For people who sweat a little more than the average person, the thought of being on the brink of summer is enough to make your palms moist. One way people who sweat a lot can ease themselves into the warmer weather, is by investing in some awesome shorts, because the height of summer for someone who sweats a lot can be compared to falling into the depths of Hades.
As someone who struggled with a bad case of the sweats growing up – and had to throw out many white shirts with yellow armpit stains – I have been there and I feel the pain of perpetually sweaty people. Perhaps my hormones calmed down, or I found an anti-perspirant that worked for me; whatever the reason, I still remember the days when I would feel so self-conscious about my sweaty bod, that I would stand (or sit) with my arms and legs crossed in an effort to hide my sweat patches, along with any smells that decided to tag along for the ride. When you sweat down there, depending on what you're wearing on your bottom half, it's easy to develop an oddly-placed sweat patch, not to mention sore chafed thighs. So here are some easy, breezy shorts for all my fellow sweaty Betties out there!
1. The Flower Power Shorts
Women's Adidas By Stella McCartney Running Blossom Shorts, $100, Adidas
These contemporary shorts are a collaboration by Stella McCartney and Adidas. Not only are they beautiful, they're functional to boot, as they feature Climalite® fabric that "sweeps sweat away from your skin." Runners and fashion lovers alike will love these shorts.
3. The Peachy Keen Pair
Distance Short, $45, asics
Whether you're at the beach, at the mall, or exploring a new city, these shorts, with a mélange brief that bears anti-odor properties, will help you feel peachy.
4. The Tropical Tennis Shorts
Half Court Tennis Shorts, $65, sweatybetty
These shorts, made from a sweat-wicking fabric, will look sublime on or off the courts.
Some days you feel like covering up a little more, so when the time comes, slip into these knee length shorts and pop an oversized tee over the top.
6. The Oxford Shorts
Nike Oxford Women's Golf Shorts, $75, Nike
These shorts are technically for lady golfers, but their Dri-FIT fabric, style, and quirky color range makes them the perfect smart casual shorts for people who suffer with perspiration.
7. The Bright Pair
Trutemp Woven Active Short With Mesh, $55 – $60, Lane Bryant
The TruTemp fabric in these shorts absorbs body heat, stores it, and releases it later when you're cooling off, making them colorful and clever.
Although you may not look like a fancy pants in these shorts, they are subtly all singing and all dancing. Among other features, there are special elements within the fabric that can help to lower your skin temperature, which is sure to come in handy during the sweltering summer.
9. The Pink Pair
C9 Champion® Women's Plus-Size Sport Shorts Pink Extreme, $12,Target
Wear these shorts comprised of wicking fabric to look like a vision in your next sports session.
10. The Flutter Shorts
Women's Journey Flutter Shorts, $35, CALIA
Wicking technology plus an elegant design equals a match made in heaven.
11. The Clever Denim Shorts
Patagonia Women's Denim Shorts, $75, Patagonia
Thought denim shorts were out the window? Think again. According to the Patagonia website, these cleverly designed shorts are, "...made of organic cotton/polyester denim COOLMAX® that stretches and wicks perspiration." So you don't have to worry about getting your sweat on in these.
You see, there's no reason to get all hot and bothered on your search for the perfect pair of summery shorts!
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