9 pairs of cute denim shorts for women that aren’t too short

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Denim shorts are a well-known summer style staple. Perfect with your favorite tee for running errands, with a blouse to grab a drink or over a swimsuit when heading to the pool, jean shorts are wildly versatile. But if you tend to shy away from the style because denim shorts are usually too short, you’re not alone.

Whether you’re on the taller side or just prefer a longer length, finding jean shorts with a longer inseam can feel impossible. Luckily, longer shorts are in style right now, so there are more options than you might think.

Just remember: When shopping for longer shorts, keep an eye out for descriptions that include words like “vintage,” “relaxed,” “dad short” and an inseam longer than 3 inches. These elements should lead you to slightly longer, slouchier styles.

Below, check out nine pairs of longer denim shorts for women that range from $19 to $148.

1. AGOLDE Parker Long Vintage Short, $138

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Currently available in sizes: 22-33

Available in seven different washes, these shorts from AGOLDE feature a relaxed rise and slightly longer inseam compared to the regular Parker style.

2. ETICA Haven Slouch Short, $148

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Currently available in sizes: 24-32

These ETICA shorts are sustainably made and have a slouchier fit, raw hem and button fly.

3. DL1961 Emilie Short High Rise Vintage 8-Inch, $129

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Currently available in sizes: 23-34

These ultra-high rise shorts have an 8-inch inseam and vintage fit. The shorts also have distressing at the pockets and on the thigh.

4. Levi’s 501 Original Mid-Thigh Women’s Shorts, $69.50

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Currently available in sizes: 23-33

Modeled after the brand’s classic 501 Original Jeans, these shorts have a waist-defining high rise and a longer length.

5. ETICA Elia Utility Short, $148

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Currently available in sizes: 24-32

These sustainably made high-rise shorts have eye-catching contrast seaming and a marble wash.

6. Madewell Relaxed Mid-Length Denim Shorts, $78

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Currently available in sizes: 23-33

These casual shorts are “are meant to sit low on the hips for a laid-back ’90s feel.” These shorts fit true to size, but the brand recommends sizing down if you’re after a more fitted look.

7. Warp + Weft PHX Everywhere Short, $68

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Currently available in sizes: 24-32

These shorts from Warp + Weft have a slight A-line shape and small slits at the sides. The brand recommends sizing up if you are between sizes, as this is a low-stretch style.

8. Abercrombie Low-Rise 7-Inch Dad Shorts, $60

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Currently available in sizes: 25-32

If you are looking for a low-rise fit, try these slouchy shorts from Abercrombie. They have a 7-inch inseam and frayed hems.

9. Old Navy High-Waisted Button-Fly O.G. Straight Ripped Cut-Off Jean Shorts, $19 (Orig. $34.99)

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Currently available in sizes: 0-28

These cutoffs have “clever, secret-smooth front pockets [to] hold you in for a smoothing effect” and a contoured high-rise waistband.

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