to look for: A generous fit through the middle to keep you comfortable and a wide waistband to help hold you in. Contrary to popular belief, “subtle pleats help, too, since they focus the eye lower, away from the stomach,” says New York City–based stylist Amanda Sanders.
What to avoid: Belts and patch pockets, which only magnify this trouble area.
What to pair them with: A flowy Empire-waist top. “It highlights the smallest part of the body—right below the bust—while concealing the midsection,” says Summer Robbins, a wardrobe consultant in New York City.
A wide waistband keeps your stomach looking flat.
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