It’s been well established that Abercrombie and me, well, we have a thing. A real deal committed relationship, if you will, because they keep releasing denim that actually makes me excited to get dressed.
With warmer weather on the horizon (okay, distant horizon if you live anywhere Up North like I do…but a girl can dream) I thought it would be fun to try on a bunch of their denim shorts, including their popular Mom Shorts, the Dad Shorts (with two different waistbands), and the 90s Cutoff Shorts.
While I truly loved them all (two were my faves from last summer), a few new pairs of cutoffs stood out above the rest!
The Most Popular Denim Shorts At Abercrombie Worth Trying
The video below contains my full try-on with first impression thoughts about Abercrombie’s popular denim shorts for summer. For a little extra cherry on top, I included a newly released denim style (not seen in the video) at the bottom of this post — don’t miss it!
1. The Fan Favorite: High-Rise 4 Inch Mom Shorts
Abercrombie’s fan favorite of last summer were their High Rise Mom Shorts, and this year they brought it back in even more washes and additional rises. My favorite from last year were their 4 Inch High Rise Mom Shorts because at 5’9″, I appreciate the extra length.
I lovingly call the wash I own my Zombie Apocalypse Shorts because, well, the distressing is a bit extra. Abercrombie (thankfully) brought these back this year in a few cleaner, less ripped versions that are so good.
2. A Trendy New Rise: Mid Rise Mom Shorts
The rise of all bottoms are officially getting lower. These Mid Rise Mom Shorts are actually a shockingly good alternative for AGOLDE’s Parker Cutoff Shorts, and I break down all the specific stats with comparisons of the two shorts over on this post.
Shorts | Tee | Sweatshirt
3. The Go-To Classic: 90s High Rise Cutoff Shorts
These 90s High Rise Cutoff Shorts are your classic go-to cutoff. They have a looser leg than the Mom Short and feel more worn-in, if you will. It’s like you took an oversized thrifted pair of jeans and just, well, cut them right off into shorts. While my wash is from last year, Abercrombie brought them back in a few cleaner, trendier styles including a black denim that is not to be missed.
4. Vintage Disneyland Vibes: High Rise Dad Shorts
The High Rise Dad Shorts are, surprisingly, the stand out favorite for me from this entire try-on. With their high rise and longer leg length, plus a roomier booty, these are just so incredibly comfortable. The Dad Shorts have a very vintage feel, almost as if you’re actually a dad walking around Disneyland in the ’90s.
These shorts come with two waistband options: regular, and the trendy criss-cross waistband that just seems to be getting more popular with each season. The criss-cross creates a V formation in the front, enhancing your curves (or in my case, giving the appearance of curves). YES, please.
5. Special Appearance: 90s Low Rise Baggy Shorts (Not In Video)
First things first: do not let the name scare you. Abercrombie is doing a fantastic job at easing us into the latest rises, and instead of making their low rises the underwear-showing versions of the early aughts, they are rather quite modest. While these 90s Low Rise Baggy Shorts do hit a few inches below my belly button, my underwear are safely covered.
The leg of these shorts are just loose enough to be incredibly comfortable, and although the leg is a relaxed fit, I find that they are the most flattering on my thighs compared to the rest. Abercrombie shorts somehow keep getting better and better, and I must say – these are my new top favorite.
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I bought an embarrassing number of denim shorts to try and the Abercrombie 90’s were the hands down winners! I am in no way shaped like Amy so if they work on both of us, they might very well be magic. Gap, Madewell, and the other Abercrombie styles all went back. Now, if it would just warm up enough to wear them…