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Let's talk about the best bike shorts. I'm comparing three different styles to determine the best for us pear shaped ladies! I can't believe I'm even writing this post. When bike shorts came back into style, I rolled my eyes. HARD. If I wore them the first time, I wasn't going to wear them the second time. Well, let's go ahead and file that under things I should have said. Because I'm obsessed. Now let's be clear, we're talking about bike shorts for STYLE. Not function for actual cycling.
Best Bike Shorts: A Comparison
Before I started my actual try on, I did a little online research to find candidates for the best bike shorts. These particular styles all came highly recommended. I wanted to compare some higher and lower price point options, and I was on the hunt for brands with a decent size range. Each of these? Fit the bill and are great for those of us with pear shaped body types.
Aerie Real Me Wrap Bike Short
These? FIT LIKE A DREAM. They're super comfortable and I just ordered them in another color. They're also a killer price. I wear a size large in these, and highly recommend if you're looking for a comfy and soft pair of biker shorts. They've also got a great higher waist and I love the v shaped cut.
Aerie Chill High Waisted Bike Short
Looking for a pair of bargain bike shorts that are a more classic cut (aka if the v shaped top of the real me wrap bike shorts aren't for you)? These are a GREAT option. The palm color bike shorts were the first pair I bought in the fall, and I wear them ALL the time. They're a little bit shorter (I also wear a large in these)….you could easily size up for a longer option.
I mean, can you go wrong with faux leather? The internet told me to size up in these, and I'm glad I did. So mine are an extra large and they fit PERFECTLY. These definitely have some light compression and shaping qualities, so I think if you're on the hunt for bike shorts to wear on a dressier occasion, they'd be your best best (they also come in a more traditional fabric if you're not into the faux leather). Honestly? They're worth the price. They fit like a dream and I love how they look on, plus bonus that they're a little bit longer.