While cutoff jean shorts might be the old summer go-to, they don't allow a lot of activity. Get ready to move freely with our selection of women's active shorts.
The durability of denim shorts with none of the restrictions
When it comes to women's activewear, nothing is more important than being able to move. Biker shorts, running shorts, yoga shorts: whatever you want to be doing in your shorts, you should have the freedom to move. Luckily, even our high-waisted shorts offer the flexibility you need to run, jump, and climb to your heart's content. Grab your pull-on shorts for a long day spent exploring. Plus, you don't need to worry about wear and tear because we've already done that for you. Our active shorts, sweatshorts, and lounge shorts are all built to last. No more awkward fraying or splitting mid-hike.
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Style a summer look with women's shorts
Don't over style it. Leave the chinos, paperbag shorts, and mom shorts for the city. Our shorts blend easily on the sidewalk or the backwoods trails. Try high rise mid-length shorts with a t-shirt or pair mid rise mini shorts with a tank top. Our women's Bermuda shorts are especially great at switching from sidewalk to beachside to forest trail. The long inseam length matches a variety of tops and protects you from chafing. You can even swap out for a skirt, skort, or dress for a more versatile sporty look. And when the weather gets cold, throw on a pair of leggings instead.
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Comfortable women's shorts styles
A pair of shorts shouldn't just be a means to an end: they should also offer comfort. All our shorts feel comfy enough to be lounge shorts, even our bike shorts and high waist shorts. Adjust your comfort level with drawstring shorts that you can fit to you on the fly. Our nylon blends offer the breathability of linen shorts and the comfort of cotton shorts, while still letting you move freely. Make sure to take a look at our plus size for extended sizes and to make sure you hit checkout with the most comfortable fit.
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