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
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