Bermuda shorts are something that I get asked about all the time and rightfully so. They can be so tricky to find and are something that either fit awesome or look totally frumpy. I ordered a bunch of shorts to try on and share with you how they each fit, where the lengths hit, and if they have stretch or not. I was amazingly surprised at how well so many of them fit and looked on.
For reference I am a size 26 waist, size 2, weigh around 115 lbs and am 5’2.
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90S BOYFRIEND SHORT || AMERICAN EAGLE || WEARING SIZE 2 || FITS TRUE TO SIZE
This pair I really liked, they remind me of my AGolde pair that were a lot more money than these. These are very similar with a fraction of the price. They have an oversized fit to them but don’t look frumpy.
BLACK BIKER SHORT || AMERICAN EAGLE || WEARING SIZE XS || FITS TRUE TO SIZE
A couple people asked me to try the biker shorts tend and I will say it isn’t for me ha. I couldn’t take these off fast enough. I do know some people that can wear them and totally rock them though!
SKINNY BERMUDA SUPER STRETCH || AMERICAN EAGLE || WEARING SIZE 2 || FITS TRUE TO SIZE
This pair is a really simple basic pair of denim shorts. I like that they have the cuff at the bottom that you can roll or unroll them. These are a classic pair that don’t have any distressing & I like the darker wash to them as well. They have a little bit of stretch to them too which I love because it makes them really comfortable. If you are only going to get one pair of bermuda shorts I would say to get this one because they are so classic.
SUPER HIGH WAISTED DENIM BIKER SHORT || AMERICAN EAGLE || WEARING SIZE 2 || FITS TRUE TO SIZE
I can’t tell you how obsessed I am with this pair. I absolutely love the length and the distressing to them. These don’t have as much stretch as so me of the other pairs, but that is okay with me where they are a little bit of a looser fit. They are a boyfriend type fit but also super flattering and the legs aren’t too wide.
HI-RISE SKINNY BERMUDA || AMERICAN EAGLE || WEARING SIZE 2 || FITS TRUE TO SIZE
This would be my second favorite pair after the black pair above. These have distressing to them, but they have backing behind them if that is something that you are looking for. I like that it gives them the distressed look but with a more modest look.These have a good stretch to them too if that is something you are looking for in your shorts!
CATHERINE BOYFRIEND SHORT || KUT FROM THE CLOTH || WEARING SIZE 0 || SIZE DOWN
I didn’t think this pair would be long enough for my personal standards in bermuda shorts but they were the perfect length. I wouldn’t personally go any shorter than this pair though. These are a little bit more expensive but I feel like you can really see the difference & feel the difference in the designer denim. They don’t have a ton of stretch to them but they also aren’t stiff if that even makes sense.
MID RISE 90’s || AGOLDE || WEARING SIZE 26 || FIT TRUE TO SIZE
These are my holy grail shorts. They are expensive yes, but for me they are worth it because I literally wear them every single day in the summer time. They have the perfect oversized fit, not too much distressing, and they are super comfy. I am completely obsessed with these shorts!
HEARTBREAKER || FREE PEOPLE || WEARING SIZE 26 || FIT SLIGHTLY BIG
This pair is very similar to the AGOLDE pair listed above, however they are under $90 which makes them a ton cheaper than the other pair. This pair fits slightly oversized so I would maybe size down one size. I am going to patch behind the distressing on the legs. They are high waisted which I love too.
HIGH RISE BERMUDA || UNIVERSAL THREADS || WEARING SIZE 2 || FIT TRUE TO SIZE
This pair is from Target and I have really liked them. They haven’t held up as well as some of the more expensive shorts, but have done the job. They have a little bit of stretch to them, but fit a little snug on my thighs. I have a few denim pair from this line as well and they have all fit true to size but a little snug on my thighs. They are super affordable though which is the best!!
I hope this helps you to find a pair of bermuda shorts that work for you! They can be such a tricky thing to find the right fit, right price, style, etc. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!