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.
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.
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.
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.
See below for our sizes. Size guide notes below are based off our personal sizes.
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.
💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Hotty Hot Short: High Rise Hotty Hot Shorts (4″ inseam)
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.
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.
💜 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.
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.
💜 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.
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 ™️ 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.
💜 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.
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!
💜 NML TEAM FAVORITE Wunder Train Short: 6″ Inseam. This hit Rachel mid-thigh, which is her preference.
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.
💜 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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