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


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

Denim Shorts



For those not into distressing.

Women’s Plus Size Destructed Bermuda Jean Shorts


Universal Thread

This plus-size pair is perfectly deconstructed.

Tall Mid Blue Mom Shorts



Tall girls, we got a pair for you.

The Perfect Jean Shorts



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

Indie Shorts



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

The Raw Hem Cut-Offs


Good American

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

Jourdan Distressed Denim Shorts



This pair was named after supermodel, Jourdan Dunn.

Joan Distressed Denim Shorts


J Brand

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

Le Stevie Short



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

Cloudy Distressed Denim Shorts


Unravel Project

Attention cool girls, this pair is for you.