The Most Comfortable Shorts EVER – American Eagle

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When I first put these shorts on, I was like “oh yeah, I’m keeping these babies” before I even looked in the mirror.  They are hands-down the MOST comfortable item of clothing I’ve ever put on my body.  (I mean, it didn’t hurt that they were under $40, too).  So soft, so perfectly broken-in . . . long enough to wear without feeling like everything is hanging out . . . it almost didn’t even matter what they looked like.  Almost.

The problem I have when I buy longer shorts is that they typically make me look wider than I am.  Because I have to buy them large enough to fit my butt, the legs kind of stick out straight and make my thighs look bigger (where my big booty girls at – I know you know what I’m talking about!).  So I just had to figure out how to make them flattering.  The solution?  A simple roll at the bottom gave them a bit more shape and voila – I found my new favorite pair of shorts.

I’ve been wearing this jacket on repeat lately . . . I love the moto details, longer length and the super soft material.  It’s lightweight and perfect for layering throughout the spring and summer.  Oh and these shoes??  LOVE.  The color, the comfiness . . . I will be wearing these babies with everything from denim (obviously) to sundresses this summer.

Wearing:

American Eagle Bermudas (I’m wearing a size 8, but they’re pretty slouchy – a 6 would probably work as well) **The distressed shorts are still available in 00-4 but the same cut is fully stocked in a darker color without distressing.

Topshop Cami (I’m loving this swingy top from Topshop that comes in a ton of colors and regular or petite sizes)

Caslon Jacket (Also in olive green and in regular or petite sizes – I’m wearing an xs regular because I like the longer length)

Topshop Sandals (also in a cool gray color with a marble heel)

Favorite American Eagle Shorts

XOXO,

Scotti

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15 Comments

  1. Big booty girl right here — appreciate this as I often look for slightly longer shorts, too (mostly because I don’t love my bigger thighs, but whatevs). I may give these a try

  2. Danielle Hammer on

    After seeing you in the AE shorts in your post about your mom, I decided to try the shorts myself. I am hooked! Soft, stretchy and best if all, great price point. I really like those bermudas in you too! Thank you for posting shorts that are reasonable on price.

  3. Stephanie S. on

    These look perfectly distressed. The only thing with AE denim, is the tell-tale stitching on the back pockets 🙄. I wonder if the stitching could be taken off ??? Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Total big-booty girl here too, SO bummed they are sold out in anything larger than a 4…. Boo. Let us know if you find any other good options for us girls with substance in the bum area!

  5. Love these shorts!!! They look great on you, so sad they’re sold out in most sizes 😥 More importantly though, what self tanner are you using on your legs? The color is AMAZING!!! I would love to know, it looks incredibly natural…..
    If you aren’t using any self tanner and that’s just your natural leg color disregard the question and revel in your super human skin tone!!!
    Thanks! Layla

  6. Love how they fit you! I’ve been looking for shorts where everything doesn’t hang out. Big booty girl here but also have some good sized thighs. A little worried the bermudas might be tight on my thighs. Thoughts?

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