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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black
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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black
High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black
High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black
Product Details
With a super-flattering (and just-a-bit-vintage) high rise, these jean shorts are definitely on the sexy side. The subtle black wash gives them the perfect had-them-since-high-school look.  
  • 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.
  • Cotton/Lycra® spandex denim.
  • A cool washed black finish.
  • Matte silver hardware, tonal stitching.
  • True to size, fixed waistband.
  • 4" inseam, but we like them rolled to 3".
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black

High-Rise Denim Shorts in Washed Black is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The PERFECT black shorts! I'm obsessed w these shorts. I have cycled thru several seasons of the long pant version of this high rise and these are them in shorts form--YES!!! They run big--I'm 110 lbs, 5'8"--ordered my usual 25 in Madewell--too big, If you like them slouchy, roomy 25 might work. Size 24 is my perfection w wiggle room as I'm sure they'll stretch. Thumbs up!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I got so many compliments the first time I wore these shorts. I am 5'9" and 145 normally wear a 27 at madewell. I ordered a 27 and they came and fit perfectly. They are perfect to wear anywhere. Love these.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all body types I never try on shorts, but last week I was in the store and saw these and decided "why not?" because I've been wanting a high-rise pair for a while but well-fitting ones are super hard to find. These, however, fit me perfectly and hug all the right places and I knew I had to get them. I got them in my normal size (28), and thinking back I should have tried on a size smaller because they are pretty stretchy... but I was just too excited at their initial fit that I didn't even think about it. I actually went back to try on the 27's today but they didn't have them in store so I guess I'm sticking with my 28's. They look the best when they're cuffed, but cuffed they're a tad shorter than I'm used to and sometimes bunch up in my crotch (like all shorts seem to do when you have thicker thighs), but it's not constant so it's not huge deal (a size smaller may have been even shorter and therefore made this problem worse). Otherwise, a great staple that will make you look effortlessly cool!
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Actually fits my waist correctly! Its extremely unusual for me to find pants that fit my waist correctly. I'm 5'8", 145 pounds and athletic. I have thick thighs and a full butt and my waist is 25 inches. I wear a 25 in these and they fit my curves perfectly. Comfortable and cute also. I bought the black.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love Love these high rise shorts. They do run large Im normally a 27 in Madewell jeans and had to size down to a 25. They have stretch in them and look great, i wear them all the time. For reference Im 5' 6" and 120lbs.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I have the hardest time finding denim shorts because I am a lot smaller in the waist compared to my hips so all shorts usually fit way too tight in the hip and gap at the waist... but not these shorts! I ordered my usual size (30) and they are perfect! They don't fit snug or loose on my waist. The hip and thigh area is fitted but not tight and the length isn't too long or too short. These are the best fitting shorts I have ever found and I recommend them to anyone!
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Hype I've been wanting some black denim shorts for quite sometime. I finally got to the store and tried these on! I had some high expectations because all the reviews raved about them. And they definitely met my expectations! First, they do however run large, I would say a full size. I usually wear a 28, sometimes a 29 in their jeans, and I purchased a 27 in these. Besides the off sizing, they are perfect. They are by far the comfiest jean short I have ever warn. They form to your body and hug you in the right spots. I would suggest these to anyone! And I myself will be purchasing more washes!
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the PERFECT pair of shorts I absolutely love these shorts. I am 5'8 - 5'9 and I can never find high waisted shorts that both reach my belly bottom and don't ride up. I am so happy I found these. They keep their shape all day long and are super comfy. The material is thick but has a great amount of stretch. I loved them so much I ordered the white pair but the material wasn't the same and they were too big (even though I ordered the same size). I wish these shorts came in regular jean I'd buy them in a second. I am usually a 24 in madewell jeans and these fit true to size. Also the cuff is not sewn in so if you need a little more length they accommodate.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable I have really fallen in love with these shorts, but it took a little while to get used to them. I am 5'8" 145 pounds, and I usually wear 28 in Madewell denim, and stuck to that with these shorts. They are a little shorter than I usually wear, especially when rolled up, but don't squeeze my legs at all. They did stretch out a bit, so I may go for a 27 if I get a pair in another color. All in all, some of the best shorts I have purchased.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THESE SHORTS! Great cut for long torsos and bigger thighs! I have the hardest time finding high waisted anything due to my long torso. Usually the crotch bit is never long enough to sit comfortably on my waist and often times it rides up and into the crotchal region creating an unpleasant visual in that area (think toe). These shorts are comfortable, stretchy, and not too thin. The material could be a little thicker to hold my belly bulge in a little more (think spanx control for the belly bit) but that is wishful thinking in general. I have larger thighs due to playing soccer and finding shorts that don't make my thighs look like sausages in casing is difficult. The leg opening is a nice size without showing all your bits. I am able to roll these shorts up two times without my butt cheeks hanging out either. I can't recommend these shorts enough. Absolutely worth the price. I'm 5/2", 140 lbs., and size 28" in most jeans. I got a 28" in these shorts.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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