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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mindy85 Great Summer Short
I really like these shorts. I got a size down because they stretch out with wear. So get a size down and wear them around, squat, etc. and see how they stretch before committing to a size. Other than that they are comfortable and good quality.
July 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by WheninMaine Glad it's not just me....
I like the weight and stretch of the material, but these also make the shorts clingy. Like some others, I found I had to go up one size; when they sit a bit lower, they also grab less at the upper thigh (but then the inseam hangs down). And that's my main complaint. They're a straight fit, yes, but even so the upper thigh seemed disproportionately smaller than the hip and in my regular size that meant they grabbed the leg and accentuated my post-baby-ness. I kept one pair to wear at home or in the neighborhood on really hot days, but I don't think I'll wear them out and about. A curvier version of these would be great (as long as they didn't have a high waist to go along with the curves. I like a waistband to hit right across the lower abdomen to minimize it).
July 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by ShortsGal Disappointing Quality
I've been a loyal LL Bean shopper for many years. I love the clothing and the consistent fit. I purchased 2 pair of these shorts in October 2014: one in Almond and the other in Green. Loved the styling and the fit. Unfortunately, I am returning both today, less than a year later. Both pair of shorts have worn to threads on the front top part of the fly. I'd be OK with this if it happened after many years of use, but sadly that's not the case. I expect LL Bean clothing to have more than a 9 month useful life. Thankfully, the company's guarantee assures satisfaction no matter what, which is one of many reasons I am so loyal to LL Bean. However, hope that this quality problem is an isolated incident.
July 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Run6014 Run small and fit is odd
Like some of the other reviewers, I found that these shorts run small. I ordered a size 2 (my normal size) and they just don't fit right. The waistline is perfect but the shorts are snug across my bottom, hips and upper legs. Another problem is that the shorts flare out at the bottom. Too bad because I like the length and color selection.
July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoubleDeac Yay! Tall people shorts!
I am 5'11'' so my challenge with shorts is that they are always too short (I'm in my 20s, so its not like short is a problem, but there is such a thing as uncomfortably short, particularly for taller women) or I have to get Bermuda shorts, which are not really a flattering cut for anyone.
I ordered these shorts because they promised a 6" inseam, which I thought was probably long enough without pushing Bermuda lengths. The length is perfect and they are cut well enough that they don't cut off my legs when I sit. I have honestly suffered through the last few summers in the south in jeans because I gave up finding decent looking shorts. I have already worn each pair half a dozen times and hope they hold up well given how much I am wearing them!
One thing to note, the colors are both a little brighter/lighter than they appear on screen. The screen makes the tones appear a bit richer, so my malachite green shorts are a little more bright than I anticipated and the brightwater blue shorts are more sky blue - just a small difference, definitely not a deal breaker.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjht ideal
I find these to be the ideal pair of shorts. I'm in my early 40s and wear a size 8. These shorts are modest without being dowdy, comfortable without being frumpy. They come in bright colors, are the perfect length, and wear easily. So glad to have found them. Hoping some of the other colors go on sale!
June 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by flowerlady555 Add more colors!
These shorts are terrific, fit well, wash well, nicely tailored. My only request is to have them offered in black and in white!
June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmadeusMozart Perfect fit
I am so very happy with these shorts!!! I ordered two pair in size 2 in khaki. I am 5',5", 115 pounds. And I could not have asked for a better fit. I like the 6" inseam, neither too long nor too short. Also, the leg openings are just right, not too wide or too tight. The shorts have already gone through the washer and dryer and emerged beautifully - no shrinkage and no wrinkles. I highly recommend these shorts. In fact, I like them so much, I have ordered two more pair, one in navy and one in cornflower blue.
June 8, 2015