Rated 3 out of 5 by friars good and bad
I bought these shorts in plaid last year but only just wore them for the first time today. They are a size 6 so I'm surprised the waist is so big.
I don't know if it's because the waist is so big - or the zipper and clasps aren't the best, but the clasps keeping opening - even with a belt on. I love the plaid and the material is very comfortable but I wish I had returned them for a pair that fit better.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NittanyHokie Good except 'bubble hips'
I'm not sure why LL Bean women's shorts sizes are all over the map, but a couple of years ago I bought a 10 in bermudas, so chose 10 again. Wrong. Now I need somewhere between an 8 and 6, apparently. Could we at least get some standardization across the brand? Anyway, I like my shorts at the waist, long, and somewhat loose. These do well in all areas except the hips. I have little to no hips and not much butt, so these shorts bubble out to the side in a major way. So in addition to the cost, I have to pay a seamstress to take these in. Need more selection in bermuda shorts overall, in my opinion. I suspect more women really want the longer shorts than those with inseams 7" or less - very few people look good in those lengths anyway, and all are young and size 4 and below. Also, very few color choices for a popular short.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by san90 Seersucker Bermuda short
I love these seersucker shorts. The material is good quality, not too thin or see-through. True to size. Wish there were more colors.
June 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by wisefish Baggy in the hips
I really wanted to like these shorts (in Madras). They looked so cute on the website, and when I received them I liked the look and softness of the fabric. And then I put them on. The waist fit nicely, but there is too much fabric in the hips and the pockets stick out. This creates a really unattractive, unflattering flair at the hips. I read this complaint in another review but thought these shorts might work for me because I am wider in the hips than the waist. Alas, they did not. I am returning them.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teammate Review of Madras shorts
Nice plaid. The waist was small for a size 14. I usually order a 12/14, or L, depending. I kept them anyways, but would definitely order up due to waist.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEWshopper84 Perfect
I love these shorts! These were one of my first purchases from LL Bean and I swear I have worn them as much as I can already (I have only had them since the end of June) I wear them as fast as I wash them. VERY comfortable and adorable in pink. These have been great with the unusually hot summer we have had.
August 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abbeyroad Kennebunkport Bermuda Shorts
I ordered these in oxford cloth and I am very happy with them. They are well made and true to size. The fabric is great for the hot summer we are having. My only complaint is is that they are a bit too long for short people like me and I had to have them taken up. I usually get petites but they were not available in this particular style.
July 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JulieR Loose in the hips
These are very nice shorts however the hip seam is sewn so that the hip area where the pocket lies juts out enough that I had to put them on my sewing machine to correct the problem. A size smaller would not have fit so this was my only solution.
Other than that the size 8 was a true size 8.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lynmary love seersucker
great shorts - true to size. ordered the blue and am now going to get the pink. wish there were more colors. 1st time reviewer.
June 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sugarpie55 Way to BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I normally where a 10-12 but I've reordered these in an 8 as I probably had an extra 3-4 inches too much in the waist. That being said, I loved the material and overall I hope the new size works.
June 12, 2012