Happy (official) summer! Our team’s search for the best denim shorts is still going strong. So far, we’ve tried KUT from the Kloth and AGOLDE, but today we’re talkin’ Abercrombie denim Mom Shorts.
If you’re a bit skeptical of the whole mom shorts thing, that’s OK. (We used to be called Ain’t No Mom Jeans, after all.) A few years ago, we did our best to debunk mom jeans (aka make them less Mumsy), and it’s tricky…but it can be done. And in the spirit of sweet, sweet summer, we thought we’d give Abercrombie’s denim Mom Shorts a go.
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts: A Team Try-On & Review
Abercrombie has done a pretty good job of keeping different body types in mind when it comes to their denim, offering Curve Love styles, multiple length options and sizing that ranges from 23W to 37W. And another thing that gets a big YES in our book? That under-$100 price tag. *Chef’s kiss*
So, let’s ask our editors if Abercrombie mom jeans are all they’re cracked up to be…
Shana | Amy | Scotti | Laura | Kat | Linzi
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Shana’s Take
Both of these pairs of shorts are soft enough (they’re not the softest ever, but they’re not bad either), but where Abercrombie really shines is the wash. Not to sound like a broken record, but washes this good at a price point this low are a rare find (and Abercrombie’s particular specialty).
P.S. If you too hate shopping on Abercrombie’s website (I find the shipping really slow), Abercrombie is now being carried at Zappos, thank goodness.
Shorter Shorts (27) | Longer Shorts (27) | Cami (s) | Sandals
Shana says: For the price, Abercrombie’s Mom Shorts are pretty darn hard to beat. I’ve tried both Abercrombie’s high-rise Mom Shorts — a good dupe for AGOLDE’s Parker Short — as well as the newer 4-inch Mom Shorts with a longer inseam.
Details: I found that these shorts run fairly TTS but that the longer 4-inch pair is a bit looser.
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Scotti’s Take
Shorts (28) | Bodysuit (m, also at Zappos)
Scotti says: I’m wearing the Curve Love version of the longer high-rise shorts Shana’s wearing above — they’re super-similar, but mine are half an inch longer with a 22-inch leg opening (versus her 20-inch). The fit just allows for a little more junk in the trunk. 😉
Details: I like the longer length of these – and like Shana said, the longer ones fit slightly bigger (I’m wearing my typical 28 here) than the shorter version (Curve Love shorter version here). I like the side slit for extra room in the butt/thighs, and the wash is awesome.
Shorts (28) | Bodysuit (m, also at Zappos)
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Laura’s Take
Laura says: These A&F High-Rise Mom Shorts are SO cute! They’re unique with the seaming details and the mixed panels. I love. They’re fitted, on the shorter side on my 5’4” frame, and have structure but are still soft. That’s what I find with most Abercrombie shorts I try.
Details: Wearing a 29 here — my typical size in Abercrombie shorts (a 28 in Levi’s) — and my wash is just called Medium. I also tried a couple of the Abercrombie Mid-Rise Mom shorts, but they gapped at the back waist and were not quite the fit I wanted.
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Kat’s Take
Kat says: Do I like Abercrombie’s Curve Love mom jeans better than the Target shorts I have been rocking for the past month? Well, no. No, I don’t. However, I do think they are very cute and on-trend for the summery season.
Details: I like the length, the distressing and the slight Daisy Duke feel that they give. But, while you can’t tell from the photos, when I sit down there is major gapping. I’ve never gotten jeans darted before, but if I keep these, I may potentially do so.
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Linzi’s Take
Linzi says: No no no no no! Way too short for me and WAY not my style. I started laughing as soon as I put them on. Funny, though…in terms of how folks typically define “flattering” (even though I’m not a huge fan of that word or the connotations that go with it), these shorter shorts probably do make my legs look longer than the longer shorts I’ve tried. One more positive of these shorts…they were so freaking snug and short that they weren’t budging or moving around even an inch, and there was no gapping either (my usual complaint with denim shorts). But…still not for me. They go back. Immediately!
Abercrombie’s Denim Mom Shorts, Amy’s Take
Amy says: I have owned a few versions of Abercrombie’s Mom Shorts over the years, but this specific mid-rise version turned out to be an incredible alternative for the AGOLDE Parker Vintage cutoff (I have a full post breaking down the two pairs)! The mid-rise mom shorts are that perfect, classic cutoff that is a timeless summertime choice — loose in the leg, not restricting like so many other pairs of denim shorts can be, nor do they ride up.
Details: Wearing my true size, 28, and they’re just slightly loose, but in the best of ways.
Next up, we take on the criss-cross denim shorts trend.
This one’s for the Pinners…
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