Rated 2 out of 5 by HeartInCarolina Ridiculous Sizing
I am 5'3" and weigh 103 lbs. My waist measures 27" and my hips 32". Taking notice of the sizing chart, I ordered a six so they would at least fit comfortably in the waist. They do fit in the waist, but that is the only place. They are huge on me in the hips and at the hem. I measured myself again, I measured the shorts, and I reviewed the sizing chart. The shorts' measurements match the sizing chart admirably, allowing for the usual 1" ease a well-fitting garment should have.
Here's my gripe: how many people who are slender enough to wear a size six have 37" hips? I haven't had a ten-inch difference between my waist and hip measurements since I was 25. Pretty sure LL Bean is not pitching to that crowd, not with these shorts, anyway. I notice the ten-inch difference is the same throughout the size range. Does that reflect how people's bodies actually are? Also please note: the circumference of each leg at the hem is 22". My leg measures 14" there. The woman who said "clown shorts" is right. I could never wear these to a sports stadium because people could look right up them. I will keep these, but only because I am over a barrel at the moment. I will have to alter them, which I hate. I expect much more from a $40 pair of cotton shorts.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Almost70 Where did these come from?
I sent these back today. The legs were very wide and flappy. I used to be able to count on LLBean for pants that fit, but these were just way out of the ball park. Plus the waist in the 10 I ordered was slightly snug. Usually a 10 is a bit loose on me. I'm 5'7, 128 lbs. But I'm mostly disappointed in the super wide legs.
June 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Twinventures Fabric is awful
I wanted to love these shorts. Got them quickly from Bean, put them on and the fabric was just horrible to the touch and did nothing to flatter a figure.
They will go back.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by practicaloutdoorperson Easy stretch shorts/ rinsed denim
I bought these shorts a year ago and took them with me on a vacation. This year I'm have been wearing them again, and they still look like new. I wear a size 10, and am a petite.The shorts wear well, fit well, wash well, and have not faded. The stretch in these short make them comfortable to wear, and the shorts are well made. I recommend these shorts, for everyday wear, going grocery shopping, around the house, and vacationing.
June 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PKT1 Very good shorts, except for labels in waistband
The styling and material of these shorts are very good -- long enough, dressy enough, and comfortable. However, I often wear my top untucked, and the labels were very scratchy and a challenge to remove. I was not able to avoid slightly nicking the elastic waistband on the inside. There are also some threads (probably nylon?) on the front side of the waistband that occasionally both me.
June 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by OldtimeCamper Easy Stretch TWILL Shorts, inconsistent sizing
I really like the look of the Twill Shorts in Whalebone and had hoped they would fit like the Denim pairs I already own. However, the fabric is not as stretchy as the denim ones and seem tighter in the waist... this pair will have to go back. SO, I ordered a larger size in a Womens as the waist is a bit larger. Well, they just came and while the waist is a bit larger, the hips and leg openings are smaller than the Misses size and the color is more yellowish than the Misses pair. I really hope the sizing gets more consistent, its hard to purchase items through the mail when stores are states away.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by tasteful Perfect
The most important element in shorts is the fit. Period. These are considered "classic" fit, which in my opinion, means how shorts and pants are supposed to fit. That would mean a waistband that actually comes to the waist instead of somewhere below, giving the wearer a distorted body appearance. The length is good; they are long but still actually show some leg. You can bend over and not have to worry, plus the little bit of stretch is nice. I would consider these "modest", but they are nevertheless stylish. I agree with the other commenter that they should come in dark colors. I really like the whalebone.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otra Wishing you still had these in black.
I love these shorts - bought a slew of them two years ago..in black and stone. Unfortunately, you no longer seem to carry them in black - or if you did, they're not available anymore.
Can't go wrong with a nice pair of black shorts in the summer because they are very easy to "dress up" with a linen jacket, etc.
Please LL Bean - bring back the black and send me an email when you do. I know I'm not alone in feeling that basic black is always a staple.
May 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Easy stretch shorts
I really wanted to like these b.c they are a color other than the drab bayside shorts. I went with reviews and ordered a 10 being an 8-10 person. The waist was just a little too tight to let me keep them. I didn't find the legs wide at all, baysides are wider on me.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Millsite Comfortable and great fit
I love the Easy Stretch Shorts and have been buying them for years. They are comfortable and the fit is much better than the Bayside shorts. I currently own 9 pairs in different sizes. I hope they are going to be offered in more colors this season like black and navy blue.
February 2, 2016