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If you are like most moms this summer, you are spending time with your children of all ages outdoors. Shorts are probably the most comfortable option in the summer heat. Check out the latest options that moms can wear to look stylish, hip and comfy at the same time!

High-Rise Leopard Print Shorts from Forever 21

Vintage high-waisted

High-waisted shorts were a runway rage and the style is great for moms. The look enhances an hourglass shape, so you look like one of the '60s bombshell movie stars while camouflaging larger hips or thighs. Wear them in a solid color with your kids, and for a little extra pizzazz, flaunt them in a leopard print like these High-Rise Leopard Print Shorts from Forever 21 ($18, and watch your husband go wild.

Denim done right

Denim done right

Denim shorts are a summer staple; however, when running around with the kids, it's probably a good idea to forget the cut-off Daisy Dukes. Instead try a slightly longer cuffed pair like these Women's Denim Shorts from Old Navy in Bardot ($15,

Retro Print Skort by Free People

Skort time

It's a short, it's a skirt, no... it's a skort! Chances are your daughter wears skorts all the time. They are the perfect combination of function and feminine, so why shouldn't you wear them as well? You might associate these with playing golf or tennis, but you can also find fashion-forward styles. These are great with ballet flats and a simple T-shirt to make you feel like super mom can always save the day. Try a pair like this Retro Print Skort by Free People ($80,

Theory Eiryn Retain Shorts

Bright and cheery

To stay on trend this summer, moms can't miss wearing a pair of ultra-bright shorts. Try a color like neon yellow, pink or orange to be fun and youthful this summer. Pair your eye-catching shorts with a simple white T-shirt to off-set the bold look. Try a cheery pair like these yellow Theory Eiryn Retain Shorts ($130,

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Comments on "Chic shorts for moms"

Sharon July 25, 2012 | 2:08 PM

I am obsessed with the bright and cheery shorts for this season. Lilly Pulitzer makes wonderful designs. Just pair with a white shirt or tank and your set for any summer event.

Alisa July 25, 2012 | 9:46 AM

Another thing that some moms should keep in mind in my opinion is some length. I think a nice midi length short is something that will look good on most mothers or even cute knee-length shorts. We don't need to see moms walking around in booty shorts!

Kate July 25, 2012 | 9:45 AM

As a busy mom of 3 I love the idea of a Skort. I know they seem kind of childish but I think that is something that would be super flattering and also super comfy which is always what I try to go for!

Jessa July 25, 2012 | 9:44 AM

These are all great short ideas and definitely not just for moms! I don't know though if high-waist is really great for everyone. They definitely make my behind look long and weird.

Emma July 24, 2012 | 11:55 AM

I love these shorts ideas! Not just for moms, but sometimes I feel like I have a mommy belly too :/ It is helpful that high waisted shorts are in fashion, they help hide any problems areas and smooth them out. And bright bottoms of any kind are so fun this season!!

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