Hi everyone! This has been a highly requested blog post. I get asked a bunch about my favorite cut-off shorts and honestly I have a bunch. This is a breakdown of my most worn shorts plus a couple of new pairs mixed in. I have included the inseam, sizing and color for each pair to make it easier!
For reference, I am 5’5 and typically wear a size 25!
These shorts are my favorite looking ones. I have had them since last year and wear them all the time. The price point is also quite reasonable. There is no stretch in them so it is best to go up one size from your normal size.
501 Cut-off Denim Shorts/ $59 / 2.5 inch inseam / Color: Waveline / Size up one size- Wearing a 26.
501 High Waist Cutoff Shorts/ $69 / 2.5 inch inseam / Color: Drive Me Crazy/ Size up one size- wearing a 26.
These are the same style as the pair above but in a darker color and slightly less distressing. I feel like they look better in person than online so hopefully you find this try on helpful. Again, there is no stretch in these so it’s best to go up a full size.
Tulip Hem Denim Shorts/ $64, on sale for $44 / 3.5 inch inseam / Color: Baywash / Sizing- Size down one full size, wearing a 24.
These shorts are an inch longer than the previous too with less rips and tears. The tulip hem is a nice detail. These have a good amount of stretch and run fairly big so it’s best to size down one size from your normal.
High-Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts / $69, on sale for $52 / 4 inch uncuffed inseam / Wash: Glen Oaks / These fit true to size, I am wearing a 25.
These are my most worn shorts. I love that you can cuff them or leave them longer and uncuffed. They have a good amount of stretch and are super comfortable. If you are only going to buy one pair of cutoff shorts this summer, I would grab these ones!
High-Waist Button Front Shorts/ $74, on sale for $55 / 4 inch inseam uncuffed / Wash: Derby / Fit: True to size, wearing a 25.
These ones are new to me and I am so glad I ordered them! They have a good amount of stretch and again, I love that you can choose to wear them cuffed or uncuffed. The button fly detail is also a nice detail.
High-Waist Button Front Cut off Shorts / $74 / 3 inch uncuffed inseam / Wash: Tile White / Fit: True to size, wearing a 25.
These are my. GO TO white cut offs. I bought them last year and they are still my favorite, as far as white ones go. They are a bit shorter than some of my others but you can wear them uncuffed for added length. These are a true white color.
Twill shorts / $59, on sale for $39 / 3.5 inch inseam / Color: Cloud Linen / Fit: I am wearing my regular size 25 here, they are a bit larger but I think sizing down to a 24 would be too small.
I purchased these to give you all a second option to the previous white shorts. These ones are definitely a bit longer and looser. Please note though- they are definitely more of an off-white in person compared to the tile white ones above. The price point is great and they come in a few other colors if you were looking for a pair of non cut-off shorts.
I hope you all find this compare/contrast helpful! I will also be doing an IG try on of all of them to show you in real life how they look and will save the videos to a Cut-Off Shorts highlights reel for you all!
Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own and genuine.