Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachMamma Love.
Not sure if you are supposed to wear these without swim suit bottoms, but they are lined with mesh, so I do anyway and they are great. Very comfortable, flattering, durable, modest, good coverage, dry quickly. If you are in doubt which size you need, go with the smaller one. I wouldn't say they RUN small, just if you are on the fence. Worth the money.
May 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by floridagirl123 HUGE!!!!
I am a size 8/10 and ordered these shorts in size medium. They fit like an XL....SO huge and not flattering! I just ordered a small and an xs because I have no clue which one will fit the best. I shouldn't have to do this....come on LLBean!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYDogwalkinggrandma Great coverage
Comfortable in water and out.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BKBean212 Wicked perfect
I've been an LL Bean customer off and on for years but this is the item that inspired me to start reviewing. These swim shorts are PERFECT. Believe me, I've tried every product that looks anything like this from pretty much anywhere. They are comfortable, flattering, and secure. I got pummeled by more than one wave in them - I lost more than one water shoe - and the shorts stayed put and protected my modesty with nothing worse than a little sand in the (convenient) pockets. Can't recommend them more.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SKGD Sized just fine
Argh! I shouldn't have paid attention to the reviews that mentioned how large these shorts are. I ordered a size down and that was a mistake, I should have ordered my usual size. I like the fabric and the style, now just need to wait for the correct size to show up. LL Bean is really speedy with shipping though so I know I won't have long to wait.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BusyBeanShopper1849 Comfortable and practical
Typically a size 8, I ordered the small and medium to compare since I have a narrow waste and larger hips (which can make it hard to find a good fit). The medium was very comfortable and roomy however once they were wet, they grew so big they were falling off. The small, while a tiny bit snug on my hips when dry, was a much better fit when wet. Otherwise very comfortable, dry super-fast, and look nice enough that you could get away with running errands in them. Good bang for the buck!
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by elicooper great suit
I bought the tankini and the shorts. I am very pleased. The suit (12) and the shorts (m) fit great. I am a 5'6" woman that weighs 150# and have a middle age belly. The top covers nicely and doesn't fit to tight. I actually re ordered in another color.
May 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nancymac16 BeanSport Lined Shorts
I didn't know what size to get so I ordered a small and a medium. There was no difference. They were exactly the same size. They were too big, too baggy and extremely unflattering.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lbutter Not swim shorts??
I need to read the descriptions more closely next time. I thougth these were swim shorts. I tried them on and love them. I like the cut and the length of the shorts. I realized that they are sport shorts after reading the tag. Oh well. No matter what, I am keeping these shorts.
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MartiniQueen Ginormous!
I should have believed the other reviewers. They are very big and a weird cut/fit. Gave 2 stars because the idea and the fabric was good.
April 23, 2014