I have always struggled with my body image ever since I was a young girl which led my unconscious mind to believe I had to dress a certain way to try to hide my curves. Many people at a school I used to attend used to say that only skinny people could wear shorts and bikinis which is clearly a ludicrous statement but it did damage my body image further. So every time summer and holidays came around I became anxious to find the correct pair of shorts to hide my thighs which I have always thought were very large.
I think it is important to find the correct pair of shorts for your body type. In year 7 and year 8 I used to think the only nice pair of shorts you could get were from shops which were targeted at skinny people because lots of the more popular people in my year were extremely skinny and so they suited them. The shorts at these types of shops never suited me, they made my thighs look very exaggerated due to their tight fit which made me feel more body conscious. If you want to shop at Hollister it is up to you but just know that there are a plethora of shops which stock shorts which suit more body types. I assure you there will be a style to compliment your figure no matter what figure you have, you just have to find the stolen
I just want to say that although it can be difficult if you have body image problems and you think people will be staring at you for dressing in a certain way, they usually are not because quite honestly people are usually concerned with themselves or their own personal struggles than judging you! I recently walked around a beautiful Italian city called Lucca in shorts and a striped top and I didn’t think about people looking at me anymore which is a huge positive step for me personally as a person who used to be so worried about other people’s opinions of me only around 5 years ago. This shows how body confidence takes time, I was wearing a pair of shorts with pretend eyelashes on them and slight rips around the top of the thighs. This type of shorts make me feel a lot more comfortable due to their style; it’s all about trying to find the best style for you!
Here is a photo of me wearing said shorts from a day in the beautiful city of Lucca. Although I felt a bit anxious wearing shorts as I usually wear skirts or dresses in the winter months, I didn’t feel as overexposed as I usually do which for me represents lots of progress with my body image!
Also, here is a very good article by Glamour magazine online which has details of different types of shorts for different body shapes! https://www.glamour.com/gallery/summer-shorts-best-shorts-for-every-body-type/amp