I’ve never been a huge fan of shorts. Part of it is that I am tall and have trouble finding the right pair. Part of it is that I just feel more comfortable in something else. If you are like me and looking for an alternative to wearing shorts, read on for what to wear if you don’t like shorts.
Casual Above the Knee Dresses
If you aren’t sure what to wear if you don’t like shorts, my immediate and favorite go-to for summer is a casual above the knee dress. These loose, easy options flatter every body type and keep you comfortable in the heat of the summer. Plus, it’s an outfit all in one piece! My particular favorites are usually a jersey material that can be dressed up or down and easily washed.
Style Tip – Change up your shoes to easily go from a casual to dressier look.
Cotton or Casual Midi/Maxi Dresses
If you are tall like me or just prefer to have something a little modest, a cotton or casual midi or maxi dress is probably the best option. I personally LOVE this choice as it is much more mom friendly than a shorter dress.
Cropped Jeans or Pants
If you are looking for a non-dress alternative to shorts, cropped jeans or pants are your best option for summer. I prefer to buy a looser style to maximize coolness. Lenin or cotton can also be a great option.
Style Tip – Opt for a higher waist to define at your narrowest point and balance the volume of the leg. See my post here about what shoes to wear with cropped jeans.
Another great non-dress or shorts option for summer is a jumpsuit. These come in many styles and can be really flattering when done right. If you don’t like a skinny leg, opt for a wider leg option that almost gives the illusion of a dress. Here’s the link to my first one pictured.
Style Tip – Make sure your waist is defined!
What to Wear if You Don’t Like Shorts
A casual short dress, a easy to wear midi or maxi dress, cropped jeans or pants, and jumpsuits are my favorite suggestions for what to wear if you don’t like shorts. I also like short rompers and overalls, but they are basically another version of shorts, so I did not mention them here. You can also consider a longer, bermuda type short or adding a kimono over your shorts just for extra coverage.
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