This New Denim Shorts Trend Is Perfect If You Hate Cut-Offs

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Some women live for denim cut-offs in the summer while others consider them the bane of their existence. Ladies of the latter category, we understand your struggle—we’re not all here for a cheeky reveal. That’s where boyfriend shorts come in. A looser, longer silhouette that’s not quite a Bermuda (the to-the-knee fit is also back, by the way) but nowhere near the bum line. They come with a couple more inches on the inseam for a more comfortable fit, akin to boyfriend jeans. Done in a range of washes with various levels of distressing, this longline shape is ideal for all sorts of summer actives—wear them with sneakers for a tourista moment, over a bikini at the beach or paired with a flouncy top for casual rooftop cocktails.

Here, we plucked ten perfect pairs for every budget. Denim short stress begone.

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Denim Boyfriend Shorts

Denim Shorts

$20

H&M

For those not into distressing.

Women’s Plus Size Destructed Bermuda Jean Shorts

$23

Universal Thread

This plus-size pair is perfectly deconstructed.

Tall Mid Blue Mom Shorts

$60

Topshop

Tall girls, we got a pair for you.

The Perfect Jean Shorts

$65

Madewell

Like the name says, these indigo jean shorts are perfect.

Indie Shorts

$70

Levi's®

This light-wash style is just slightly ravaged at the hem.

The Raw Hem Cut-Offs

$139

Good American

For added cool-factor, go for a frayed waist.

Jourdan Distressed Denim Shorts

$160

GRLFRND

This pair was named after supermodel, Jourdan Dunn.

Joan Distressed Denim Shorts

$200

J Brand

The ultimate lived-in look, this pair is lightly faded and frayed.

Le Stevie Short

$209

FRAME

It doesn't get more relaxed than Frame's new Le Stevie short.

Cloudy Distressed Denim Shorts

$440

Unravel Project

Attention cool girls, this pair is for you.