So if you're finding leggings just aren't cutting it when it comes to getting your sweat on when the mercury starts to rise then it might just be worth investing in a pair of these.
Not sure where to start or overwhelmed by choice? Take a look at some of our top picks ranging in budget, style and silhouette below.
The best high waisted activewear shorts to buy for summer 2024
Cotton On Body is a fool-proof brand to turn to when it comes to high-quality activewear at an affordable price. These summery mango-hued pair of shorts are a great length as they finish at the upper thigh and are made from a moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you dry during even the toughest of workouts.
Retro in the best way, these bike shorts are buttery soft and hug the body, sculpting and flattering your curves. The rich azure shade is what summer activewear dreams are made of and the recycled fabric of the shorts to reduce waste makes it all the more covetable. Pair with a baby tee or the matching cami for the ultimate 90s-inspired workout 'fit.
Designed with high-intensity workouts in mind these shorts will move with you and are certifiably squat-proof. They have a scrunch design on the booty to shape the assets and there's no chance at a cameltoe thanks to the missing front scene - hurrah.
If you prefer a looser short then these super soft shorts from the experts at Lululemon are a great option. The 'peach-fuzz' lining makes them soft to the touch and is also a trans-seasonal choice as that can offer some warmth paired with a jumper or long sleeve.
If you shop with sustainability in mind then these five-inch inseam shorts are made using an innovative bamboo viscose and organic cotton blend that is soft to the touch. It also has hidden pockets for the essentials and is breathable during heavy workouts.
Go big and go bold with a pair of patterned shorts like these eye-catching psychedelic high-waisted shorts that offer a touch more coverage thanks to the longer leg line that supports your movements.
Designed with a flattering high waist and a seamless, front-seam-free mini length, these shorts are a stylish addition to your collection. The Nandex fabric ensures a luxurious feel, making them the perfect companion for any activity be it to the gym or to run errands.
Designed with runners in mind, these shorts are designed to give you the support you need and amp up your next job. With a comfy elastic waist and lightweight, soft fabric that is decked out with reflective details for low-light visibility, Aeroready tech for staying cool, and the iconic 3-Stripes on a vibrant backdrop for that timeless style. And here's the eco-friendly scoop – these shorts are made with recycled materials, boasting at least 60% recycled content.
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