When American Eagle came out with their Extreme Flex line, I literally wouldn’t shop anywhere else. I’ll always choose comfort when it comes to denim shorts especially. Jenne and I recently challenged ourselves to go try on denim shorts from a variety of affordable brands. Here’s what we found out for you!
Shorts Found by Lindsey
I haven’t been to Kohl’s in FOREVER and I honestly don’t know why. I discovered way too many brands that were both affordable and fashionable and ended up bringing two pairs home. When you’re on the hunt for something specific, I suggest you do what I did. I walked through the entire women’s department and grabbed just about every denim short in sight. Well, one pair from each brand at least. I was truly surprised how comfortable just about every pair was too.
Simply Vera : This was the first pair I ended up taking home. How could I pass up this adorable embroidered pair? I absolutely love everything about this pair from the fit to the length. They also have the perfect amount of stretch.
Rock n’ Republic: I would’ve purchased this pair because they were super comfortable. But, the back pocket had USA bedazzled on them in red rhinestones. It’s not that I don’t love being patriotic, but I want to buy a pair of denim that I can wear with anything. I’m also probably way too old to rock bedazzled things.
Lauren Conrad: I was sooo close to buying these shorts because they were so comfortable. The only thing that stopped me was the how similar they were to the Apt. 9 pair I tried on.
Apt 9: I tried on two different pairs by this brand. One of them was this white washed denim that I loved, but didn’t fit. I needed to size down in that color for some reason, and my store didn’t have it. The other was the pair I bought instead of the Lauren Conrad shorts. They were so similar, but this Apt 9 pair had a cute design on the butt that sold me.
Jennifer Lopez: I have never met a pair of shorts that is loose around the thigh, and didn’t lose my butt. That is until, I met this pair. They were perfect aside from the fact they weren’t very stretchy around the waistband. I like a stretch waist so sitting is just as comfortable as standing in them.
Sonoma: This is a pretty basic pair of denim shorts so I didn’t love them or hate them. They’re super comfortable and a great length, so if you’re on the hunt for simple these are for you!
American Eagle: Going back to American Eagle, these are pricier than the Kohl’s brands of course. I don’t think it hurts to have at least one pair of AE shorts though. They’re great quality and incredibly comfortable. I love the midi style shorts because they’re the perfect length.
Shorts Found by Jenne
In the past, I’ve never had luck with shorts at Target. At 5’10” they are typically just not the right rise or length for me. Buttttt this year I was so pleasantly surprised, check out what I found in the tryon video below!
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As you can tell, high rise is my jam. It seems that there are lots of options this season. Did we miss any of your favorite brands?!