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24 Best Jean Shorts for Women That Are Worth Wearing All Summer

You know, for those hotter-than-hot days. ☀️

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Anthropologie / Boden USA

You know what they say: When temperatures rise, so should your hemlines! Shorts season is right around the corner and that's good news for the rest of your wardrobe, because the best jean shorts for women go with just about everything—including cute floral blouses and button-down shirts. They're wearable for plenty of occasions, too: You can pair them with comfy sneakers for a low-key look or dress them up with stylish wedges!

Maybe you associate jean shorts with the bottom-baring Daisy Dukes of your youth—if so, think again. These days, there are tons of options for grown-ups that will complement every body type and personal style: cuffed or uncuffed, light wash or dark wash, classic or distressed, cutoffs, or pairs with neat hems. There are certainly no rules, but typically a higher rise that hits at your natural waistline is your most flattering bet. What's more, high-waisted jean shorts often include a contoured waistband, so you don't have to worry about that annoying gap between your lower back and the waistline of your shorts. You can also choose from a variety of inseams; if you don't want to show too much skin, try a pair that hits mid-thigh or below the knee. Bermuda shorts, for example, let you bare some leg, while still getting coverage.

Flip through this gallery for the best denim shorts you can buy. And if you realize jean shorts aren't for you, check out the best blue jeans and denim skirts. While you're shopping for spring and summer, add these flip-flops, vintage swimsuits, and floral dresses to your list!

Amazon
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2,000+ Reviews
Rolled Denim Jean Shorts

It's Ree's favorite flower—right on a pair of shorts! 😍 With a whopping five pockets, this pair is incredibly convenient, too.

Anthropologie
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Made in America
Edwin Cai Cutoff Denim Shorts

A pair of these denim shorts come with the promise of sustainability! They're manufactured at Saitex, the world's cleanest denim factory that operates with forward-thinking recycling methods. (Take this stat, for instance: the average pair of Edwin USA denim uses 69 percent less energy than the industry average.)

Amazon
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1,000+ Reviews
Levi's Women's Premium Jean Shorts
Now 31% off

Hey, we've got to at least have a couple of pairs of classic cut-off shorts on the list—and this pair's our top pick. With a flattering high-rise fit and a cool frayed edge, they're easy to love.

Boden
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Petite Fit Available
Button Fly Denim Shorts

This pair of denim shorts is available in two fits: 4-inch leg and 6-inch leg. They have a mid-rise, five pockets, and a buttoned fly.

Amazon
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460+ Reviews
Gloria Jean Basic Jean Short

Who says jean shorts all have to look the same? This pair comes in several funky patterns—and each is made with a small amount of elastic, so they're nice and stretchy.

Nordstrom
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Flattering and Comfy
Bermuda Denim Shorts

Some shorts are too short, some are too long—but this mid-length pair are just right! The A-line silhouette is so flattering, too.

Nordstrom
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Best Short Jean Shorts
Boyfriend Denim Shorts

Stay cool this summer with an extra-high hemline and a cool "rolled" hem. (You can also roll them down when you want a little more coverage.)

Revolve
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Best Criss-Cross Jean Shorts
Criss Cross Short

Show off your edgy style with these high-rise jeans featuring a cool-girl oversized fit and criss-cross button fly.

ASOS
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Best Embellished Jean Shorts
Raindrop Rhinestone Denim Shorts in Bleach

Add a little glamour to your look with these rhinestone-embellished jean shorts. Pair them with your favorite cowboy boots for an unexpected touch.

Amazon
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Best Maternity Jean Shorts
The 7" Lara Bermuda Short

Expecting moms will love this comfy pair featuring elastic side panels for a bump-friendly fit.

Amazon
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Best Skinny Fit
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Bermuda Shorts

Consider these the jean shorts counterpart to Levi's beloved skinny jeans. Stretchy denim is ultra-flattering on all body types.

Amazon
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Most Flattering
Democracy Women's 5" Cuffed Short
Now 38% off

You don't need to worry about the dreaded gap between your back and your waistband with these jean shorts: Hidden elastic molds them to your waist. They come cuffed but can be unrolled, too, for a longer inseam.

Amazon
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Best Classic
Levi's Women's Mid Length Shorts
Now 17% off

These slim fit shorts have more than 8,200 five-star reviews on Amazon, and for good reason. The 4.5-inch inseam hits at an ideal length for many people, and you can unroll them for more coverage.

Amazon
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Coolest Design
Levi's Women's 501 Original Shorts in Athens Blossom

Ree Drummond has never met a floral she didn't like! These cute printed shorts come unrolled, but you can roll them if you like. The subtle daisy design makes them extra-special.

Old Navy
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Best High-Waisted
High-Waisted Slouchy Straight Cut-off Jean Shorts
Old Navy

They're not quite bermuda length but they're also not shorty shorts, which makes this 7"-inseam option perfect for people who live between those two trends. Frayed edges provide a vintage feel.

Amazon
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Best Plus-Size Bermuda
Levi's Women's Plus-Size Shaping Bermuda Shorts
Now 50% off

These might be the most sophisticated denim shorts around! They're designed to smooth over your tummy for a flattering look—but more importantly, the slightly stretchy fabric is very comfortable.

Walmart
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Best Bermuda
Levi's Classic Bermuda Jean Shorts

For more coverage, these shorts are perfect: They have a 10.5-inch (rolled) or 12.5-inch (unrolled) inseam. Slightly stretchy denim makes them comfortable, but they still have some structure.

Madewell
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Best Black Denim
Madewell High-Rise Denim Shorts in Lunar Wash

These ultra-flattering black shorts will become an instant wardrobe staple. Sure, you can roll the legs of these shorts up, but the raw hem at the bottom is pretty cool.

Amazon
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Best Shorter Inseam
Goodthreads Women's Denim Mid-Rise Raw Edge Short

You can choose from multiple washes of these slightly stretchy shorts. Tuck a cool button-down into them to create a flattering silhouette.

Old Navy
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Best High Waist
High-Waisted O.G. Straight Jean Shorts for Women

It doesn't get more classic than this high-waisted pair. They come in a 3-inch inseam, but you can unroll them for more coverage.

Amazon
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Best Cargo
UNIONBAY Women's Darcy Stretch 5" Inseam Short
Now 15% off

A slim, stretchy fit makes these shorts super comfortable. They're functional, too: They include deep front pockets and back pockets.

Gap
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Best Midrise
5" Mid Rise Denim Shorts with Washwell

If you're not a fan of the high-waisted look, this mid-rise pair is a great option. It sits on your lower hips for a relaxed fit.

Amazon
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Best White Denim
Daily Ritual Women's Denim Turn-Cuff Short

These cuffed white shorts make any outfit look polished. And a 4-inch inseam makes them appropriate for any occasion.

Nordstrom Rack
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Best for Color Lovers
Monroe Cutoff Denim Shorts in Mineral Rose

On Wednesdays (or any day, really) you should wear pink! These high rise 3"-inseam acid-wash shorts just scream summer, don't they?

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