6 cute pairs of women’s summer shorts that aren’t too short

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During the hot summer months, shorts are a wardrobe must-have. Wear your favorite pair over your swimsuit on vacation, with a white t-shirt during the day or a strappy tank at night — shorts always feel versatile. But finding shorts that aren’t booty shorts or PJ-level skimpy can be hard.

Luckily, Amazon has a ton of great shorts for women that aren’t too short — and they’re super affordable. Below, shop six stylish pairs of shorts that hit around the mid-thigh and cost $40 or less.

1. Elapsy Comfy Drawstring Pocketed Shorts, $26.79 (Orig. $31.99)

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These stylish shorts feature fun pocket detailing and have an adjustable drawstring waist. You can snag this style in sizes S to XXXL and more than 20 different colors.

2. luvamia Women’s Casual Ripped Denim Shorts, $31.99

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Finding jean shorts that aren’t cut too short is a challenge — but this affordable style fits the bill. Available now in sizes S-XXL, these shorts have a mid-length cut that’ll keep you comfortable all day.

3. Amazon Essentials Women’s 5″ Inseam Chino Short, $19.92 (Orig. $24.90)

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On the days that are too hot for white jeans, opt for these crisp chinos. Made primarily of cotton, these shorts are machine wash-friendly and are the perfect style in between short-shorts and Bermudas.

4. BTFBM Women’s Summer Shorts, $24.99

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These wallet-friendly shorts have a ruffle hem, two side pockets, a drawstring waist and are perfectly flowy. You can bring these shorts home in four floral colors, available now in sizes S to XL.

5. Levi’s Women’s Mid Length Shorts, $39.99 (Orig. $49.50)

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Available in sizes 20 to 40, these jean shorts from Levi’s have a mid-length cut but a fitted look. These shorts fit true to size, and a few different washes are currently on sale.

6. The Drop Women’s Priya Pull-On Linen Short, $20.69 (Orig $34.90)

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These linen shorts can easily be dressed up or down with the right top. They also have side pockets, a trendy paper-bag waist and come in sizes XXS-5X, as well as black and tan.

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