Girls' Woven Swim Short
Really Wanted To Love These!
The style, fit, fabric, convenience, level of modesty these offer is wonderful, and up to par for what I would expect from Land's End. I was relieved when my daughter tried these on and said they "would work" (code for she likes them). After washing and then wearing them for just a short time, she started to complain that they were itchy at the waistband. I hoped it was because they were new. After I washed them again and she put them on to wear a second time, they were still bothering her. She took them off and I checked inside the waistband. I was surprised to find that the stitching around the waist lays so that, across the front of the shorts, the seams are raised and can rub against a very sensitive area (you cannot feel it in the back due to the elastic gathering). For any child who might be even a little bit sensitive, this could be a problem. Unfortunately, I will have to return these and shop elsewhere for her swim wear this year. Again.
June 14, 2013
Cute, High-Quality Product
These shorts are adorable on my little girl. They are very comfortable and the fabric feels high--quality and soft. I think it's important to mention that these shorts have an elastic panty inside so it is not necessary to wear a bathing suit underneath. Great product!
May 20, 2013
I would get a solid color top. The top with dots on it dosen't match
May 12, 2013
Did not fit well but well made
These shorts are very well made but didn't fit well.
May 11, 2013
Another great Lands End swimsuit: high quality, can take a beating, fits correctly.
I got these shorts swim bottoms for my 5 year-old daughter because the strap from her life jacket would chafe her inner thigh with a regular swimsuit. Very happy with this purchase, as always. With weekly swim lessons, we needed a higher quality swimsuit and as always, Lands End delivers.
May 11, 2013
Love these swim shorts-thank you LE
Love these shorts. Ordered a size down based on prior reviewers comments and they fit perfect. Love that LE offers high quality swim shorts for girls. We are on the boat almost everyday and these shorts offer a comfortable swimable super-cute option. Got the purple dots and the blue pattern and love them both. The elastic waistband is a perfect fit for my skin ey 7 year old who usually wears a 7 but got her a 6 in these.
May 2, 2013
Great swim shorts
My daughter chose a pink pair of these to go with the pink swim shirt with dots. They fit her great and are very comfortable. She has enjoyed them in swimming. The color of the shorts does not perfectly match the fabric of the shirt, though I think this is because they are different fabrics. It is pretty close to the same and I may be the only one who notices, but that is the one thing I wish was better, the color matching.
April 30, 2013
Love these shorts! Perfect to wear when going to the beach or water park.
April 29, 2013
Fits great, well made, great alternative to bikini bottoms
April 27, 2013
Perfect shorts, extra modesty
These swim shorts are perfect when extra modesty is needed! They fit my daughter true to size. We've always been pleased with Lands End's swim shorts and are completely satisfied again this year.
Worth noting is that while the shorts match the other swimsuit pieces, the polka dot pattern shorts do not have the sparkly foil accents the swimsuit tops have.
The fabric is a bit stiffer than expected, but my daughter likes it. The shorts resist bunching, ballooning, and sticking better than lighter weight fabric. When dry, they wear more like regular clothing. Throw on a T-shirt and wear them beyond the pool or beach. However, the fabric might be too stiff or bulky when made into the smallest sizes.
There is a thoughtfully placed piece of fabric on the inside of the waistband behind the rivets, giving a smooth fit and preventing skin contact with the rivets (for kids with dermal allergies to metal.) As always, I wish the drawstring was functional for size adjustment. It could possibly be made functional by slipping a few stitches to insert a drawstring.
I only wish they hadn't sold out of the dark blue so quickly!
April 24, 2013