Women's Market Shorts
My new go to shorts!
Great shorts. Comfortable, flattering, wash well. Length is good, not too long but have good coverage for a modest mom.
June 10, 2013
I love these shorts!!!
I am 5 ft 8 inches and about 150 lbs., with long legs and I love the way these fit and flatter. I wear them loose because it's hot out here in the Central Valley, and they are cool and comfortable. Because of the low rise, they would not be suitable on my body for wear with a short top, but I think they look great with this season's linen tunics and with long T-shirts.
I got them in white and have ordered them in other colors, too. (I also have the pants in three colors). The white fabric is a bit lighter weight than the other colors, and I like the slightly contrasting stitching on the white.
I'm getting ready to take them on a vacation to the Mediterranean.
June 8, 2013
My new favorite shorts
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this item fit. The model wearing them in the catalog was quite thin and willowy and the shorts had a low slung appearance but I kept seeing them paired up with tops I liked so I decided to try them. They are one of the best fitting shorts I've ever had. I'm medium height and a little overweight. The waistband was comfortable and the length was mid-thigh which was what I was hoping for. I bought a second pair in a different color and will likely buy more. It is a bit pricey though.
May 29, 2013
Cute in dark blue!
I received these in dark blue after the walnut color was sold out. It was not disappointing. These shorts go well with both a T-shirt and a somewhat dressier shirt as well, and they wash really well. Great buy.
May 28, 2013
Lightweight material (great for Florida's never-ending summer). Well made, good quality. A size 6 typically fits me just right but these were a little loose in the waist, but not so much that I would consider getting a size smaller. May require a quick iron -- I can't say for sure since I line dry, which often leads to more wrinkles than out of the dryer -- mine do, if I am doing more than just staying around the house. I got the French Walnut and am very pleased with the color.
May 11, 2013
This is a great basic pair of shorts for the summer; I bought it in 3 colors!
May 11, 2013
Too big and baggy
I have a slim frame. I ordered a size 2, and these still were baggy and completely unflattering. They look cute in the picture, but in person, they didn't work at all, at least not for me. I ended up returning them.
May 6, 2013
I am 5'4" with a 26 inch waist (natural waist) and 30 inch hips (low hip near saddle bag area) and weigh around 115 (depending on the month.. rolling my eyes!). I bought a 2 petite in wrought iron, french walnut and celestial blue after purchasing the Market Pants in the same colors. These are just as flattering as the pants! The rise is about 6 inches (a couple of inches below the navel, modest enough for those of us that have had children with a little pouch but not that awful up to your armpits rise). The length, with the cuffs rolled, hits mid-thigh (I prefer a 7 inch inseam and these are spot on to cover what's not attractive while revealing only what is...). The pants do stretch a bit after wearing so I assume the shorts will, as well....which, to me, would be fine because the shape will allow that while still maintaining a fun, flattering fit with the drawstring waist and tapered legs... it gives my derriere a cute little rounded shape and believe me, I need all the help I can get these days!). The weight of the material is on the lighter side and you can tell these will become really soft over time. The colors are true. These will be great with flip flops and sneakers and would work for trips to the beach, water park, store and in the garden. I'm pitching the pile of shorts and summer pants that just missed the mark in my closet and making these my new staple! Lands End does it again! Thank you!
May 5, 2013
These are a nice material but not wearable. They're boxy with no difference between waist and hip and the rise is too short. They feel as if they're going to fall off even with the draw string because the waist is just too low to sit where tightening the top is possible.
May 4, 2013
I really like the fabric of these shorts and the quality of construction but the fit is odd to me. I am 5'4" with a regular rise. These shorts were 2" below my navel. It was impossible to pull them up and adjust the fit as suggested in the product description because the rise was a close cut already. I have two pair of LE drawstring shorts that are 20 yr old. I still wear them. The fit, material and quality were all perfect and allowed for adjustments without compromising the rise. I would like to say that @ 63 my figure is perfect and that I can attractively wear shorts/pants that drop down 2" past the navel but it would be an untruth. In fact, I see very few females, regardless of age, who look good in the low/modern cut. Unless you are model thin or willing to suit up in foundation garments/girdles to contain your jiggles, belly rolls and muffin tops then this fit just exposes your flaws.
April 29, 2013