The Best Women Knee Length Shorts for Every Occasion and Body Type

The Best Women Knee Length Shorts for Every Occasion and Body Type

Knee-length shorts are essential for staying cool and stylish in warm weather. They offer comfort without compromising on fashion. If you're unsure about how to style knee-length shorts, you're not alone. Explore our summer fashion tips for styling women's knee-length shorts, like cargo shorts, swim shorts, and cycling shorts.

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Cargo Shorts

Baleaf Cargo Shorts

Cargo shorts, like shorter cargo pants, have a timeless style. They have loose fits and extra pockets, making it easy to carry your stuff. Both men and women love them for their casual look. They give you freedom while still carrying what you need. You can find them in various lengths, colors, and materials to match any outfit. For hot summer days, cargo shorts are a practical and stylish choice.

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Some Style Inspo for Cargo Shorts

Cargo shorts are incredibly versatile, offering numerous styling possibilities based on your personal taste and the occasion. Whether you're lounging at home or stepping out with friends, cargo shorts can be the cornerstone of a stylish ensemble that grabs attention.

You can easily pair them with tank tops or t-shirts for an effortlessly cool look. For instance, you can elevate the ensemble by combining a chic beaded top with trendy cowboy boots and a blazer.

Likewise, the shoes you pick with your cargo shorts can really make or break your outfit. It's important to choose shoes that match the style of your shorts and complete your look.

Whether you're aiming for a casual or dressy vibe, there are plenty of shoe options to consider with cargo shorts.

For a relaxed, classic look, low-top sneakers are a great choice. They're both comfy and stylish. Sandals, especially thong sandals, can also dress up cargo shorts without being too flashy.

If you want something a bit more formal, loafers are perfect. They can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and pair well with cargo shorts.

For a dressier outfit, try oxfords. They add sophistication to cargo shorts and are ideal for making a good impression. If you're feeling playful, ankle boots can offer a fun twist on the cargo shorts look.

Baleaf's Crowd Favorite Cargo Shorts

Let's check out some of Baleaf's crowd-favorite cargo shorts. Find out for yourself why these are so well-loved. Get ready to hop on the bandwagon.

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Laureate Quick-Dry Cargo Shorts

Baleaf Laureate Quick-Dry Cargo Shorts

The Laureate Quick-Dry Cargo Shorts, women's cargo shorts knee-length, are crafted from 91% polyester and 9% Spandex, boasting UPF 50+ sun protection, water resistance, and four-way stretch for quick-drying comfort.

With a relaxed fit, back elastic waistband, button front, zip fly, and five pockets, these shorts prioritize both comfort and functionality, enhanced by flatlock seamlines to reduce chafing.

Flyleaf UPF50+ Cargo Shorts

Baleaf Flyleaf UPF50+ Cargo Shorts

The Flyleaf UPF50+ Cargo Shorts, available exclusively on the site, are made of 85% nylon and 15% Spandex, offering UPF50+ sun protection and water resistance.

Featuring a back-cinched waistband with belt loops for enhanced comfort and a high-rise style, these shorts also include five pockets and a gusseted crotch to prevent camel toe, all while ensuring no chafing with flatlock seams.

Flyleaf Hiking Cargo Shorts

Baleaf Flyleaf Hiking Cargo Shorts

The Flyleaf Hiking Cargo Shorts are constructed from 90% nylon and 10% Spandex, offering four-way stretch and quick-drying capabilities, along with a lightweight DWR finish for water repellency and UPF 50+ sun protection.

Featuring a high-rise design with a wide waistline for maximum coverage and a flat stomach appearance, these shorts also include two back pockets, one large cargo pocket, and flatlock seamlines for minimized chafing and increased comfort.

Swim Shorts

Swim shorts act as a standalone swimsuit bottom, resembling boardshorts rather than a standard bikini brief, yet serving the same function. Despite their boardshorts-like appearance, swim shorts incorporate a built-in brief, similar to traditional running shorts, streamlining the need for separate swimsuit bottoms as the coverage under the inseam is already included.

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Some Style Inspo for Swim Shorts

To kick off this selection of relaxed and stunning beach outfit ideas, try teaming a vibrant one-shoulder bikini top with floral-printed swim shorts, elegantly complemented by black flip-flops.

For an effortlessly natural beach look, go for plain black mini swim shorts with a sporty flair, resembling miniature running shorts, perfectly coordinated with a matching swim top, and round off the look with black flip flops for a refined touch.

With a plethora of color and style options available, choose the combination that suits your preferences and accentuates your figure best.

Baleaf's Crowd Favorite Swim Shorts

Offering that additional security of cover with UPF and quick-drying properties, it's not surprising why most shoppers love these amazing pairs of bottoms

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Flyleaf UPF50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts

Baleaf Flyleaf UPF50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts

The Flyleaf UPF50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts, crafted from 80% nylon and 20% Spandex, provide UPF 50+ sun protection and chlorine resistance while boasting four-way stretch, lightweight, non-see-through, and knee-length swim short properties.

