Rated 4 out of 5 by ADCP Decent shorts
I have another pair of LL Bean shorts that my husband said were too baggy in the leg, so I thought I would try these. I ordered sizes 8 and 10 since I am normally a 10 and everyone said to order up. For me, I am 5'2" and according to my waist and hip measurements I "should" be a size 6/8, but sometimes I find for bottoms to be comfortable for my thighs, I must be baggy in the waist. Anyway, I found the size 8 shorts to be fine. Not too baggy in the waist and not too tight in the legs. I will return the 10 and get another 8! Only complaint- the size 10 shorts I am returning has the zipper bent. It is curved up. I would be very disappointed if I were keeping those pair.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by aclbmom Love these shorts!!
I am petite, and often have a hard time finding shorts that fit correctly. These shorts are perfect!! First, the fabric is so soft. I wore them all day yesterday and they were so comfortable. Secondly, the 6" inseam is a great option for those days when I need a longer short. On the flip side, they aren't long like a bermuda short. I took the advice posted here and ordered a size up, and they fit perfectly. I would highly recommend this pair of shorts. I'm thrilled to finally find shorts that fit well AND look good on me!
May 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by luckylynda Poorly made
The shorts I received have irregular inseams - one is 3/4" longer than the other but, because I like the material and they fit nicely in the waist and hips, I'm going to exchange for another pair. Hopefully I'll get a pair made correctly by a different seamstress!
May 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by northbass Not a fan
These run small, I even ordered a size up and they weren't comfortable. They sit high up on the waist and bulge terribly across the front. Not a fan of the way these fit at all! I'm boxing them up with a number of other items from Bean that I need to return. I now find I have to send 90% of the items I buy back. I'm spending less and less with Bean because of the quality control. Sizing is inconsistent and there is so much shrinkage, not to mention the quality of some items is really lacking for the prices charged.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopperinfl Have purchased Second PAIR!! GREAT WASH AND FIT
These are better than the twills I have had for ever and the length for shorter figures is best and great. at 5 ft 2 I need a short fit. these are a great chino material. cool for FL and just got 2nd pair. I would tell everyone to definitely put these on your list. some colors sell out.
March 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by scampeau Finally a pair of shorts that fit!
This is the first pair of structured shorts that I have found and love. It is my first time ordering shorts from LL Bean and these are exactly what I needed. I am a standard size 6, so I ordered a 6 based on other reviews. My waist is about 30" and my hips are about 42" at the widest part. As you can imagine, most pants and shorts do not fit both areas without extreme alterations. However, when many complaints involved a waist being too tight, I figured this could be my chance. The cut is great for someone who is curvy, with muscular legs that are by no means stickish. I like to be covered and dressed quite modestly and the length of these shorts fits that need perfectly. Please bring back more sizes and more colours as we start to get closer to spring and summer. I am already looking at ordering all other colours that are in stock in my size.
February 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cardiojess Not true to size
I really liked these shorts but they were way smaller than the stated size. I would order a size larger when getting these. I would've given these shorts 5 stars had they fit.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cin1295 BEST SHORTS EVER!!!!!
I LOVE THESE SHORTS, so much so that I bought 4 pair and I'm still not done buying all the colors that I want!! The sateen fabric is very comfortable and cool for the hot weather. The perfect color options look great with the lightweight shirts offered by LLBean. I like the length as they are not too long or too short. You HAVE to try at least one pair and then you will be hooked as well!!
I had purchased the cropped pants in the sateen fabric in the spring and fell in love with them.
I do hope that Bean's continue to carry these next year as well!!!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BWeaves Fits me perfectly.
This is the first short in a long time that fits me perfectly. I'm 5'5" tall, 140 lbs, and 38-32-40 and the size 10's fit perfectly. They have stretch which makes them more comfortable. Everything hits me in the right places. I like all the colors. The beeswax are a little sheer, but nothing nude colored undies can't handle. My first pair of beeswax had a puckered back seam, but the second pair are fine. They wrinkle a bit in the dryer, but I try to remove them while still damp, so I don't dry out the spandex.
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PurpleAquarius Rise Too High
I was really hoping to like these shorts. They looked cute and got pretty good reviews. I got the Beeswax color which is portrayed accurately on my computer screen. However, the rise on this short is way too long for me. The Favorite Fit says it sits a bit below the waist, but on me it was about 2 inches above my waist. I can't imagine what the Original Fit would be like. Probably right under my bra!!
Anyhow, I am short (almost 5'1") and normally take a size 12. This size 12 was a bit too tight in the waist. The material stretches, but the waist does not. I could button the shorts, but they created muffin top and it felt uncomfortable.
The leg length of the short was perfect though. Great for walking. Not too short or too long for me. The leg was also not too wide, something else I hate. The construction seems well and the material is a nice weight, not thick and heavy but not light and see thru either.
I just wish LL Bean would make pants/shorts with a smaller rise. Not everyone is a long waisted hourglass! Maybe someday. I keep trying because LL Bean has such a great return policy (I have the card).
July 10, 2014