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  • Above knee
  • Knee
  • Below knee
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Shorts that end mid thigh.

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Personal Overview

Length for Ellen

When it comes to wearing shorts it's all about your legs, weight and age. Keep your legs in tip top condition with regular moisturising, a good self-tanning product, waxing and regular exercise. Petite women you can get away with wearing flats or ballet shoes with shorts. Just about everyone else should take advantage of the leg lengthening power of a high heel. Wedges look very smart with tailored shorts, and if you wear shorts out on the town, stilettos are the perfect accessory. A good coordination rule to remember is if your shorts are loose and baggy wear a tighter top. If your shorts are shorter and tighter, loosen up on top. Just like skirts, there are shorts for work and for play - it all depends on the fabric and the cut. To dress shorts up for a night out: add a matching blazer and throw on a pair of heels.


General Overview


Any garment that has the potential to show off uncovered flesh should be carefully considered. Shorts are such a garment.


Shorts should be long enough, and wide enough, to cover the fullest part of your thigh. If your shorts are too short, you may discover the muscle on the inside of your thigh to be a dead give-away of your age and/or fitness level.

Wide or loose leg shorts will make the leg appear slimmer and shorter, narrow or tight shorts will enlarge the size of the area where they end e.g. the thigh.


The length of your shorts determines how long your leg appears to be. Shorts that are medium in width and length will be the best choice for a flattering all-round appearance.


Tailored and boxer styles show more leg and therefore lengthen and slim the leg, while knee-length Bermudas or city shorts visually shorten and add weight.


Ankle boots and socks diminish apparent leg length, while open sandals and thongs add leg length. Solid-coloured shorts in medium to dark shades slim the bottom and thighs, while bright colours and plaids have the potential to create 'thunder thighs'!

To select your best styles we have taken into consideration the follow factors:

  • Your horizontal body type.
  • Your vertical body type.
  • Your weight.
  • Your height.
  • Your age.
  • Any bottom, thigh or leg prominent features.