Rated 5 out of 5 by shirl These shorts are super comfortable
One of the first visits to J.Jill, I bought a pair of black shorts just like this and wore them for years, until I wore them out. I always wanted another pair. They are made of nice linen and are cool for summer. I can wear many tops with them. I am so glad I found them again. I wore them to Botanical Gardens last Friday and felt stylish and comfortable in them.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by msbrownstein Too long - pockets not deep enough.
It seems that JJill has been selling a version of these linen shorts for quite a while. I have bought them for years. However, over the years, the quality has gone down a ton. They used to be a more flattering length, for one thing. This length hits right about the top of the knee, and in my experience, most of us don't want to draw lots of attention to our knees!
Also, due to the "flat-front" the waist is much tighter, but the hips are still wide. So you may have to struggle to get them over your hips (due to the small elastic waist) only to have them look baggy around the hips!
Another thing that really irks me is that the pockets are so shallow they are basically unusable, and I like a nice pocket in my pants to carry my keys, a lipstick, etc. when making a quick trip.
In my opinion (and I sure hope someone from J.Jill is reading this!), about 4 years ago, they were making the best version of this short. The waistline was NOT flat in front, so the elastic could easily stretch over your hips and yet not look baggy around the hips (just comfortably roomy). The pockets were deep enough to hold small essentials AND they were sewn down so that they didn't get all wrinkled and bunched up after washing them.
The length was just right, about 3" from the knee. Please, please, J.Jill, bring that short design back!
April 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SusieL Style not flattering
I bought 4 colors of these shorts last summer and was hoping that a restyled version would be offered now.
I hardly wore them at all because the small had a waistline that was too tight yet the hips were baggy and the medium had a waistline that was way too big and the hips were huge. The flat front and pleats made the waist impossible to alter easily. The side pockets made it impossible to alter the hips easily. The fit was just not right. Unlike others I thought the length was fine.
I, too, would love a simpler linen design for shorts AND a simpler design for ankle length linen pants that would replace the flat-front styling. Something more tailored in the hips and legs and with an elastic waistband.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlexFL Great fabric and easy style, but not for curvies
Wanted to keep these, but too straight for my curvy figure
April 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KathleenB Worth hemming!
Finding shorts that I love is a nightmare and these may be the first ones I've liked in years...thick, wonderful linen and comfy elastic in the waist. I'm ready for summer. Yes, they are too long but at 5'2" that is usually the case. These are definitely worth hemming!
April 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nonesuch Too wide, too long
I got these shorts in a plus size. I should have listened to the reviewer who said they were too long. In general they just seemed big and uncomfortable on. They're going back.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ellew Nice Shorts
I like the material; very nice quality but the best part is the lining of the pockets which is nicely done!
March 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by watchintennis So Sad.. too long!
My kids play tennis so I am out in the heat all summer long. Linen shorts are my go-to. These are just too darn long and wide. I feel like a clown. The linen shorts you had a couple of years ago with the knit waist were fantastic and I completely wore them out. PLEASE bring these back!! I am desperate!
March 29, 2014