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Shorts! Flattering Styles From Denim to Dressy

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Welcome back to Editor's Essentials, a Wednesday feature in which editors from around the Racked network discuss their all-time best buys.

Photo by Driely S. for Racked.

Forget shark scares at the beach, shorts are the most frightening part of summer, hands down. In an earnest effort to help you avoid sausage thighs and other unfortunate shorts side effects, our editors have rounded up the very best shorts styles, brands, and stores for work, weekends, and all the summery situations in between. Click through for high-waisted wonders, low-slung culottes, and the One Teaspoon jorts an editor swears have thigh-slimming powers.

This way for the shorts >>