Rated 2 out of 5 by LovesRotties Good construction but way too short
I purchased two pairs of these shorts for my 9 year old daughter in size 8. The waist fit fine but after washing they were way too short and she would not have been able to wear them to school so I had to return them. It is difficult to find shorts that are long enough for young girls and because it is shorts weather where we live for 6 months out of the year, I must search online for school-appropriate versions. I am disappointed that L.L. Bean's shorts for girls are so short but there are plenty of modest offerings in the boys' section. I could buy her boys' shorts but there are other differences in styling which make that option unappealing for many pre-teen and teenage girls. Please consider modest length shorts in future designs for girls. Most schools require shorts (for boys and girls) to be at or longer than the child's fingertips when the arms are held down flat against the sides of the legs.
October 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBpetite Too short for tall girl
My tall daughter (almost nine years old) loves the pants version of this style. The shorts in size 10 are way too short for her long legs; the rise also is way too short. I'm afraid that size 12 will be too big in the waist & not that much longer in length and rise. Returning these.
April 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by kbnh99 Nice shorts, runs small
Very nice shorts for active girls. I think they run small or slim. My daughter is 11 years old, about 5 feet tall, about 100 lbs, and the size 16 is too small in the hips for her. I really, really wish they fit because it is very hard to find decent shorts for girls.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beza Cute and cool
I got these in the flower army print for my girl and she loves them because it is like having something cool like a boy would have, without being girly and without looking like a boy. They fit like a glove in her slim figure, are very comfortable and dry quite quickly. She took them on a hiking river trip in Bali and could not take them off. I wish LLBean would make these in other prints. I would definitely buy more. Needless to say, these are very durable, as they have been taken to rocky trips and washed many times, but still look new!
May 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MoreBeanTheBetter Slim in the hips!
These worked for one daughter but didn't come close for the other. My 11 year old wears a 14 in all the other Bean shorts with plenty of room to spare but not these. I tried the 14 and a 16 ( in the pants and shorts) and both were too tight at the hips. My skinny 9 year old fit in a size 10 just fine.
February 10, 2014