Rated 5 out of 5 by Jethabus Perfect Fit
It is incredibly hard to find a pair of shorts that not only are the correct length, but fit everywhere as well - and these are those shorts! They are not long Bermudas which look horrible on those with short thighs and they are not so short as to show too much thigh - just perfect. The hips and the waist BOTH fit! How incredible is that! I am 5'5" and weigh 115 and the size 2 fits great! I am so excited - I just got these yesterday and just ordered 2 more. More colors please!
April 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jensuni Wanted to love these!
These shorts are a light weight cotton, beautiful colors and very soft. The fit is just off. I am 133, 5'6" and got the 6. They fit however it is not very flattering. The model in the picture I'm guessing is quite tall and slim. I bought these because they said it had spandex, there is NO spandex in the waist, the part that so badly needs it. This is not the first time I've got shorts from Bean where they advertise spandex (which I love) but in the waist band there is none - I find this so strange. Anyway these will go back sadly. Loved the color and softness and I also liked how they fit on the thighs - overall just didn't work for me. P.S. For LLBean customer service: It is mandatory to say whether or not I would recommend these so I put no. However these may work for some people. Therefore I think you need a 3rd option that says "maybe ok for some" or "not sure", because I didn't really want to say no but if I'm returning them I probably shouldn't say yes I recommend them. So anyway, if you can add a 3rd option for those that are in between it would be nice.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARLM My favorite summer shorts!
I purchased a pair of these shorts last year in brightwater blue and they were my go-to shorts all summer! The fit is much more flattering and comfortable than a similar pair I purchased at J Crew. The length was perfect and a size 4 hit just below my waist, with plenty of space for me to tuck in a top if I wanted to. After many washings, they still look good as new! Will definitely purchase another pair for this summer.
March 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by dks222 Not for me
I found these to run a bit small and I didn't care for the almond color. It was too light for me. I might try the next size larger in a different color.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DailyDogWalker203 Perfect shorts for me
I am very happy with these shorts. The length is perfect for someone of a "certain age" who is trying not to be dowdy. I purchased the first pair in the store so I was able to try them on for size. I am 5'3", 119 lbs and somewhat curvy with a smaller waist and rounder backside/hips. The size 6 was a good fit which didn't shrink in the washer and dryer. The rise is high enough so that the shorts don't need a belt but not so high that they look old school. The dusty pink was slightly smaller than the other colors - not sure why but it didn't really mean I needed a bigger size. They do give a little bit with wear. Colors and material are beautiful. I purchased three pair all together.
September 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by KnitWit514 Great Fabric, Bad Fit
I love, love, love the fabric used in these shorts, and the colors are fabulous. However, that being said, the fit just doesn't work. My thighs are not big - I'm 5'8" and 148 lbs. - and the hems on these shorts are skin tight. I bought them on sale, so I'll have to see if an exchange is possible, but as they are in a size 10 (I'm either an 8 or a 10 usually), they just don't work.
August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandToughGirl Perfect fit and super versatile
Love these shorts, perfect balance of wearable to work, out for dinner, or weekend shopping. Super handy to have 4 total pockets of a decent depth so nothing falls out. Fit perfectly at the waist and don't ride up or slip down... couldn't be happier. Awesome and bright color, too.
August 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crazychocolatedog Nice shorts
These shorts were almost perfect. I'm mid 50, 5'7". I got the bright blue And love the color. they fit perfectly except the waist, which was a wee bit snug on me. I have a boxy shape, so maybe it's just that I'm thicker through the middle. What I loved most is that the legs were straight, and Not loose at all. Not snug either. After wearing a few times the waist band has loosen up and it feels better.
Would love to see these in sun washed colors.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 30yearsofBean they are perfect
These shorts are perfect - they are light, comfortable, easy care and a great fit.
July 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by luvmaine65 Sizing and style is off
Ordered these (sized up, because LL Bean bottoms are always small on me...I'm more of an "apple" shape than a "pear") and was excited to get them. What a disappointment when they were too small in the waist (even after sizing up). Also, my husband (who normally says nothing about clothing) said they looked like "mom shorts". Sent them back. Received the Washed Chino pants a few days later (in the same size, one size up from my normal) and expected them to be too small as well...nope, they fit and if anything are a tad bit big. I wish items with the same "name", i.e. Washed Chino ....., would fit similarly. (For what it's worth, the Washed Chino skirt in the same size also fit great.) Quality control?
July 25, 2015