Rated 4 out of 5 by singingmom90 Beware of sizing!
I have been a size 12 in all my LLB pants for many years. This pair of shorts was too tight in 12. I could get it buttoned, but the pocket lining showed which was not what I had in mind! I exchanged them for a 14 which fit well. Therefore I would say that they run small.
June 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BESF Runs smaller than the old ones
I ordered two pairs of shorts the same size I had ordered these in before and both were too small. I exchanged them for the next size up and even that is a bit too small. I'm not really happy with the fit. The material seems nice and workmanship is good. I like the colors, though I do which they also offered black and gray.
I just don't think I'll be able to keep these. I am hesitant to keep ordering. Others have said that if you go another size up, it is too big. I like the length of these shorts and that they are all cotton, which is cooler that those that have polyester in them. I just don't buy summer shorts unless they are all cotton. If LLBean would just get the sizing issue figured out, I'd be happy to get more of these.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helperbee sturdy & comfy
These shorts are great go-to play shorts for a 5'3" woman. The fabric is hefty but soft. The hidden slack keeps the waistband smooth. I will wear them weekly in summer.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ditchwalker These are just right!
I've tried on a lot of shorts looking for a rise and a waistband that fit. These are just right. They are modest without being frumpy. AND they look great straight out of the dryer!
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shnola After long search LL Bean has come through!
Love these shorts. Great fit, great style! Thank you
June 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MSmarg awful fit
I bought these in a size 20 and a size 18 the size 20 is to large and the size 18 is to small. The new waist band with the elastic is awful, if the shorts are a little tight at the waist you have the pocket lining showing. The size 20 are large through the hips. Bring back the pleated shorts with the hidden elastic.Will not shop at LL Bean again.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brazz Great shorts
I look all over to find shorts that fit great and look good. These are the ones. They are a classic fit and very comfortable. They actually sit at the waist so it doesn't feel like they are falling off. Just great shorts. Wish they came in white.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHappyCamper2 Good Quality
I not only bought these for myself but I bought them as a gift.
June 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SolutionsII Comfort waist bayside twills
I tried 2 different sizes, neither one fits. I have used the Baysides before and enjoyed them. The new type waist is what makes the difference I think. One size is too tight in the waist and the larger feels like I'm swimming in them after having them on a short time. The smaller size is also tight thru the seat. (the smaller size is what I always purchased in the CURVY fit - which I liked best of all their choices)
At present I haven't been able to find a comfortable short in the catalog.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poshpony Well Fitting Shorts
Bought a pair of these shorts in khaki, size 10. Love the hidden elastic give in the waistband as it keeps the band from collapsing when your tummy is a bit to full or you bend over and the band becomes permanently creased. The waistband has belt loops if you like belts and tucking in your top! I also like that the waistband is 'at your waist' and not below it.
The length is a bit longer than I prefer being a 5'4"-er. I took the hem up one inch and am pleased with the results. The fabric is quality and the construction very, very good. Would like more variety in colors, perhaps some brighter ones for summer.
Overall I am pleased with my purchase, recommend the shorts, and would buy again.
May 28, 2014