Rated 2 out of 5 by ChicagoBeansShopper No more
I loved these shorts--when they still had a pleated front. The two I still have are fraying, I've worn them so long, so much. I tried to replace, but not a chance! Now, they fit at the hips, and the waist gapes out, hideously. I have tried two summers running to get a pair, and have been sorely disappointed in all the offerings. I finally cut the legs off a couple of older Bayside twill pants that still do have pleated fronts so I had shorts to wear.
Not all of us--I daresay most of us, actually--are slim hipped and flat tummied like your models.
November 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by NeedShorts Not for women with hips
Nice fabric, great waist, but cut for women without curves.
September 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by McHayden Run huge
I ordered the correct size per the size chart (waist measurement), and these are at least 5" too big in the waist!!! Plus the waistband nearly comes up to my bra line.
August 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bbsq Elastic waist doesn't work for me
I like the shorts overall, but am returning them because there is a gap in the pocket area when the elastic waist stretches. Not only does the gap stick out awkwardly, but the lining of the pocket shows, in bright contrast to the color of the shorts. If your waist is large relative to your hip size, don't buy these. I'm still wearing some old LLBean comfort waist shorts from years ago and wanted to replace them. This hidden comfort waist concept doesn't work unless there is more give in the elastic, and the pocket problem is fixed.
August 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by granada1108 Fabric has changed
I love these shorts and have purchased a few each year. The Khaki fabic in the 2015 edition is not the same high-quality durable twill with the polished finish of prior years.
This year the finish is more "sport" than "dress" shorts. I mistakenly ordered the wrong size. Not sure I will bother to reorder due to the fabric change.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lillim Comfortable, great fit
These shorts are great! They have a good inseam, perfect length, a regular zipper, and a waist that fits where it should fit. It is so hard for me to find a comfortable pair of shorts that are roomy, airy, and have a real waist. Forget the modern pants with the skimpy zippers and low waist. They are awful especially in stretch fabric. I do not like to wear clingy clothing when it is hot outside. LL Bean make more styles like this in women's pants. Why should the guys have all the luck?
July 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JulieBeach nice bermuda short
cons: only one button pocket in back. wish the twill was a bit thicker-
pros: ordered one size up-very very comfortable and drape nicely, well finished seams, these can be dressed up or down. not too short and not too long-cut very nicely.
July 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissChoosy Comfortable
Love the hidden elastic in the waist. I'm a curvy girl, so I could use a bit smaller waist, but it fits well enough to keep. The stretchy fabric is good quality and comfortable. The length is perfect. Also like the deep pockets.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lisaluvs2heel The Best
These shorts are the best pant item I have tried in many years. The fit is attractive and comfortable. I wasn't sure I would like the hidden comfort waist, but it's wonderful. There is enough rise and the cut is such that I can wear flat front shorts with any self-consciousness. The shorts are constructed with quality and a delight to wear. It's been many years since I felt this positive about any pant, at least not since I discovered your jeans.
July 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kitnor Confort waist
I have ordered these shorts in 3 different sizes since you changed to the comfort waist. They no longer fit me. The old ones with the pleat in front fit. The new ones are a waist of money. They are either too big or too small. I want the old ones with the pleat in front and elastic on the sides back. With the change to the comfort waist, you ruined a perfectly good pair of shorts. I live in FL and the only thing I wear are shorts. This is like changing your duck shoes to plastic instead of leather. The old shorts were around a long, long time and everyone I know, miss them. I have tried all of your other shorts and they do not fit. I'm now short less and will have to find another company to order from.
June 17, 2015