Hey girls! Temps are rising and so are hem lines! Shorts season for modest girls can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. We have some options, believe it or not, to show some leg without compromising our standards of modesty and causing our brothers in Christ to stumble. You ready? Here we go...

 There are so many kinds of shorts- for example: Denim, canvas, plaid, shortie, cuffed, and cut-offs! I'll be simple and break them into three categories: Midi, Bermuda, and athletic shorts

  • Midi. Mid length shorts are my favorite! In my opinion, very short shorts are not modest. Not to mention they aren't always the most flattering and can make you feel very self conscious! Shorts that are mid thigh length can be a great middle ground between bootie shorts :P and longer Bermuda styles. It might be challenging to find a lot of this style, but if you look hard enough you can find some really cute pairs. With these suggestions, please keep in mind that girls have different standards of modesty. On my body (pretty short legs!) I believe that most midi shorts are modest, but please, never compromise you or your parents' standards! With that said...

I haven't tried this pair on but they look pretty cute. Old Navy has a good selection of modest shorts on their website.
These are from Target and come in a variety of colors.
Tiny white shorts with a cute belt are always in. This style is a little more modest.

  • Bermuda! Long shorts that are in style are an amazing thing! Bermuda shorts are usually around knee length, some are a couple inches shorter and a some little longer. Bermudas can be denim, khaki, or a variety of materials. Plaid bermuda shorts are very common too.
Love these shorts from American Eagle. AE has a few great styles of longer shorts.
These khakis are from Old Navy.
These cute cargo-looking shorts are also from Old Navy

  • Athletic. Athletic shorts have many uses- Sports, exercise, or just a casual look on a hot summer day. Every girl needs at least a couple pairs of mesh or running shorts in her closet. Even athletic shorts can be immodest though. When picking out sporty britches make sure that they are long enough, and that they don't expose your underwear when you're sitting or exercising.
Who says basketball shorts can't be feminine? I love this Nike pair from Finish Line.
Found these awesome Nike's in several colors at The Academy.
MC Sports carries these Under Armour shorts. They don't look too short, but you would have to try them on to be sure.

I hope this gives you some ideas if you're looking for new shorts! It might be a difficult task, but it is possible to find modest shorts. Hang in there! <3 Erin


  1. Erin,
    I loved this post because I'm always having trouble finding shorts that aren't too long or too short. I featured this post in my Must-Read Monday blog haul. Hopefully some of my readers will click their way to your blog and read it. (:


  2. Thanks Jessica! And Thanks Melissa, I checked out your blog, very cool!

  3. Hi! I’m the editor of Not of this World, an online magazine for missionary teen girls. I really love your blog and Sarah wrote an article on modesty for my magazine two years ago. I’m planning the July/August issue right now and I was wondering if one of y’all would be interested in writing an article on summer fashion, summer makeup tips, etc.? I’ve had requests from my readers for that and y’all were my first thought since that is not my area of expertise. I sent you a message on facebook a while ago, but I don't know how often that is checked so I figured this was the next best way to get in touch...let me know!


  4. Awesome post. I always searching some unique shorts for my own use. I've visited many of websites but this short's collection is mind blowing and very unique. Thanks for the sharing..:)

  5. Thanks! And Courtney I'll let our editor Sarah know. She will probably be all for it!



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