If you’re a long-time reader, you may already know about my love affair with American Eagle denim shorts. I’ve been wearing them forever.
From the baggy Bermuda shorts of 2017 (now known as Tomgirl shorts) to the midi cut-offs I wore during my pregnancy to the two screw-it-I-give-up–on-high-rise-shorts I wore last year.
American Eagle has just perfected that lived-in, super-soft, perfectly distressed, slightly stretchy and comfortable fit I’m always looking for in denim shorts. (For a LOT less money, too!)
And this year? They did it again. Because their Denim Mom Shorts?
High-Rise, Distressed, Well-Priced…AE Denim Mom Shorts Are On Point
I’ve been wearing American Eagle’s denim midi shorts for a looong time now, but I always like to see what new styles they come up with every summer. And this year, their Denim Mom Shorts are on point. Don’t let the name fool you, either — with an ultra high-rise but relaxed fit, these are flattering and super comfortable.
The “comfort stretch” waistband is…well, stretchy…and doesn’t dig in when you sit down (I hate that), while the rest of the shorts themselves are rigid. But the fabric is thinner than a lot of rigid denim I’ve tried, which makes these so much easier to wear.
And unlike most of American Eagle’s denim shorts, I didn’t size up in these! I did try on the size 8, but the 6 (my usual size) fit a bit better overall. (I’d still size up in the midi shorts, though!)
There are a ton of washes and colors to choose from (including an embroidered pair with frayed edges and an adorable floral option with side slits), but I’m always partial to the cut-offs with all the holes, myself.
This particular pair obviously has lots of distressing (I’m wearing destroyed bright) and I actually didn’t realize there was a hole in the bum until I got them home and wore them. It’s just about the tamest “bum hole” out there (omg did I just say that?), but it’s as wild as I’d want to go with any distressing there. You can’t really see much of anything through it, but I thought it was important to note.
Also, I have to shout out Altar’d State for their selection of graphic tees — so good. I love this one because the waist is perfect. It’s not cropped (so no flashes of belly skin) but it’s shorter than a typical tee, and therefore perfect to wear with high-rise bottoms! I bought this oversized t-shirt as well when I was in-store and found a ton more designs online.
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