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The 6 BEST lululemon Shorts (Size + Fit Guide)

The BEST lululemon shorts for women in 2022 — with a size and fit guide! From running shorts to the most flattering and comfortable shorts for lounging, these are our TOP PICKS.

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Spring is right around the corner, which means we’re officially nearing SHORTS SEASON! We highlighted our favorite leggings in this 2022 lululemon Guide, and now it’s time to break out our favorite shorts.

We’ve tried and tested lululemon’s most popular short styles (and some new arrivals too) and we’re sharing our honest reviews in this post.

From how to choose the right pair of lululemon shorts for your body type to which inseam we recommend.

lululemon Shorts Included In This Guide:

  1. lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts
  2. lululemon Track That Shorts πŸ’œ Lindsey’s Favorite
  3. lululemon Speed Up Shorts
  4. lululemon Align Shorts πŸ’œ Rachel’s Favorite
  5. lululemon Wunder Train Shorts
  6. lululemon Base Pace Shorts πŸ’œ Megan’s Favorite

lululemon Shorts FAQs:

What Are The Best lululemon Shorts?

The Hotty Hot Shorts are a lululemon classic, and one of the most popular shorts purchased online. As a team, we prefer the High Rise Hotty Hot Shorts (4″ inseam). Apparently they’re trending on Tik Tok right now, so we expect them to continue in their popularity. But we also have to note our love for the Track That Shorts, Align Biker Shorts and Base Pace Biker Shorts.

Are lululemon Shorts For Working Out?

YES. Depending on the specific short you get, they are tailored to fit the needs of different activities. For example, the Base Pace Biker Shorts are great for runners, while the Align Biker Shorts are perfect for yoga.

Do lululemon Shorts Run Big Or Small?

Typically lululemon apparel runs a bit on the small side, and this is true for lululemon shorts as well. See below for our size and fit guide. We specifically thought the Speed Up Shorts ran smaller than normal.

Size Guide Notes:

See below for our sizes. Size guide notes below are based off our personal sizes.

  • Lindsey (5’8β€³): typical pant size: 4/6, lululemon leggings and shorts size: 6
  • Rachel (5’8β€³): – typical pant size: 6, lululemon leggings and shorts size: 6
  • Megan (5’5β€³): typical pant size: 8, lululemon leggings and shorts size: 8

The Best lululemon Running Shorts

lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts

BEST FOR: Running and Everyday Wear

Size Notes: True to size, Rachel is pictured above wearing a size 6.

These have been named the most popular lululemon shorts for a reason — they are comfortable, flattering and come in a ton of colors.

The Hotty Hot Shorts are designed for running. With extra room in the leg opening and hips for a long stride — which makes them great for anyone with athletic quads as well.

Main Features:

  • Continuous Drawcord Waist
  • Built-In Liner
  • Multiple Rises (high rise or low rise) and Different Inseams (4″ and 2.5″)

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Hotty Hot Short: High Rise Hotty Hot Shorts (4″ inseam)

lululemon Track That Short

BEST FOR: Full Coverage Shorts and Runners with Athletic Quads

Size Notes: These run true to size, Lindsey is pictured above wearing a size 6 (her typical short size pregnant or not).

If you want a full coverage short, these are the shorts for you!

This running short was specifically designed with athletic quads in mind. With a ‘split short’ design on the sides, that provides extra room in the leg opening and hip area.

The mid-rise soft and stretchy waistband allows these shorts to grow with your throughout pregnancy as well.

Main Features:

  • Designed for Athletic Quads
  • Side Zipper Pocket (perfect for keys or cards/cash while running)
  • Waistband Lies Flat and Doesn’t Dig In
  • More Coverage

Lindsey has had a pair of the similar Tracker Shorts for YEARS and they’ve been her go-to summer shorts ever since. The Track That Shorts seem to be lululemon’s update to the Tracker Shorts, with a slightly higher waist.

