How to Dress Up Plus-Size Denim Shorts

Denim shorts for the summer: immediately yes. Often, when we think of rocking denim shorts, we think of casual streetwear to throw on with a graphic tee and rush out the door. On some days, we might wear our trusty shorts to the beach over our bikinis. We pack them in our suitcases for weekend trips away, sightseeing, and days when we will be walking around loads in the heat.

Rarely do we ever think our denim shorts can be styled for a chic club outfit or could even be taken seriously at a bar. Well, think again. Here are a few ways to weave those cute booty shorts into outfits that slap.

Dive Bar Aesthetic: Denim Shorts & Sexy Sheer

Heading to cocktails with the girlies? Giddy up in our sexy Plus Size Lace-Up Denim Shorts featuring faux leather lace-up sides. Pair them with our Plus Size Leopard Sheer Mesh Top in red and tie it all together with red strappy heels. We love this look styled with a black clutch and a black leather cropped jacket for cooler temps. Go for silver or gold hoops to complete the style.

Denim Shorts for The Club

All black everything is key when pulling off denim shorts at the club. An all-black outfit is not only a classic choice for nights out, but also fun to accessorize in tons of different ways. Throw on our Plus Size Frayed Denim Mom Shorts with the Plus Size Satin Tie-Back Cami. For shoes, we vote a firm yes on a pair of chunky black block heels that are comfy enough to dance the night away in. Add a splash of sparkle with a diamante belt and silver hoops to transition this ‘fit into nightclub vibes. Take it one step further and go for Cinderella-style Lucite heels instead of black ones to draw some attention to your new pedi.

The Semi-Dressy Dinner ‘Fit

Denim shorts to dinner at a restaurant? That’s crazy. Hear us out, though. A denim short and flowy blouse combo can look super classy paired with some nice heels and a clutch. Here are the essentials for pulling this look together:

When it comes to wearing denim shorts to dinner, our best advice is to avoid styling them with a crop or tee as this can make them look too much like daywear. Tuck a classy blouse in a sheer or satin fabric into them to give them a bit of edge. You will want to avoid flat sandals as well. The best way to dress them up is to go for kitten heels, wedges, or block heels. These will also flatter your legs and attract some attention as you strut through the restaurant. Need some more inspo? Check out our Plus + Curve Going Out collection which features tops, dresses, heels, bags, and more perfect for all your social shenanigans this season. Grab our latest fashion trends in store or online at FOREVER21.com.

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