How To Tell If Workout Shorts Fit Well

When you are choosing a pair of workout shorts for your collection, you want to be sure you are getting the best fit possible. But how can you tell if your workout shorts fit well? Let's take a look at some guidelines for finding a pair of workout shorts that will fit you like a glove.

Second Skin

At Bombshell Sportswear, we carry two types of shorts; Shape Shorts and Ultra Shorts. Both of these designs are made with our Second Skin fabric, which has a super soft feel while providing supreme comfort and an excellent range of movement. We also carry Spellbinding Shorts, which feature our Second Skin Compression fabric for better support during your workout. When you wear our workout shorts, they should fit like a glove and feel like an extension of your skin. You shouldn't have to keep tugging your shorts back down between exercises to get them back to the look you expect. They should hug your body without being too snug, preventing any unwanted movement or chafing. Our Second Skin fabric is great for light to moderate workouts and as leisurewear. This material is quick drying and wrinkle-free, making it the perfect choice for anyone.

Finding Your Fit

There are a few ways to tell if your workout shorts will fit properly. With your shorts on, ensure that there is no more than an inch and a half of extra length in the crotch. Next, lift one leg up to hip level, and see how they feel. If your shorts feel tight across the top of your thigh or across your butt, you will want to try a larger size or a different style of shorts. Our Second Skin Compression fabric will fit slightly differently than traditional shorts. Because they are designed to give you great support while holding and shaping, they will be tighter than regular workout shorts.

Sizing Guide

When selecting a new pair of workout shorts, you may be tempted to go with your "usual size." It is important to always check a sizing guide before buying new shorts, since sizes can vary between brands. For our workout shorts, it is important to know your height and weight. Determine your height in feet or centimeters. Next, find out your weight in pounds or kilograms. Now that you have both measurements, you can consult our color-coded sizing chart to find the pair of leggings that will fit you perfectly. Our chart covers women from 90 to over 190 pounds and from 4'11" to 6'2". Our workout shorts are available in a range of sizes from XXS up to XXL. If you are between sizes on our chart, try going a size above. This will ensure that our Shape Shorts are squat-proof, providing you with the privacy you expect. Wearing a size too small can stretch out the elastic threads in your shorts beyond their ability, damaging the elasticity of your shorts and making them less likely to retain their shape. Wearing a size too big, though, will not give you the hold and support you expect from your workout shorts, resulting in repeated adjustments during a workout. Each of our workout shorts include a guide on how true to size our shorts run, allowing you better judgment over what size you should pick.

Knowing how your workout shorts should fit will help prevent discomfort during your workout. Be sure to following our sizing guide to find a pair that fits you like a glove. Our Shape Shorts are available in colors like steel blue, black, autumn, bronze, and more, while our Ultra Shorts are available in black neon pink and black neon yellow. If you have any questions about our workout shorts or any of our other products, please feel free to reach out to a customer service representative. We would be happy to help in any way we can.