Everlane’s Easy Chinos (reviewed here) was one my most worn Everlane items last year and one of my most worn items overall (#13 in fact). Couple that with the fact that I no longer fit into any of my shorts from pre-pregnancy (all of which were jean shorts), and I was suuuuuuper excited when Everlane revealed their Easy Chino Shorts. I was so excited that I bought two right off the bat because I had very high hopes that they would be exactly what I needed. So what did I think? Did they live up to my hopes and dreams (lol, ok I know that’s overkill when we’re talking about shorts, but really good and affordable shorts are hard to find when you’re pear shaped).
The verdict: They’re uhhhmmaaaazing. Haha, okay well maybe that’s an overstatement, but I really am very excited about these shorts and how they fit. First a note on sizing: I ordered them in a 6 because of my post-pregnancy pooch and overall weight gain. If you’ve been a long time reader and we have similar sizing, then I think a 4 would work for you (that’s the size I wear in the regular Easy Chino pants). I probably could have fit into a 4 since I still fit into the size 4 Easy Chino pants I have now, but I wanted to have that extra bit of space around the hips and rise for these shorts. Also with long term wear and multiple washings the elastic does loosen up a bit and the material in general gets softer and relaxed (that’s why I still fit into my old size 4 pants).
I love these shorts since they’re basically the short version of the long pants I already know and love. Thus I already have a bunch of outfit combos that I know would work with these shorts. The fabric is soft and pretty wrinkle resistant. I usually just wash the pants in the machine but make sure to take them out and shake out/smooth the wrinkles before putting it in the dryer. And I love that these are more age appropriate shorts for mid-thirties-me than my short ripped jean shorts. They kind of remind me of the Elizabeth Suzann Florence shorts but a tad wider in the leg, lower in rise, made of cotton, with pockets, and with a much lower price point.
The only drawback to these shorts is that the black ones pick up and show dog hair and lint like a mofo. Oh and the inseam of these pants don’t change between sizes. It’s a constant 3.5” across all sizes so I’m not sure how well the fit will be in the larger sizes (you would think the inseam would vary with size).
Anyway if you've been looking for a good pair of elastic waist shorts I highly recommend giving these a try. In fact, I like these so much I want one of my readers to be able to try them out as well so I’m doing a $50 Everlane gift card giveaway. Just fill out the form below (email will just be used to contact the lucky winner, no spam I promise). One entry per person please. Giveaway ends next Monday midnight and I’ll announce the lucky winner next Tuesday!