So nice, I bought them twice. This phrase was repeating in my head as I visited Target for the second time in one week.
The reason for my return trip was these shorts — these magical, flattering shorts! If you need new summer athletic shorts that aren’t booty shorts and don’t cost a fortune, read on.
I usually work out in capri leggings, even on the hottest days of the year. I like the support and coverage. But man, I’ve been HOT. On a recent walk with my sister, we were complaining about how all of Nike’s shorts are way too small and short for us modest ladies. I’m not a marathon runner, I don’t need teeny tiny shorts. Gimme a little length! My other issue is because I have thighs (ahem), sometimes the leg openings are too snug for me.
I had almost given up on athletic shorts… until on a whim, I tried on a pair at Target. OMG they fit! And are super flattering!
Thank you, 3.5″ inseam and wide waistband. This pair has built in undies, which I was originally on the fence about, but am liking the extra coverage. They are also ever-so-slightly longer in the back — love this.
On my return trip, I picked up a slightly different version: these also have a 3.5″ inseam and same lightweight material, but they have spandex shorts underneath instead of undies. This week I tested them out with a treadmill workout and the little spandex shorts actually stayed in place!
There is even a third pair of shorts that look similar to these two, so I may be buying these online stat! Note, certain colors and sizes are starting to sell out, I think because some are on sale, so scoop them up fast.
Overall, I can’t believe I was able to score a new gym clothes on my monthly cat food run to Target. It’s time to give my tired black capris a break — can’t wait for my next workout!
A note on fit: I purchased a size Large in both shorts. Medium is my usual size and I think I could have gotten away with Mediums, but I sized up for a little extra length and room. I think it comes down to what fit you like — fitted or roomy. I’m wearing a size Small tech tee (in the pic above) — again, I’m usually a size Medium but sized down on the top so that it didn’t flop about in my fitness classes. Love this tee. Go Target!