Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by vava Not for me, but for someone else!
I wanted to try a looser fit this year to try to be 'fashion forward'. LOL. I guess I'm more daring when it comes to shoes, as compared to pants. I thought these shorts were cute on the model, but once I had them on I thought they made me look bigger than I am. Probably because of the pleats?
My husband thought they looked like "basketball" shorts. hahahaha....
Anyway, they are nicely made but I sent them back to exchange for a pair of the black Campbell Capris. Sizing is probably true to size. I usually wear a size 2 or 4 in shorts and I ordered the 2 in these. I wear a size 4 in pencil skirts and range between 27-28 in jeans or cords.
I think to make these shorts look great, you have to probably wear heels? Again, I'm not sure. I hope some others review these shorts because I'm curious about their impressions.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MainLineStyleMaven Hail to a New Classic!
I purchased these shorts in black knowing I would love them from the pictures and in person they did not disappoint. The line and drape is beautiful- feminine, not boxy and not too tight which would look ridiculous with this style of short.
The crepe feels great on and was wrinkle-free right out of the package so I believe they would travel extremely well. I am of average height ( 5'5") and they end about an inch or two above my knee. The length will be great to wear to work with hose and heels or espadrilles for a more casual look.
I love that despite my curvy shape they are still extremely flattering. I have been searching for shorts like these literally FOR YEARS- thanks JCREW for reading my mind.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emma Cute but large
These shorts are statement shorts; beware they are very big. I have more of an hourglass shape and found the 6 to gap in the waist so much I'd have to have them taken in at a tailor.
April 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by YourMom Drapey: Highlights Legs and Upper Hips
5 STARS: drapery, dressy, classy knee length shorts in beautiful colors!
Areas of needed improvement: widen waist band, lower the pleats, use natural fabrication.
I ordered these shorts in sz 4, one size smaller than my usual size, (I'm 5'7" 130lb, sz 6) which worked perfectly.
The drape through the thighs is loose and BEAUTIFUL. Pink was looser at the waist than black.
They are made of polyester, and as I tried them on the black fabric picked up dust from even my lotion.
They looked fantastic with all my heels, but my legs are slim and I couldn't carry off flats. They really highlight and bring an attractive focus to the legs!
If your hips/back/flank area doesn't dip in and look narrow like the model, they emphasize the broadness there, especially since they are higher waisted. This is covered by the vest, or possibly by another top, although letting anything other than the constructed vest hang over the front pleats looks bulky at the stomach area.
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCrewAddict Winner Short
JCrew hits it out of the ball park. Again. I had reservations about ordering this online as front pleats could add quite a bit of bulk. These, however, are streamlined in the back, so the overall look is flowing and elegant. The mauve is a dusty lilac, not pink in the least, and exactly as it appears online. Great alternative to skirts which aren't always practical or shorts which aren't always professional. This strikes the perfect middle ground. Very stylish summer office attire option. I personally plan to wear for my job in Germany and the Netherlands this summer - both countries known for biking. JCrew just solved my wardrobe challenge. Need I say more??
May 31, 2015