Make a statement with this modern take. The graphic print and flat waistband work together to visually flatten the stomach. Also available in petite sizes.To buy: $50, anntaylor.com.Featured June 2013
Unlike the beat-up cutoffs you see everywhere, these denim shorts convey polish in a black rinse and a roll-up hem you can adjust to your ideal length.To buy: $59, madewell.com.
Show off a slim waist in a lightweight linen-and-cotton pair with a feminine belt. Partner them with a tucked-in blouse to further accentuate an hourglass shape. Available in four colors.To buy: $30, bananarepublic.com.
These simple Bermudas are a universal flatterer, thanks to a clean waistband, roomy leg openings, and cotton-and-spandex fabric that’s forgiving—even in white. Available in five other colors, as well as plus and petite sizes.To buy: From $45, coldwatercreek.com.
A floral print, pretty pleats, and a flowy silhouette give rayon culottes all the makings of a classic summer skirt, without the fuss. Plus, they help camouflage large thighs.To buy: $50, anthropologie.com.
For dressier shorts, fluid polyester offers breezy practicality. The loose fit and subtle pleats help mask a tummy. Add heels and a pretty top for a sassy alternative to a dress. Also in petite sizes.To buy: $25, loft.com.
An ideal option for evening, metallic linen-blend shorts with straight-cut legs and crisp creases bring a little refinement to easy summer nights.To buy: $15, thelimited.com.Get Daily Finds via e-mail