Rated 4 out of 5 by pwm68 Good fit for curves
These will become my go to shorts. I am curvy, smallish waist, the side pockets lay flat but, the back pockets need to go, they bring nothing to pocket party, just add bulk where is it not wanted or needed. Hits me just a tad above the knee with a nice bit of stretch. Brought a couple more, a good wardrobe staple. Paired with a nice white shirt for a dressier look. No "creeping up" on the inside of thighs.
May 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by FloridasHome4Us Hate the zipper
This is the first time I've purchased pants from LL Bean and I was shocked when I put these shorts on and found the zipper on the "wrong" side - who makes them like that any more?? Even if they had fit well, which they didn't, I would not have kept them. I've loved the ts and shirts I've purchased but I'll be passing on the pants, sadly. Sorry, very disappointed.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by AT135 Going back to LLBean
I was debating on size in these shorts (twill, not denim) so got the garment measurements from LLBean. I ordered a skirt in the same line. The shorts *should* have fit well. The waist was a little loose but workable when I first put these shorts on. Halfway through the day, they had stretched out so much that they had dropped well below my waist and ended up hanging just below my knees. Same thing happened with the skirt.
I'm 5'7" and have worn an 18 in the Bayside back elastic style for years; they fit extremely well but are no longer available, as these too have gone to this "hidden comfort" waist. I thought I'd try this this new waistband and stretch fabric style, but between the fabric and the stretchy waistband, these pieces looked frumpy and baggy after just a couple hours of wear. Very disappointed, but my husband had a good laugh.
April 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NorthernBean Smaller cut
I have at least 7 pairs of this line, various lengths and materials.
These are by far the smallest cut. I have others in 18, 20 and 18W. These in the 18W cannot be done at the waist, though the stretch allows them to zip but be snug.
I like the shorts otherwise and will keep them believing I will fit them soon. Order up if you have other years' that fit as you like.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzieT My new favorite shorts!
These shorts fit like a dream from the first time I tried them on.
The fabric has a good hand and the cut flatters the female shape without clinging too closely to those figure flaws better left unmentioned. The waistband provides a nice, snug fit without that awful bulge that usually accompanies a comfort waist.
I was so pleased with my first pair, I bought more.
April 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by StarCityLabLover Wish the Chinese would use a LADY's zipper!
I have ordered some shorts that the zipper for lady's shorts zips up on the opposite side like men's pants do. I still buy them bec I like the fit but the zipper does get on my nerves. Great fit for these shorts. They are a little longer than expected but that has its purpose also. Not a huge problem. Just the ZIPPER!
March 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hello7 No Style
These shorts are just straight, plain, no details, like men's shorts. I wanted something more feminine.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by eleneea FANTASTIC
I HAVE A THREE PAIRS OF THESE SHORTS AND LOVE THEM. I HAVE THEM IN NAVY AND BEIGE AND THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE I WEAR THEM OVER AND OVER INSTEAD OF THE OTHERS. THEY FIT ME BEAUTIFULLY AND I FIND THE WAIST HITS ME WHERE I FEEL THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND THE HIPS AND LENGTH ARE PERFECT. I WEAR A SIZE 14 AND WEIGHT 140 POUNDS. THEY MAKE ME LOOK TRIM AND FIT INSPITE OF MY OVERWEIGHT A BIT. I LOVE THEM AND I WOULD BUY SEVERAL MORE PAIRS...BUT I DIDN'T LIKE THE SHADE OF GREEN OR RED THEY CAME IN BUT MAY PURCHASE MORE IN THE NAVY BLUE IF THEY ARE DENIUM BLUE. I LOVE THE FIT AND STYLE AND COMFORT. WISH THEY WERE SLIGHTLY CHEAPER TOO.
September 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by walkteacher Comfortable, quality fabric
Substantial fabric & a comfortable fit. These shorts are a tiny bit long for me but the leg openings are generous. These shorts remind me of shorts you would see as part of a uniform. Think: ups delivery person or mail person. Modest length & fit with a comfortable, yet sturdy fabric.
August 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1traveler Comfortable
These shorts are very comfortable given the stretch feature. The denim version is great however the twill ones get significantly wrinkled in a very short period of time (after sitting down one time).This was very disappointing since they were purchased for traveling. A pro is they can be dressed up or worn more casually.
August 10, 2014