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The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash
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The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash
The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash
The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash
Product Details
We remade our vintage-inspired Perfect fit jeans into a just-right pair of cutoffs (no scissors required). With an easy tall rise that you can wear high at the waist or low and slouchy, these supersoft shorts are instant classics.
  • We recommend getting these in your usual size—they'll feel tight at first but stretch out juuuuuuust enough after a couple of wears.
  • Monogramming available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters for $10 (free for Madewell Insiders), please call 866 544 1937.
  • Premium cotton denim.
  • A perfectly worn-in bright indigo wash with chopped hems.
  • Copper hardware; contrast stitching.
  • True to size.
  • 3" inseam.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash

The Perfect Jean Short in Cicely Wash is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the high waist!!! I am 5'9" and have an athletic build with larger upper thighs. I got a size 27, which is my usual size in made well jeans, and they fit perfectly, as name suggests. They were a little loose, but I didn't mind that at all! the fact that they did run slightly larger actually was a good thing. The quality is excellent, and the color is amazing. I would buy another pair in a different color if I could! Perfect for summer. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a cute summer pair of denim shorts.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GAME CHANGER FOR WOMEN WITH CURVES! I have not bought a pair of denim shorts in YEARS because the cut straight across the thigh is simply not flattering on women with curves. These are cut at an angle so they are flattering straight on, and your butt cheeks don't hang out when you sit down - incredible coverage! PLEASE MAKE THEM IN BLACK!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav Go-To Shorts! Pro-Tip: Buy 2 Pairs!! These DO run slightly large – I'm typically a 27 in high-waisted denim anything, and per previous reviews, I sized down to the 26 (I'm 5'7" and 120lbs for reference)... I ended up having to exchange for a size 25, but that wasn't an issue. Let me say this: These shorts are PERFECTION!! I even bought a second pair. These shorts aren't heavy denim. They're light in weight. The wash is a perfect mix between light + dark. I've been searching all over for a go-to jean short that doesn't allow my butt-cheeks to peek out of. Do yourself a favor and buy them. They're worth every penny!!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 sizes down To begin, I'm 5'6 and 130 pounds, with a true hourglass shape that is much wider at the hips than the waist. I used to be rail thin and since developing curves I haven't been able to find flattering shorts that don't allow my booty to hang from the bottom and don't cut at an unflattering place alongside the side of my thigh. It's been a struggle. I read reviews on how flattering these shorts were and wanted to check them out. While online shopping I had my usual size 27 in my cart, but because I've had issues with shorts I went to the store to try them on. I'M SO GLAD I DID. These shorts run about two sizes too big and I wound up purchasing a 25. The sales associate said she had to do the same thing and purchased a 28 when she's regularly a 30. Seriously, size down. If you're nervous about sizing down 2 sizes at least size down one, but I found there was a significant stretch to these and if I only went down to a 26, I think they would have stretched out too much while wearing them.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cutoffs! Received these shorts in the mail and I am very happy. They are a nice quality, I like the cut off design; you can cuff them to make them a little shorter if you want. I'm 5'2", 110 lbs and I got the 24; I do wish the 23 was available but I'll just throw a belt on, as there is a little gap between the waistband and my back.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for curvy body types These shorts are my new favorite because they are the only ones I've found that fit my waist and my hips. My waist is much smaller than my hips/thighs/butt. Shorts that fit in the waist always pull in the thighs and the legs ride up so that they're halfway up my crotch by the end of the day. Usually I can size up and just wear a belt to cinch the waist in, but these shorts fit perfectly! They are comfortable in the waist and have enough room in the legs for me. I did size down one size because they run a bit big. I am so happy with them and if you have had a similar problem finding shorts that fit, I highly recommend you try them!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cutoffs I've tried. I feel like there's a bandwagon of cutoff shorts, and I'll say I feel far too old for most of them. I tried these on in the store in a 24, which is my normal size and the fit was awful. I thought, what are these doing for anyone? But I ended up looking online and biting the bullet by sizing down. I was thrilled once I got them. The cut was perfect. The rise made my butt look great. 10/10 would recommend. Denim can run differently even in the same size. Try on a few. Size down. If you order online buy two sizes and take one back. But give it a shot! I'm happy I did.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect cutoffs These shorts fit me true to size in my normal Madewell denim size which is a 27. I am an athletic 5'6" with very strong legs and a slim waist, I usually have a hard time finding shorts that fit. The rise is quite high, right at my navel and the waist does gap a tiny bit at the back but I do not find it unflattering, I think it's nice to have a little bit of room in high waisted shorts for summer weather. Most importantly I do not have to adjust these shorts at all, they do not ride up. I could see this cut of shorts not working for someone with a more slim figure because the legs might be too roomy. For refrence the "Perfect Vintage Jean" and "Perfect Summer Jean" did NOT fit my body at all but the "Skinny Skinny" and "Skinny High Rise" always fit me well. The cut off hem does look freshly razored but I imagine it will wear and fray well throughout the summer. The quality is wonderful and the wash is perfectly "vintage."
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super large waist The quality is great. But the one I got is just too big. I usually wear 26 madewell jeans and bought this one in 26. It runs at least one and a half size big in waist. Moreover, the color of the back pockets is almost the same with the other parts. Maybe it's just the problem of this one idk.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect pair of jean shorts These look and feel great! I'm happy to have these to transition from summer to fall!
Date published: 2017-09-18
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