Reader Request: Denim Shorts

Recently, I got a request from Erika,

I was wondering if you had any good sources for some cute knee length denim shorts. I've seen some cute ones that look like cut-off jeans, but are more finished looking. Any ideas? Thanks!


Shorts are everywhere this season! Knee length shorts... not so much. I found a few pairs that were close to knee length, but only one that really hit the mark:

Denim Short - Shade - $34.00 (Orig. $42.50)

These shade shorts are currently on sale for 20% off. I love the slim shape and dark wash.

What do you guys think? Are they something you would wear?

Thanks for reading,

Happy Shopping!


  1. This is the bermuda pants in my opinion. Banana Republic have some really nice ones that look finish. I wonder if they still carry them.

  2. I like these, but I got some at charlotte russe for 27 bucks that are even BETTER! Check it out.

  3. Old Navy has some right now that are really cute, and about $25. They have differetn washes, and hit right above the knee. The ones you posted are okay, I don't like the drawstring, though.

  4. I just bought some nice, dark-wash bermudas at Macy's. They are "Bandolinoblu" brand and they are nicely tailored and not distressed. I love them! I wish I had 3 pairs of them! They are actually a little longer than my knee, which I love because my knees are not my best feature! :-)

  5. i love mine from maurices. they are longer than typical short shorts, but not as long as these.

    reasonable too. very finished and dark.

  6. I don't think I would wear these. The drawstring looks a little too old-fashioned for me, and drawstring pants in general create problems when I want a smooth waistline. Shirts can't lie properly when there is a big bow in the way!

  7. Not sure... the tie closure at the top is kind of weird.


  8. I have these. I think they are cute, but I found them to be not as tapered at the knee as they look in the picture, which is crucial in my opinion for a flattering fit with longer shorts. In the end I went to Target and J.Crew and got some cute shorter shorts. ;)

  9. Ugh...I love these longer shorts that have been around lately, really I do. Because I'd rather not show my behind to the world, but I can't find a pair that looks good on me! I'm bigger in the hips and thighs and though I'm not short, I do have short legs (long torso). I feel like this length only calls attention to that region. Anyone else have this problem? Have any suggestions?

  10. I got a couple pairs of denim shorts two years ago, and went to put them on this summer and found out that they were a little long on me. {Weird, right? I'm 5'8"!} So I rolled the cuff, and bam! They look more stylish, and they fit me perfectly! You could also do the same thing with a pair of cutoffs -- cuff the ends {even once would look so cute} and they look great.

    I love the look of these! Great find, Madeline!


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