Shorts can be hard, I get it. And they can feel especially hard if your thighs touch or you generally have a curvy butt/leg body type.
Nothing, NOTHING, is worse than living your life and having uncomfortable shorts riding up when you walk. It’s equivalent to a no-show sock falling down in your shoe. Everything may look fine from the outside, but inside you’re cringing at every step!
I live in a hot and humid climate, so denim shorts have to be 10/10 in order for me to wear them. Otherwise, I will choose a lightweight dress, athletic shorts, or anything linen to wear in place of bad denim shorts.
I did a bunch of shopping and found 7 pairs of denim shorts that I feel comfortable in and would recommend. You can watch the try-on on my Instagram or gather the quick stats right here on this post.
I’ve already worn these a handful of times and really love them. They have extra room in the thigh, so no issues with them riding up, and have a decent amount of stretch without bagging out.
These are the shortest but stretchiest of the bunch! They would be great to wear over a swimsuit for a casual outfit at the beach, but would also look great with a casual tank and sandals.
I love the longer length on these! I do not like a Bermuda short on me, so this is about as long as I like to go with denim shorts. These feel stiff/tight at first, but soften with wear. It’s one of those jean shorts that get better with age, which is good because the price point makes them a pair that I hope to have for years and years to come.
These are stretchy, high-waisted, with a longer inseam. Of the group, they are probably my least favorite BUT I like them for looser, blousy tops or with a crop top. You can also fold up the bottom to shorten the inseam.
These were a great find at Old Navy. I love the a-line cut, it kicks out at the thigh in a really flattering spot. I’ve found myself reaching for these more often than not if I’m wearing denim shorts.
Every other pair of denim is a raw hem, so it’s nice to have one roll cuff pair in the mix! A roll cuff can be a very flattering style on athletic legs, and I like that they have a clean, sophisticated look to them for any day I’m dressing up jean shorts a bit!
p.s. if you enjoyed this post, you may like my white t-shirt comparison blog post!