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
Rated 3 out of 5 by SBShopper40 These run small
I love the color, style and fabric, however, I am a very consistent size 10 and these shorts were way too small. I am returning.
July 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BusyBeanShopper1849 Is it me or the fit
I think it's me, since I have a narrow waste and larger thighs, which make finding bottoms difficult. Bought the 8 and the 10. The 8 was too snug in the legs and rear and big in the waste. The 10 was too big in the legs and rear and very big in the waste. The length was too long for me also. Two inches shorter would have been better for me. The things I did like were the quality of fabric and the colors. I ordered mint and the navy blue. Unfortunately they are going back.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorsNutcase Oustanding
I love these shorts (and I am picky). The length is perfect and I am short (5ft 2in) so long shorts do not work for me. I bought these primarily for golf and I have had many compliments on the colors (esp light green and bright blue) and the colors are even nicer "in person". Also, the softness of the fabric is really nice. These are perfect for golf or any other outdoor activity. Have ordered 3 pairs so far and just now 2 additional. I thought the fit was true to size. Love em!
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by casualdressymom Great shorts!
I am happy I took a chance and ordered these (ordered in my normal size 8 and they fit like a glove). They are a great length, not too short and not too long and feel very comfortable and soft to wear. I am excited to see they are being offered in more colors now too. My only complaint is that they seemed to stretch out a bit after wearing and didn't really "shrink" back to size after I washed and dried them. Otherwise, I would have given them 5 stars.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Love the fabric on these!!
I am a size 12 across all brands. However, a size 14 in these shorts feels like a 12. (I knew to order a size up because I have a pair of capris in this same style). So yes, I thought they were sized small and I would recommend ordering a size up-especially if you are in-between sizes. Another reason for the 4 star rather 5 is because the front pockets tend to pop out like a tent. This is not because the shorts are tight, that's just the design of the pockets. Other than that, the length is great-I am 5'6", and the fabric is lovely and the colors vibrant.
June 28, 2014