These shorts are adorable but, ugh, there's a huge gap at the back.
If I can't wear a belt I'll be pulling them up all day or showing off my faded 20-year-old tramp stamp and ass crack to everyone who rides behind me.
Fine. I'll try on one size down to see if they fit.
Dammit. Now I can barely get them past my thighs...
Whyyyyyyy bike short gods, why?!?
If the above scenario sounds oh too familiar, you opened the right email today, Amy.
I swear there should be a support group for us ladies who have to deal with the back gap in order to get shorts over our gorgeous and strong thunder thighs and biker booty.
Sometimes it can feel as though the fashion industry has overlooked us like the middle child or forgotten generation (that's Gen-X for those of you scratching your head).
Well, I'm here to share you can stop yelling at the mirror in the fitting room (when that was a thing)...
... and revel in the good news that there are shorts for you.
They exist. I swear!
In fact, there's more than one. I know, right? Impossible!!
I wouldn't dare lead you on my bootylicious friend.
You may have heard me talk about these shorts before because I'm still elated they even exist.
As someone with a small waist and bigger butt and thighs, I can't get enough of these shorts. And there's plenty of colors and styles to choose from.
Okay, I won't keep you in suspense any longer...
I present to you three pairs of shorts that will glide over your muscular thighs, peachy bottom and fit wonderfully around your hourglass waist.
Be gone back gap!
First up - The Neaveah. I have the Green Camo and LOVE them. These shorts are naturally a bit baggier so you can order true to size. But if you like a bit of room, order up a size. For example, my hips are 40" and I'm very happy in a medium.
Next up is the Kaweah and The Freel. These shorts are just so damn cute and they have tons of stretch which makes them easy to wear.
For reference, I wear a size 8 in the Kaweah. They look tighter than the Naveah, but with all that stretch I don't ever feel restricted. So, if you like baggy you might want to order up a size in these.
There you go, my friend. No more frustrating episodes of having to skip the cute shorts or deal with ill-fitting shorts when you're trying to concentrate on riding.
Ohhhh, and don't forget Mother's Day is coming... what a better way to celebrate YOU than with a pair of mountain bike shorts that fit, feel awesome and look good! Fur mom's included 🐶
Amy + the Dirty Jane team xo
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