9 Stylish Workout Shorts For When It’s Too Damn Hot For Tights

Time to show off those hard-earned legs!

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Workout tights: they’re the ultimate staple in every fit girl’s active wardrobe. And let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of wearing them outside the gym from time to time, too. And by that, we mean we practically live in them! But as much as we love our trusty exercise tights, sometimes it’s just too damn hot for lycra — no matter how sweatwicking it may be. Plus, you don’t spend all that time doing lunges not to show off your hard-earned pins!

As weird as it sounds, sometimes you’ve just got to let your legs free! That’s where an often forgotten but equally dependable option comes in — workout shorts. “But there just aren’t any stylish ones around!” you may protest. Or, “But wearing shorts means I’ll flash the entire gym when I’m doing leg raises.” Wrong and wrong! Not only are these workout shorts stylish and flattering, they’re breathable enough to keep you cool but slim-fitting enough to protect your modesty.

From fun floral and pretty pastel to monochrome minimalist, there’s a pair of shorts to suit every style. Scroll through the gallery for our top 9 picks.

1. P.E Nation Millennium Magic Shorts

Shop the P.E Nation The Millennium Magic Shorts.

2. Nimble Activewear Endurance Woven Run Short in Mono Jungle

Shop the Nimble Activewear Endurance Woven Run Shorts in Mono Jungle.

3. First Base Player Sports Shorts

Shop the First Base Player Sport Shorts.

4. The Upside Cactus Shorts

Shop The Upside Cactus Run Shorts.

5. Adidas By Stella McCartney Run Adizero Shorts

Shop the Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Adizero Shorts.

6. MICHI Flash Shorts

Shop the MICHI Flash Shorts.

7. Lululemon Tracker Short V

Shop the Lululemon Tracker Short V.

8. P.E Nation Cuban Missile Shorts

Shop the PE Nation Cuban Missile Shorts.

9. Lorna Jane Osaka Bloom Run Shorts

Shop the Lorna Jane Osaka Bloom Run Shorts.