8 Pairs of Shorts for Grown Women

Because finding non-cutoffs isn't easy.

Because finding non-cutoffs isn't easy, consider this your guide to grown-up summer style.
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Non-Cutoff Denim Shorts
These denim shorts have a relaxed fit through the hip and thigh, and a rolled hem with a mid rise. Translation? They're damn near perfect. AEO Denim Rolled Boy MIDI, $39.95; ae.com
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Sleek Culottes
Yes, we get these are technically in their own category—but you can go ahead and think of culottes as the grown-up version of shorts. And with this print, can you really look away? Floral Culottes by Cameo, $240; topshop.com
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Easy Fit
These shorts feature a mid-rise and a elasticized waistband—for the days when you want to look presentable, but really don't want to zip yourself into anything. Amis Shorts, $125; allsaints.com
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Boyfriend Shorts
Slouchy and simple, these shorts are perfect for pairing with a fitted t-shirt and your favorite pair of sandals. Karlie Boyfriend Short, $103; dl1961.com
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A Printed Pair
Talk about chic. Wear these for your backyard BBQs and casual date nights. Factory J.Crew Printed Short, $32.50; factory.jcrew.com
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High-Waist Wonders
These linen shorts create a streamlined silhouette and help to define a waist. Win-win. Linen-blend shorts, $39.99; hm.com
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Long and Lean
These cotton trousers are both super-soft and super flattering—and you can cuff them for a shorter length, if you so desire. Lily High-Rise Short, $103; dl1961.com
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Cool Chinos
Don't be put off by the length—you can roll these shorts up to your ideal cut. Chino shorts, $24; hm.com
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