Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate Love them, but size down
APPARENTLY, I didn't read the reviews when I purchased these. I'm usually a 10/12 in women's dresses and pants, but after reading the sizing measurements for these board shorts I went with the 14. They fit great, they were a little baggy and I could have gone a size down, but I figured it wasn't a big deal. One trip into the ocean proved me wrong, I had to hold them up the whole time I was in the water. So, ladies, if they are a little loose dry, they will be around your ankles when you're wet.
Other than that, they are wonderful. I have larger thighs (the main reason I went a size up) and hips and I was so comfortable wearing these. Ladies with bigger thighs might have trouble with the leg openings when sitting, but not so much that you'd look like sausage casing. Just something to be aware of. These bottoms are so comfortable and look like normal shorts- totally acceptable to wear while running errands before/after hitting the beach.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cincinga68 Cute, sporty swim shorts
These are almost exactly the swim shorts I was looking for. I'm past the age for teeny bikini bottoms - these offer coverage without frumpiness, and a nice, sporty style. The fabric is a little thinnish, and the crotch seam could be smoother. Overall though, I'm happy with them. I'm usually a size 4 in
J.Crew bottoms but had to size down to a 2.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CalCol Perfect Board Shorts
I love these. The rise is perfect, not to high and not to low. The length is shorter than other board shorts and I prefer it that way. The color is actually a flattering shade of neon that manages to go with all my swimsuits even better than a plain neutral would all while making me look more tan. I'm 5'7", 127 lbs. and I went with a size 4.
May 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCrewShopr Great shorts
Look and fit just as described. Note that fabric doesn't have any give or stretch to it. Perfect for sitting in the sand or by the pool with my kids. I wish it came in more colors!
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by justvisiting Surf Short Perfection
I wear a size 6 in J.Crew pants/shorts, and the size 6 Surf Short fit tts. The nylon is sturdy, but if you are in between sizes, buy the larger size because the nylon doesn't feel like it is durable enough to handle constant tension.
*Opinion: I like the Surf Shorts better than the board shorts because they look a bit more stylish and feminine, or maybe I'm just ready for a change. Bought in both colors & will buy more next year if they add new colors. Neon Kiwi is bright and not a color I would usually buy but the color suits the style, and looks great w/blues and matches the yellow stitching in the Colorblock Sun Shirt, item 38846, from summer 2013.
June 13, 2014