Since we are heading hard and fast into summer, I've been living in denim shorts and wanted to do a deep dive on some of my favorite styles. From shorty, mid-length, and bermuda, to ripped and non-ripped, light wash, and medium wash, there’s definitely a style and length for everyone! Below are the six styles I consider the best denim shorts out there. Some are fairly new while others are tried and true, but they’re all my favorites and what I wear most often and will continue to wear season after season. Don't forget to check out my favorite denim jeans guide!
Editor's Note: I'm 5'10 and my normal jean size is 25.
AGOLDE Denim Shorts
Are AGOLDE denim shorts worth the hype? 100% yes. My first pair of AGOLDE denim shorts were the Parker in the wash swapmeet which I bought over two years ago. They are definitely my most worn and lived-in pair. AGOLDE Parker shorts sizing is pretty straight forward as they do fit true to size. However, since they are on the shorter size and I'm 5'10, I opted to size up for a more relaxed fit, which I'm so glad I did! Since they are 100% cotton the AGOLDE Parker shorts will stretch out, but after wash/dry, they recover to the original fit. My newest pair of AGOLDE denim shorts are the AGOLDE Dee Super High Rise. In terms of high waisted denim shorts, they are amazing. While they’re fairly similar to the Parker, their high rise and longer inseam set them apart. The Dee Super High rise does run small though, so you definitely need to size up! If you're wondering about AGOLDE Jaden vs. Parker denim shorts are pretty much the same; the Jaden is basically the high rise version of the Parker. Bottom line: AGOLDE are worth the splurge and some of the best ripped denim shorts out there!
Abercrombie Denim Shorts
Consider this my official Abercrombie shorts review: I LOVE THEM. Okay but seriously, after last year, Abercrombie quickly became on of my favorite places for on-trend denim. During the fall and winter months, I couldn't get enough of their jeans, and as soon as spring/summer rolled around, the same held true for their denim shorts. This season I picked up two new pairs that I practically live in! The first pair is their regular fit shorts which run true to size and are a great pair of raw hem jean shorts. The second pair is from their curve love line, which features and extra 2" through the hips. These are great and what I consider some of the best jean shorts for moms, especially. To ensure ultimate comfort, I suggest sizing up this pair for a more relaxed fit! You’ll have no shortage of denim short outfit ideas with either pair of these.
- Image is from 2020 - link is updated wash for 2021
- Wash: Light Destroyed Wash
- 100% Cotton - no stretch
- Inseam: 3 5/8" - zipper fly
- Fit TTS - I sized up for relaxed fit (size 26)
Everlane Denim Shorts
You already know my love for Everlane runs deep, so of course when I found out about their two newest denim shorts I had to try them out ASAP. These more classic denim shorts are a great basic to have, and I love the option to roll or unroll them depending on how you prefer to style that day. The 90s cheeky shorts, the longer pair featured, is a great style for those that want extra length and are looking for the best jean shorts for tummy control. They hold it all in and lift the booty—what more could you ask for?! Both pairs of Everlane denim shorts have a raw hem and can be worn rolled or unrolled.