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Click through for the five major denim shorts styles you should know; plus, how to find your perfect match!
Cutoffs

They're the perfect summertime shorts that we all swear we can DIY—but they never turn out quite right. This year, save yourself some time and frustration and opt for one of these pairs of super-comfy, beach-ready raw-hem shorts instead.

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Printed

A printed or patterned short is a perfect way to mix up your warm-weather staples. Whether floral or dip-dyed, they're always summertime classics. If you've got an athletic build, why not opt for a pair of these flashy shorts to show off all your hard work?

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Cuffed

A cuffed denim style works for almost every body type. If you're petite, choose a high-rise pair. Taller girls should go for a longer inseam. And if you're curvy, consider a darker wash.

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Loose Fit

These looser-fit options are great for everyone, but they're especially flattering if you have a rectangular shape. The softer fabric and slouch create a more flattering silhouette—plus, you can't beat the comfort factor.

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Long

If you, like me, are still a bit scared of the denim short, try a longer pair that's just as comfortable as your trusty boyfriend jeans, but a bit more summer-appropriate.

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