Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 3 out of 5 by MomQ No Adjustable Waist for Size 14&16!?
My short 12 year old -about 4'10", 90 lbs- fits perfectly into size 12 long pants right now. Frankie shorts have always run small, so this year she's wearing size 14 Frankies that I picked up on sale last year. The hip and the length fit great but the waist is too big so she has them slightly tightened - they've got the adjustable waist. She's going through a growth spurt and the summer sales started so I just ordered 4 pairs of these in size 16. The quality and style is the same as previous years but the waist was not adjustable anymore! I went back and read the description - size 14 and 16 do not have adjustable waists!? Why not, J. Crew? Size 16 is actually HUGE, about the size of women's regular size 2. I can almost wear it and I wear size 4. I realized I should have ordered women's 3" chino shorts in size 00 instead of Crewcuts size 16 as the next size up! If your daughter is still not quite adult size and preen skinny, size 16 will be way too big for her.
July 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by minnie shorts for kids
My daughters have worn these shorts for years. This year, the cinching at the waist was removed. Wish they had either cinching at the waist or belt loops. If the waist isn't PERFECT, they are tough to wear.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bookgirl173 Great shorts
I buy several pairs of these each summer. They are great - nice colors, classic cut, well-made, no ironing needed - though be warned they do run pretty small. My tall, thin 5 yo wears a 7 with the waist cinched nearly all the way (to allow for year-round wear).
May 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kimberly Shorts
My daughter is between sizes so I order 5 colors in a size 14. The size 12's from last year were a little tight. I ordered this short because it came with an adjustable waist. Well it used to. I received one color in a 14 with an adjustable waist and the other ones did not have an adjustable waist. I am so disappointed. An adjustable waist should be in everything they make for kids. So annoyed with JCREW. It says on the website adjustable waist is in sizes 2-12. Then why did I get one on the size 14 shorts with an adjustable waist....
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smiley Perfect summer shorts
My daughter is a true 14/16 and these shorts fit her so well and she loved how they made her feel! The length is very appropriate for a young girl. The quality is what I alway, always expect and get from J. Crew! Xoxo, satisfied customer mom and daughter.
May 16, 2014