Best women’s shorts for summer 2022 such as denim, workout linen, and more

While all the cool kids are wearing their pumped-up kicks, all fashion-conscious ladies are wearing the best shorts for summer.


We’re not worried, we adore this year’s hottest jumpsuits as well as midi dresses and cocktail dresses. However, shortssuch as your favorite jeans and wide-leg trousersis a must-have item that everybody needs in their wardrobe for warmer weather.

Therefore, we’re bringing to you one of the biggest edits we’ve ever made, featuring 65 shorts that’ll have you comfortable fashionable, stylish and stylish this season. From paperbag-style shorts to athletic pants that we’re eager to whip off our wallets, too.

If you’re in search of fashionable shorts to go with your comfy heels, or a pair you can run around in with your white sneakers, we’ll help you run out of options.

Shopping for men’s clothing too? See our guide to the best shorts for guys.

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  • Best Women’s Denim Shorts
  • Best Women’s Bermuda Shorts
  • Best Women’s Basketball Shorts
  • Best Women’s Bike Shorts
  • Best Women’s Linen Shorts
  • Best Women’s Chino Shorts
  • Best Women’s Leather Shorts

Best Women’s Denim Shorts

Levi’s 501 Original Shorts

Levi’s original 501 Shorts are popular, specifically for being comfortable and seamless in the 99% cotton fabric. Its famous straight-fit style and subtle frays are a common feature across several washes — all of which are available on Amazon.

Wild Fable Super High-Rise Cut-Off Jean Shorts

Wild Fable is a remarkable Target brand, particularly because its inexpensive items are available in a wealth of hues and sizes too. We are awestruck by the trend-setting high-rise fit, front and back pockets, as well as its 100% cotton fabric for cool, breezy , and comfortable bottoms that you’ll soon have to live in.

Sonoma Goods For Life High-Rise Curvy 5” Denim Shorts

True to form, this medium tone denim color is perfect for all of us (not to mention, these shorts are currently on a huge discount in Kohl’s right now). You’ll be able to appreciate the contoured waistband, appeal to your silhouette and the fact that it’s sustainable by virtue of its recycled polyester-blend design.

Eytino Mid-Rise Jean Shorts

Hello, florals! Eytino’s Midrise Jean Shorts have a bit of everything: a cool-toned denim flair mixed with distressing patches, and the main attraction the sexy white and pink floral details which look stunning with your favorite white tee. Plus, they’ll look sweet-as-can-be with the most stylish sandals we’ve picked.

Abercrombie High-Rise 4” Mom Shorts

We’re hearing it from Abercrombie (which is surely having some sort of moment). Abercrombie’s high-rise 4″Mom” Shorts come in a variety of washes, all of which feature a slight raw-cut hem that instantly transports you to a boardwalk or beach. And, of course, the old-fashioned stretch fabric is soft and one you’ll wish to wear throughout the year.

Lulus Olivia Distressed Ultra High-Rise Denim Mom Shorts

Simple and chic, Lulus’ Olivia Distressed Ultra High-Rise Denim mom Shorts are the less-than-$50 pair your wardrobe is waiting for. Five pockets, a hidden button fly, and the tiniest of distressing will look gorgeous with one of our best bodysuits also.

Everlane The Relaxed ’90s Short

If you’re looking for classic, well-made, denim, you can’t skip Everlane. Specifically, its Relaxed ’90s Short features that classic mid-rise that we’ve all come to know and love, its relaxed design and all-round premium organic cotton. Also, it’s available in a deeper indigo shade to make two pieces for your collection.

BlankNYC Tied Waist Short

Oh, paperbags -How we love you. BlankNYC’s Tied Waist Short is the perfect blend of high-end quality, cost-effectiveness, and style. It comes with the most sought-after acid wash pattern that looks amazing with a black, seamless top — like Commando’s Ballet Racerback Bodysuit ($98) — and also one of the year’s finest high-heels in a barefooted style.

Madewell Denim Yoke Shorts

Denim shorts but making them more detailed. Madewell’s Denim Yoke Shorts will help you in making your outfit go from a”B” to an “A. The reason for this is for the A-line shape with a back-in-time, college-yearbook-style and non stretch, marble wash. Plus, they’ll make you look iconic with the brand’s Kickoff Trainer Sneakers ($98) which we really love.

Princess Polly Open Road Denim Paperbag Shorts

Take a note of our own wardrobe Princess Polly’s Open Road Denim Paperbag shorts have been (1) the one our most-worn pairs and (2) the easiest to toss on over your favorite swimsuits or put on with a solid crop top. Now is the time to buy, you can thank us afterward.

Best Women’s Bermuda Shorts

J.Crew Mid-Length Denim Short

We have a lot to thank J.Crew for, with its Mid-Length Denim Short is just one of them. From its natural tone to its 100% cotton make them one of the most beloved pairs in your closet. It’s also one of the best pairs to transition into summer with.

Pistola Kelly 90s Skater Short

It’s the 90s calling, and they’re calling for the shorts they wore back. The Pistola Kelly 90s Skater Short is stunningly-crafted bermuda shorts that provides you with maximum coverage and doesn’t look too off-trend. The heavy shredding along the hems makes for an easy-breezy, stay-in-the-sun look too.

Pilcro Breaker Denim Shorts

“Pilcro’s Breaker Denim Shorts are giving us the most adorable Peter Pan vibes (in the most appropriate way). At less than $100 from Anthropologie the ensemble makes dressing a breeze when paired up with your most-loved designer bag or denim jacket.

Frame High-Rise Denim Bermuda Shorts

For a wash that couldn’t be more accurate to cool-toned blue, Frame’s High-Rise Bermuda Shorts are that stylish worthy, splurge-worthy purchase we’ve decided for you to con sider putting on your radar. Its silver-toned metal hardware, belt loops and an amazing combination of fraying and fade will give you plenty of a reason not to take them off all season all year.

LOFT Monroe Chino Bermuda Shorts

To get a polished and elegant appearance, you can’t miss LOFT’s Monroe Chino Bermuda shorts. They’re fairly priced at $50. They’re available in a variety colors , and match perfectly with your most coveted fine jewelry pieces.

L.L.Bean Wrinkle-Free Bayside Shorts

Get your khaki pants on, cut them in half, and voila — you have L.L.Bean’s wrinkle-free Bayside Shorts. They’re great for any type of outfit, from casual walks to formal dinners. The bottoms come in a wide range of neutral colors , and in a variety of sizes, too.

Charter Club Pull-On Bermuda Shorts

Indulge in all-day comfort with Charter Club’s Pull-On Bermuda Shorts. They are available in olive, pink green, and many other gorgeous shades, these shorts are timeless due to its knee-length shape and comfortable fabric.

Zella Getaway Bermuda Shorts

Yes, Bermuda shorts could have an edgier, more casual appearance. Zella’s Getaway Bermuda Shorts are the $55 bottoms that your wardrobe has been looking for. The recycled polyester blend as well as the elastic waistband and subtle flow at the hem are only three reasons to add them to our wishlists.

SHEIN Pleated Shorts

Looking for a pair of shorts that have a fashionable edge? The SHEIN Pleated Shorts give the illusion of Gucci or Fendi for a reasonable price of $14. In addition, it’s a well-constructed fit that’s sure to be a hit with compliments.

St. John’s Bay Mid-Rise 11” Denim Bermuda Shorts

With the St. John’s Bay’s Mid Rise 11” Denim Bermuda Shorts, you’ll never need to ask whether the traditional pair is too short. Made to stand the years, the now-$21 roll-ups come in other vibrant colors that are great for warm summer days including turquoise and peach.

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