I hate skintight denim shorts – here’s my secret to finding a relaxed fit


True story: All I wore from ages 13-18 were American Eagle short shorts. These days, I’m not exactly crazy about revealing, skin-tight denim shorts, so I’m looking for much more relaxed styles that are sometimes hard to find. The secret of my search is to pay attention to the leg opening measurements, which are about 25 inches or more for looser fits and about 21 inches or less for tighter styles.

While I appreciate good skinny jeans as much as the next person, I can’t say that for my shorts. Relaxed shorts are much cooler and easier to wear in my opinion. So without further ado, scroll down to buy my favorite laid-back denim shorts on the market.


Melinda Martin