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Track That Short: Mid-Rise Track That Shorts (5″ inseam). That said they didn’t have the high-rise or 3″ inseam in store; so we haven’t tried those on.

lululemon Speed Up Shorts

BEST FOR: Running and Training

Size Notes: We all felt like these shorts ran smaller than our normal lululemon sizes, especially if you have athletic quads or a booty. We recommend ordering one size up. Megan is pictured above wearing a size 10 (she normally wears size 8 in lululemon shorts).

These shorts are all about keeping you cool and focused. They’re made out of a lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric which is great for sweaty workouts.

We really love the waistband on these workout shorts too — it’s wide enough to feel secure and stay put, without digging in. Online reviews call these the ‘best running shorts’ and recommends them for marathon training too.

Main Features:

  • Stretchy Waistband
  • Back Pocket (perfect for keys or credit cards)
  • Built-In Liner

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Speed Up Short: Mid-Rise 4″. Long enough for coverage during squats without being too long for running strides. That said they didn’t have the high-rise in store but do offer a 2.5″ inseam and 4″ inseam in the high-rise.

Best lululemon Biker Shorts

lululemon Align Shorts

BEST FOR: Yoga and Loungewear (and Best lululemon Shorts for Pregnancy)

Size Notes: These fit similar to the Align Leggings, which are known for running on the larger side. We recommend ordering one size down from your typical size for both the Align Leggings and Shorts (as they are more on the stretchy side). Lindsey is pictured above wearing a size 6 in the Align Shorts for pregnancy. But outside of pregnancy, Lindsey wears a size 4 in the Aligns.

This is THE biker short that made biker shorts cool again. These shorts use that same soft, buttery Nulu ℒ️ fabric you’d find in the Align Leggings.

The ultimate comfort short – perfect for yoga, low impact workouts, running errands and pregnancy.

These are Rachel’s favorite pair of shorts — and one of her most-worn purchases of the year.

Main Features:

  • Buttery Soft Fabric
  • High Waist (super stretchy, works for pregnancy/postpartum too)
  • Super Flattering Seams Around the Butt

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Align Biker Short: 6″ Inseam. We found these to be the most flattering, especially if you plan on wearing them casually/outside of workouts.

lululemon Wunder Train Shorts

BEST FOR: Training (HIIT and Strength Workouts)

Size Notes: Rachel is pictured above wearing a size 6 (her typical lululemon short size). While they fit, they are definitely compressive, especially in the thigh area. So depending on how you like your biker shorts to fit, we recommend ordering one size up from your typical size if you have athletic quads.

The Wunder Train Biker Shorts are the summer version of our favorite training legging: The Wunder Trains!

This fabric is made for your sweatiest workouts — it definitely has the most “hug” or compression to stay up through your toughest runs and fitness classes. These were also designed with extra shape retention (which is great if you wear your shorts more than once before washing).

The benefit of biker shorts is no chafing — even on your long runs!

Main Features:

  • Medium/High Compression
  • Shape Retention (won’t stretch out)
  • Durable Fabric

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Wunder Train Short: 6″ Inseam. This hit Rachel mid-thigh, which is her preference.

lululemon Base Pace Shorts

BEST FOR: Running

Size Notes: These run true to size. Megan is pictured above wearing a size 8, her typical lululemon short size.

These shorts were new to us, and a surprise favorite.

If you want biker shorts that stay in place (no rolling up) WITHOUT digging into your thighs, you need to try these.

Instead of a hard seam at the bottom, these biker shorts have this really cool “grip” fabric on the inside at the bottom seam. Great for staying in place while you run.

Main Features:

  • Smooth, Lightweight Nulux ℒ️ Fabric
  • Sweat-Wicking and Quick-Drying
  • No Bottom Seam

πŸ’œ NML TEAM FAVORITE Base Pace Short: These currently only come in an 8″ inseam, which hits Megan a few inches above the knee.

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