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Monroe High-Rise Shorts
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Monroe High-Rise Shorts
Monroe High-Rise Shorts
Monroe High-Rise Shorts
Monroe High-Rise Shorts
Product Details
Tailored shorts with a bit of a '40s feel (see: the high rise and patch pockets). Made of a textural mix of cotton and linen and specially washed for a perfectly worn-in finish.  
  • True to size.
  • 3" inseam.
  • Cotton/linen.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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Monroe High-Rise Shorts

Monroe High-Rise Shorts is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and comfy The burnished cedar looks darker (and nicer) than the photos online. These match well with all my blue, black and white/cream tops. I ordered a size 4 online and thankfully I have enough room to breathe, sit down and tuck my shirts in.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These shorts are perfect--not too long and not too short. The colour is a rich cedar, and the fabric is perfect for summer: not too flimsy and not too thick. The best parts are the pockets and the length. However the fit is generous (which I like) but could have gone a size down. Please make more shorts like these!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have Gorgeous color and wonderful fit! made my bum look fantastic! So thrilled that I immediately ordered another pair, as I will likely reach for these shorts over all others...Just wish it came in white, and red...
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet summer shorts! I was waiting for these shorts to go on sale and finally decided to get my normal size even thought most reviews said they ran large. I have been wearing my black jean cut off shorts from Madewell all summer, so it's nice to have a dressier option with these. I don't like super tight shorts/jeans, so I think if you are like me, get your normal size BUT if you do like to show off what the lord gave ya, go one size down. Hope that helps!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retro cute. I love these shorts! I got the burnished cedar (which are actually a bit darker than shown in the photos) and am thinking of getting the brilliant royal as well. The high rise is very comfortable and, along with the front patch pockets, give it that '40s retro feel. The fabric is a nice, but not stiff, mid weight linen with a pronounced texture. Like the other reviewer said, these do run a bit big. I got my usual size 2, but could have sized down to a 0.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Modern 70's Vibe I love these shorts! They do not look like much online but they are so cute in person. They have a bit of a 70's vibe but are modern at the same time. The material also feels more like a thin linen so they are perfect for spring and summer months. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is because they do run a bit big. I am 5'9", 135lbs, and normally wear a 25 in madewell jeans. I purchased a size 2 for these shorts because I wanted them to have a more relaxed look but I could have easily gotten away with a 0. If you are on the fence about these, don't be!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts Love the fit of these, though I do think the color is darker in person than in the above photo, and as someone who is quite curvy in the hip/butt area, the length doesn't go quite as far for me as it does in the picture, either. That said, it's a great material, great color, and they're very comfortable. Some folks advised to size down, but I went with the recommended size - I'm a 29 in Madewell jeans and got an 8, and found the fit great. I probably could've gotten away with sizing down to a 6, but with the high-waisted fit, I think it would've been less comfortable for sitting.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute shorts, cloth is thin and wrinkles, TTS These look great on -- I tried on the brown in store and thought they were great, but wasn't a fan of the color, so I asked them to order the blue in my size. I love the blue! But after wearing them around for a few hours the fabric did wrinkle up a lot. Also I think these are true to size. I consistently wear a 29 in Madewell denim and the size chart says that's equivalent to an 8 in bottoms. (Somehow I have skirts from Madewell that are 6 and even 4, but that's another story.) I did not try on a 6 in these shorts but I think they would have been mighty snug. The 8s are perfect, fitted but not skin tight.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from gigantic These shorts are pretty, and made of nice fabric. Unfortunately, they ran very large. Perhaps chat with a rep before buying. I did use the size chart, but the pants are just too big.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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