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This easy, athletic-inspired silhouette is crafted in refined metallic linen, so it's sporty and sexy. It's our go-to when we're looking for something dressy that's not, well, a dres Sits just above hip. 3" inseam. Linen/cotton. Elastic waistband. Pockets. Spot clean. Import.
J.Crew Metallic linen short $69.50
Inspired by classic menswear, this short is made from drapey matte crepe and finished with trouser details. Because borrowed-from-the-boys sometimes looks better on the girls (especially with a pair of heels). Sits just above hip. 5" inseam. Poly. Hook-and-bar closure. Pockets. Lined. Machine wash. Import.
In a superbright neon jacquard that we developed specially from a vintage pattern, this lightweight tap short feels just right for summer. Its high-waisted feminine silhouette is finished with front pleats and a back zip for a spot-on fit. Sits at waist. 3" inseam. Cotton/poly/nylon. Back zip. On-seam pockets. Dry clean. Import. This color really pops, but you can't tell just how vibrant it is until you see it in person.
J.Crew Tap short in neon coral jacquard $69.50 $29.99
Taking inspiration from classic men's suiting trousers, we gave this short a feminine, slightly shrunken silhouette and finished it with crisp pintuck City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 9" inseam. Wool/silk. Zip fly. Slant pockets. Dry clean. Import.
J.Crew Collection Eaton boy short in cove floral $198 $159.99
After a road trip through Texas, designers Laura Cramer and Starr Hout dreamed of a simplified wardrobe-clean, sharply tailored pieces to mix, match and pack into a single bag. Made in New York City, this mid-rise short with menswear details is all we need for a weekend away. Sits at waist. Silk faille. Hook-and-eye closure. Pockets. Import.
You don't have to be a bridesmaid-or even be invited to a wedding-to wear these shimmering shorts with hand-applied sequins for a slinky meets sporty look (read: stunning). Our favorite part? If you are a bride, they works at the reception, at the after party, on your honeymoon and for pretty much any occasion after that. 3" inseam. Poly. Elastic waist. On-seam pockets. Lined. Dry clean. Import. Online only.
Each pair is washed for over 300 minutes, so they're supersoft and feel totally worn in from the first time you put them on. Plus, you don't have to steal them from his closet. City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 7 1/2" inseam, but we like it rolled to 5". Cotton. Button fly. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
J.Crew Broken-in boyfriend chino short $55 $29.99
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A short version of our skinny Andie chino, crafted in garment-dyed cotton (perfect for days that call for a bit more polish than cutoffs). City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 9" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Zip fly. Machine wash. Import. Online only.
J.Crew Andie short $55 $45
In washed and distressed indigo-dyed denim, these longer-inseam shorts hit the sweet spot between casual cutoff and polished short. City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 8" inseam. Cotton. Zip fly. Traditional 5-pocket styling. Machine wash. Import. The nature of this product may result in color transfer—we suggest laundering at home in your machine before wear.
Soft and drapey with a pleated asymmetrical closure, these shorts have a feminine vibe and a menswear feel at the same time-they're the best of both world City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 3" inseam. Poly. Lined. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Collection honeypie short $85 $59.99
Founded by three brothers, this LA-based brand has launched its first collection exclusively with crewcuts. Featuring a traditional batik block print made from hot wax, this indigo-dipped piece is crafted in southeast India using 100 percent organic cotton and natural dye Cotton. Adjustable elastic waistband. Functional drawstring. On-seam pockets, back patch pocket. Machine wash. Import.
The brainchild of an architect and Daft Punk's former artistic director, Maison Kitsuné clothes combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a Parisian twist. Known for their fresh proportions, structured volumes and refined materials, the design duo behind the collection focuses on mastering the standards-and this short does just that. Crafted in lightweight tweed, it's classic summer style perfected. Sits just above hip. 2 1/2" inseam. Viscose/poly/wool/cotton/acrylic/polyacrylic. Side zip. Lined. Dry clean. Import.
Kitsune Maison mini high-waist short $435 $299.99
Leather is having a moment, but you'll have these shorts forever (that's what we call a good investment). Made from buttery lambskin that's addictively soft, they're the definition of "cool-girl" short Sits at waist. 3" inseam. Leather. Zip fly. Spot clean. Import.
Tomboy style goes luxe in Italian satin: With its removable tie at the waist and light sheen, this sporty spin on the cargo short can dress up even the most beat-up tee. City fit—our lowest rise. Sits just above hip. 2 1/2" inseam. Cotton/acetate. Zip fly. Cargo pockets. Self belt. Lined. Dry clean. Import.
J.Crew Collection belted short in Italian satin $168 $79.99
With a subtle nod to Moroccan tile work, this geometric print makes us pine for places far away. Even better if it's somewhere sandy and warm. Sits just above hip. 3" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Hook-and-bar closure. Pockets. Machine wash. Import.
J.Crew Tile print short $79.50
Known for her fresh proportions, luxe fabrics and love of layering, this Korean-born, NYC-based designer has us crazy excited about chillier days to come. We'll be pairing this comfy sweater-short with black tights and ankle booties all through winter (and into early spring). 9" inseam. Wool/silk/cashmere. Dry clean. Import.
Made from a subtle herringbone cotton twill with a hint of stretch, this cool-girl cargo short has a slightly worn-in look we love. It'll be number one on our packing list for a warm-weather getaway. Sits just above hip. 7" inseam. Cotton with a hint of stretch. Zip fly. Pockets. Machine wash. Import.