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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash
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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash
High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash
High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash
Product Details
With a super-flattering (and just-a-bit-vintage) high rise, these jean shorts are definitely on the sexy side. They're made out of a special slightly stretchy denim from one of the world's best mills.  
  • True to size, fixed waistband.
  • 4" inseam, but we like them rolled to 3".
  • Cotton with a hint of stretch.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash

High-Rise Denim Shorts in Denver Wash is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shorts! I have been looking for a pair of high-waisted denim shorts for awhile now, and I found that this pair from Madewell is a great combination of fit, quality, and price. I'm 5'4", 115lbs, and ordered my regular Madewell jeans size (25) and they fit perfectly. The shorts themselves are a little boyfriend-fit-y, so I don't think you need to size up unless you want them to be extra baggy. The color is a little different than in the picture, but not really in a bad way--the shading is less white/pale and more tan/distressed. Super soft and comfy, and they look GREAT. Highly recommend, especially if you can snag them on sale!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for curvy/athletic figures I have a small waist (23") and fuller hips (36") with athletic legs. Typically shorts are simultaneously too big in the waist and and too tight in the legs, but these fit really well. I wear a size 0/25 in Madewell and these fit true to size. On me they're fitted but not too tight or too short---no cheekiness here, but definitely not dowdy either.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the perfect summer short! These are honestly the perfect pair of shorts! They're really versatile, and the height on these are perfect (hit right on the waist). The inseam length is also adjustable so you can make them however long you want which I find really useful. They're also quite flattering in person, and really comfortable. Overall, the perfect summer shorts you'll ever need!
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I wanted a comfortable, cute pair of shorts to wear in the summer. These hit the mark. They're great - comfy (they do stretch out a little), make your butt look good, are high waisted so they don't create a muffin top, and are overall a really nice denim I would definitely recommend these :)
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from summer survival shorts I plan to live in these for the rest of the summer. Bought on sale, so were a great value, but they'd have been worth it at full price for the amount I'll wear them. I could have worn a 27, but chose the 28 for a relaxed fit. I'm usually either a 27 or 28 in Madewell jeans.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm going to wear these every day Buy these shorts. They're comfortable, flattering and you can dress them up or down. Buy a size down as they run a bit large and stretch (I usually wear a 26 and bought these in a 25--perfect.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Runs true to size, really comfortable, soft, perfect length, I've been trying to find the perfect shorts that aren't too teeny bopper and are more appropriate for my age (25) . Thanks for making a wonderful product
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering and comfortable Love these shorts. As many commenters said, they'll look great on you if you like the Skinny Skinny jeans. My butt looks great. I got the same size as I do in jeans at Madewell and I think they are TTS, but I kinda wish I'd sized up just because I like my shorts a little looser.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect short but a little too short! These shorts are well constructed, flattering and have the perfect amount of high-waistedness, but they are a little shorter on me than they appear in the image. They hit right below my butt. Perhaps this is because I sized down? In any case, still a definite must-have for summer. Very grateful for something that feels like it'll hold up for many summers to come!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shorts! Like other reviewers, I would say that these shorts run a little bit large. I typically wear a 29 in high rise Madewell jeans, but I could fit in a size 28 in these. The 28s fit skin-tight, however, I so think I'll size up to my usual 29. The rise is perfect - hits at my natural waist - and the fabric is comfortable, with a slight stretch, but still has some heft to it. I love these and I wish that Madewell would make a high rise jean with exactly the same fit as these shorts!
Date published: 2015-07-06
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