The Absolute Best Plus-Size Shorts for Summer 2023

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Plus-Size Shorts for summer
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Sky’s out, thighs out! Spring is here, and I’m welcoming the warm weather by letting my thighs breathe. Now, I know what you’re thinking: You’re wondering how I, a fellow plus-size woman, recommend shorts when I know that the plus-size fashion “rules” say we should cover our legs. Honestly? We’re saying down with that mentality and are leaving being conscious about wearing shorts in the rearview mirror—and to celebrate, we found the best plus-size shorts of 2023.

As a curvy girl, shorts have been notoriously hard for me to shop for because of my—what some would call—thunder thighs. To be honest, for some time, I completely gave up on wearing shorts that weren’t defined as activewear, and the only jean shorts I wore were cutoffs of men’s jeans I had thrifted. But after finally finding a pair that I loved, I got to a turning point—and these shorts can help you do the same. 

Ready to let your legs free all summer long? These are the plus-size shorts that should be on your radar. 


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