Add This Universally Flattering Trend To Your Cart, Stat

Shorts are definitely not a crowd-favorite clothing item. It's partly due to how difficult it can be to find a pair that's flattering. When shopping for these warm-weather bottoms, the offerings tend to feel scattered: You've either got to go full-on denim diaper (as in booty-baring) or the total opposite: school uniform khakis.

But fortunately for all of our behinds, the high-waisted trend is going strong through the spring and summer months — and it's one everyone should try. No matter your body shape, high-waisted shorts highlight your midsection, accentuate your backside, and elongate your legs. Plus, they hit that perfect sweet spot between polished and sexy. Once you find a pair you love, you'll be throwing them on with a tee or a tank at every chance you get.

Click on for 16 of our current favorites and start stocking up now: We bet you're about to get a whole lot of wear out of these.

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