High-waisted shorts: essential all year round!

High-waisted shorts are THE garment that flatters all body types if they are well chosen, they draw the curves and sublimate the legs. Balzac Paris guides you to wear the high-waisted shorts that will give your legs the desire for freedom!

Look 1 / Chic in shorts


Good news: the high-waisted shorts fit almost any figure. Apart from H body types, which have a very small waist with the shoulders and hips in the same alignment and which can afford all types of shorts , here are our tips based on your body type:

  • O body shapes, which are distinguished by a generous chest and plump buttocks, will see their shapes enhanced by high-waisted shorts . Flared models or straight cuts are a good option. Shorts with vertical stripes can lengthen the silhouette and enhance the curves.
  • A-shaped body types , whose hips are wider than the shoulders, can bet on simplicity! Cute high-waisted shorts with a simple cut and a solid color will fit beautifully on shaped hips.
  • V-shaped bodies , which have the particularity of having wider shoulders than the rest of the body, must attract all eyes to their pretty legs! We bet on prints and we play with the details.
  • Figure 8 body types have a marked waist, aligned hips and shoulders. High-waisted, fitted shorts will transform the silhouette into the body of a goddess! Belts and laces are accessories with which you should not be afraid to play, they mark the waist and flatter the general look.

Look 2 / Indian style


The right rule for the perfect shorts is: neither too short nor too long. Shorts that are too short will tend to lose their elegance and the drape could be less pretty. Conversely, too long shorts could tend to pack the figure.

A few basic rules will prevent you from missteps: to stay elegant, exit the buttocks that protrude from the shorts , just like the shorts with their visible inside pockets. If you are aiming for an elegant look , remember that the fabric should cover a third of your thighs, no need to get out your calculators: let your arms down along your body, if the shorts come higher than your fingertips, it may be a little short.

Of course, it is not forbidden to defy the rules! If you fall in love with mini-shorts that flatter your figure, you can pair them in style and wear them with a nice pair of elegant sandals to balance it out. And if long high-waisted shorts catch your eye, you can wear them with little heels to elevate your silhouette.

Look 3 / Billie Jean


Who said shorts should only be out when the sun is shining? Not us ! Summer or winter, we dare to wear high-waisted shorts and we play with materials.

In winter, put on your favorite pair of tights and let yourself be charmed by pretty high-waisted leather shorts , a timeless item that will stay in your wardrobe for a long time! The most daring or the most cautious can try woolen shorts to avoid cold snaps. High-waisted tweed shorts are an elegant and classic option that is sometimes overlooked.

High-waisted denim shorts can be worn in any season, summer or winter, on bare legs or with tights, it's timeless to adopt! The high-waisted mom shorts , with their vintage look, are a must to slip into your wardrobe. Pleasant to wear, linen or cotton shorts are perfect for summer when temperatures rise! The loose denim shorts guarantee you the ultimate in comfort when summer has arrived, freedom of movement is yours! High-waisted flowing shorts are also a joy to wear in summer! And if you like pretty materials, embellish your evening outfit with high-waisted silk shorts to shine all night long!

Look 4 / My beautiful shorts


All weddings work with high waisted shorts . This wardrobe best-seller can be worn in town or on the beach, for a casual, street or more elegant style. What better outfit to go to the beach than to put on flowing high-waisted shorts over a pretty swimsuit ? To greet the sea, you can also put on high-waisted swim shorts , no need to take them off to enjoy a swim!

In summer, you can wear high-waisted Bermuda shorts with a wide, cropped t-shirt or a close-fitting top that's trimmed in the shorts. A white shirt combined with high-waisted shorts will give an elegant look, no faux pas possible! Playing with colors is not forbidden, if you wear high-waisted black or white shorts , you can combine them with a colorful sweater or top . Blouse , hat… Everything is allowed with shorts , we listen to our desires and we flatter our morphology!

For a particularly elegant look , pair high-waisted shorts with a blazer or trench coat . Accessorize your outfit with a buckle belt , play with eco-responsible shoes : flat sandals , sneakers ,ankle boots … All styles are allowed.

Before going out, we grab her ethical handbag that completes her outfit, we take a last look at the mirror to check that we like her figure and we are ready to attract all eyes!

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