It’s clear that this athleisure trend won’t be disappearing any time soon, so it’s time to hop on it. Biker shorts are a natural progression from the long workout leggings, too. The only difference is that they’re just shorter and more breathable. Now, you won’t have to worry about sweating through your leggings during your workout class. Your legs can breathe a little during spin class, your morning run or your next barre class. There’s no rule that says these shorts are workout-only, though. Plenty of influencers have been spotted pairing chic crop tops with these skin-tight shorts, so you can still make a stunning athleisure fashion statement.
We rounded up the best biker shorts for women. All of these shorts provide you with good coverage and are super stretchy, so your range of motion won’t be inhibited by these form-flattering shorts. They’re typically made out of a combo of polyester and spandex, which means they’re designed to be durable and breathable. From trendy snakeskin-patterned shorts to a classic black, we’ve got plenty of fun options for you below.
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1. BALEAF Women's High Waist Workout Biker Shorts
These high-waisted biker shorts are designed to be comfortable. They’re made out of polyester and a higher percentage of spandex, so they have plenty of stretch and flexibility. The wide waistband creates a flattering silhouette in these shorts, which are made to give you a maximum range of motion. They also boast a chafe-free design. The shorts come in a wide variety of shades, including navy, light green, purple and, of course, classic black.
2. Emprella Slip Shorts
If you want bike shorts that hug your curves in all of the right places, you should check out this option. Made out of cotton and spandex, these shorts create a smooth silhouette with a flexible elastic waistband. They can be worn for yoga, pilates and running or underneath clothes where you need a little extra coverage. These black shorts come in sizes small, medium, large or extra large.
3. ODODOS High Waist Yoga Shorts
For shoppers who are looking for something a little bit more exciting than your typical black biker shorts, look no further. There are heather shorts, solid colored shorts, light pink tropical shorts and even leopard-printed shorts. They come in a variety of lengths, but all technically qualify as bike shorts. Plus, they aren’t see-through, which is so important. These shorts might be tight, but they have built-in pockets that can hold your phone.
4. Persit Women's High Waist Bike Shorts
The wide waistband acts as a tummy control band to give you the most flattering silhouette possible. They’re moisture-wicking, so you can go from the gym to brunch—even if you did break a sweat. The shorts also boast two pockets for your essentials. From cheetah print to tie-dye, there are plenty of patterns to browse.
5. Skechers Bike Shorts
Available in a selection of chic colorways and styles (including ones with lace detailing pictured above), these advanced bike shorts are perfect for casual dressing or workouts.