The Best Denim Shorts Around the Web

As I have gotten older I have become very picky about shorts. My legs, and in particular my thighs, have never been something I have liked to show off, so I am very particular about the shorts I wear! When it comes to denim shorts I prefer ones that are a bit longer. Needless to say, I have spent a lot of time searching for shorts that fit the bill and even more time returning ones that ended up being fails! Today I wanted to round up the denim shorts that are in my closet that check all the boxes for me and hopefully will for you, too!

The Best Denim Shorts Around the Web

    1. AGOLDE DEE HIGH RISE SHORTS | These shorts are everywhere and for good reason! They are so comfortable, have a great wash and are a nice length. Sizing can be a bit tricky for this brand and in this style I typically wear a size 25.
    2. AGOLDE DEE SUPER HIGH RISE SHORTS | These are very similar to the Dee shorts, but these are a higher rise. I love that these don’t have any distressing on them. Since these have a higher rise I size up to a 26 in them.
    3. DL1961 BOYFRIEND SHORTS | I actually have the maternity version of these and loved the fit! The length was really nice, especially for a pair of maternity shorts and I liked that they weren’t tight around my thighs.
    4. LEVI’S 501 LONG SHORTS | I was hesitant to try Levi’s because they don’t have much stretch, but I sized up in these and ended up really liking them. You can uncut these shorts for a longer look, too.
    5. ABERCROMBIE MOM SHORTS | I got these shorts last summer and they are hands down my favorite affordable shorts. They are a 4 inch length and they have the perfect amount of stretch!
    6. MADEWELL RELAXED HIGH RISE SHORTS | Madewell always kills it in the denim game & their denim shorts don’t disappoint! I love how stretchy these are. I feel like I can do any activity with ease in these!
    7. MADEWELL BUTTON FRONT SHORTS | Similar to the above shorts, I love the exposed button front of these! They’re really comfortable and the buttons add a fun touch to any outfit.
    8. ABERCROMBIE BOYFRIEND SHORTS | These were the first shorts from Abercrombie that I tried a few years ago and I love the boyfriend, relaxed style of these. I typically wear a 24 or 25 in their shorts depending on the style.

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  1. Lizzie wrote:

    These are super cute! I don’t own many pairs of denim shorts but I think they’re a great basic to have!


    Posted 8.18.20 Reply
  2. Annie wrote:

    I love the look of denim shorts, but I never feel like they flatter me. However, I might give the Agolde pair a shot, because those are literally everything I’ve looked for in a denim short! Thanks for sharing these fantastic selections!

    Posted 8.18.20 Reply
  3. Lindsey wrote:

    I’m a huge fan of denim shorts and not such a fan of my legs either so these suggestions are great. I also swear by the Levi’s 501 style and keep hearing good things about AGolde Dee!

    Posted 8.18.20 Reply
  4. Krystal wrote:

    I love a good pair of denim shorts in the summer! I have a pair for years now and they are my favorite, I wear them over and over again!

    Posted 8.18.20 Reply
  5. Denim shorts are so important for me right now. Making a summer outfit!

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
  6. Denim cutoffs are a closet staple every summer and these are some great picks! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    I feel the same way you do about shorts, and I constantly reach for my boyfriend-style shorts over the cutoffs I used to wear in high school. But unfortunately, since they’re slung lower on my hips, they’re harder to style. I definitely need to get some higher-waisted options. I love the ones you rounded up here!

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
  8. I live in my Madewell shorts! They’ve been a God send this hot, humid summer!

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
  9. Laura Leigh wrote:

    have number one and love them! agree sizing can be a little funky! do love the ultra high rise you shared with no distressing. might have to add those to the wardrobe!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 8.19.20 Reply
  10. Liz wrote:

    So many great pairs here! Always on the lookout. I’m picky too and also like the longer ones. Great roundup!

    Posted 8.26.20 Reply

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