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.
Denim Boyfriend Shorts
For those not into distressing.
This plus-size pair is perfectly deconstructed.
Tall girls, we got a pair for you.
Like the name says, these indigo jean shorts are perfect.
This light-wash style is just slightly ravaged at the hem.
For added cool-factor, go for a frayed waist.
This pair was named after supermodel, Jourdan Dunn.
The ultimate lived-in look, this pair is lightly faded and frayed.
It doesn't get more relaxed than Frame's new Le Stevie short.
Attention cool girls, this pair is for you.