Featuring a high-rise design with two side pockets for convenient storage, these swim shorts offer moderate coverage to prevent accidental exposure, enhanced by a built-in liner for added coverage and stability, along with an internal drawcord for customizable fit and secure wear.

Flyleaf 5" UPF 50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts

Baleaf Flyleaf 5" UPF 50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts

The Flyleaf 5" UPF 50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts are made from 76% nylon and 24% Spandex, offering UPF 50+ sun protection and chlorine resistance, while remaining breathable, quick-drying, and lightweight.

With a high-rise design and an elastic wide waistband accommodating all body shapes, these shorts include built-in briefs, V slits for ease of movement, and two slant pockets, along with flatlock seams to prevent chafing.

Laureate 5‘’ Quick-dry Swim Shorts

Baleaf Laureate 5'' Quick-dry Swim Shorts

The Laureate 5'' Quick-dry Swim Shorts are crafted from 90% polyester and 10% Spandex, providing UPF 50+ sun protection, quick-drying capabilities, and moisture-wicking properties for comfort.

Featuring a highly elastic wide waistband suitable for all body shapes, these shorts also include two side pockets for securely holding your phone and valuables, a mesh brief lining for breathability and opacity, and flattering slits for flexible movement.

Cycling Shorts

In recent years, cycling shorts have firmly established themselves as a must-have in our wardrobes. Evolving from gym attire to a trendy staple, they've captured the essence of cool-girl style.

While they experienced a viral surge, the lingering question is: are cycling shorts still fashionable? The resounding answer: Yes! They've cemented their status as a wardrobe essential due to their versatility. Here are some chic suggestions for styling cycling shorts.

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Some Style Inspo for Cycling Shorts

If you're concerned cycling shorts might look too plain, jazz them up with a stylish blazer and a matching cropped top for a cool and relaxed vibe. For those not into flashy neon sports sandals, a classic pair of white sneakers is always a safe bet.

If you've been all about leggings before, think of cycling shorts paired with an oversized tee as a fresher, trendier option, especially with a crisp white tee or a funky graphic print.

Want something work-appropriate? Go for a loose-fitting white button-up to balance the sporty bottom with a touch of professionalism. While finding non-sneaker shoes for cycling shorts might be tricky, cute kitten heels, whether in a classic pointed-toe or a modern thong style, can work wonders.

Keep it simple with a bandeau top or tube top for a chic summer cycling shorts ensemble, adding a cute knit or crochet bag for a farmer's market-ready look.

Baleaf's Crowd Favorite Cycling Shorts

Whether on the bike, on the mat, in the gym, or just simply lounging at home, these amazing cycling shorts keep up with your every adventure.

Freeleaf 8" Seamless High-Rise Shorts

Baleaf Freeleaf 8" Seamless High-Rise Shorts

The Freeleaf 8" Seamless High-Rise Shorts offer exceptional stretch with a 260% stretch rate to accommodate various body shapes and movements, and a 300% silicone stretch rate at the waistband for a customized fit. These shorts boast a remarkable 92% recovery rate, ensuring they maintain their shape and integrity even after multiple wears, making them a comfortable and durable choice.

Airide 4D Padded Cycling Shorts

Baleaf Airide 4D Padded Cycling Shorts

The Airide 4D Padded Cycling Shorts, made from 80% nylon and 20% Spandex, offer UPF 50+ sun protection and boast breathable, moisture-wicking properties for enhanced comfort during rides.

Featuring an elastic waistband and 4D padding for increased comfort and rear-end protection, these shorts also include two side pockets for storing essentials and silicone leg grippers to prevent roll-up, with added reflective elements for enhanced visibility.

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Flyleaf Side Pocketed Padded Shorts

Baleaf Flyleaf Side Pocketed Padded Shorts

The Flyleaf Side Pocketed Padded Shorts, crafted from 80% nylon and 20% Spandex, offer breathability, quick-drying capabilities, and moisture-wicking properties with a slight compression fit.

These shorts feature ergonomically designed chamois padding for skin-friendly support and protection, along with silicone leg grippers to prevent riding up, a high-rise design with a wide waistband, two side pockets, and flatlock seams to prevent chafing, accentuated by color-contrast trims throughout.

Stay Cool as a Cucumber With Knee-Length Shorts

Wherever your summer adventures lead, we trust these style suggestions will simplify dressing in your preferred knee-length shorts, ensuring you feel cool, comfortable, and self-assured throughout all your enjoyable warm-weather escapades!

Stay effortlessly cool in our Women's Shorts & Underwear collection, perfect for gym sessions, outdoor trails, or relaxing at home, embodying the essence of summer vibes.

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