Find your perfect pair of denim shorts
Jean shorts are one of those easy to throw on wardrobe essentials that make a comeback every Summer. What’s not so easy is finding the perfect pair of denim shorts that are actually comfortable, a great wash, and that cover our derriere. I love denim cut off shorts but mine needed replacing so I hunted down the best jean shorts for women in 2021 that were the perfect length, cut and in style. With 4th July sales coming up and some already on, it’s a great time to do a summer wardrobe refresh. These are some of the best of the 2021 jean shorts trends and my favorites from denim cut off shorts to high waisted styles, Levi’s to Dolce & Gabbana, white to faded to darker blue jean shorts that you can throw on with your favorite white tee and blazer or crop top.
One of my favorite things about jean shorts is how versatile they are. Dress them up with a blazer and heels or keep it relaxed with sneakers and a tee. I actually cut the back of these denim cut off shorts to make them shorter as they had a high low hem and the back was too long.
Are jean shorts in style?
If you’re wondering if jean shorts are in style for 2021, jean shorts seem to be one of those pieces of clothing that never go out of style. The trending wash or cut may change but without fail, they make a reappearance every Summer. This year the jean short trends for 2021 are leaning towards the styles below.
What are the jean short trends for 2021
These are the top 2021 jean shorts trends:
- Short shorts as seen at Versace, Saint Laurent and Chanel. This season it’s on to be a little cheeky.
- Printed shorts as seen at Etro and Versace. I tend to feature Versace a lot on Glamour and Gains as its Donatella’s styles tend to be more glamorous and feminine. I’ve always been a fan of the gold safety pins, and Trésor print.
- Undone hems on both jeans and jean shorts.
- Patchwork denim shorts and matching blazers as seen at Dolce & Gabbana
- Longer length fitted denim shorts as seen at Balmain.
- Denim on denim as seen as Dolce & Gabbana. Grab your denim bustier, shirt or jacket and matching D & G patchwork denim slide sandals new season | sale to complete your head to toe denim look.
The best women’s jean shorts for 2021
There are so many different jean short trends this year that it makes finding a pair that suits your style easy. While 501 Levi jean shorts will always be a classic, there are so many other brands and styles now to have fun playing around with this fashion. This denim shorts edit started with just 15 jean shorts. But to make it easier to shop and because printed shorts are so in right now, I split the shorts into categories to make what you’re looking for easy to find and give more options.
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Blue jean shorts edit
Classic blue denim jean shorts are a wardrobe staple that you can pull out year after year. Personally I love ones with usable pockets, that are higher waisted and have a zipper not buttons to make them quicker and easier to get on and off with nails. The patchwork Dolce & Gabbana patchwork denim shorts are also available as a denim mini skirt if you’re more of a skirts person or want options.
White Jean shorts edit
I never thought I was a white denim short kind of girl but there’s one high waisted pair on this list that are more tailored that I really like. Plus white goes with everything and is perfect for Summer and July 4th parties.
I’ve added white jean shorts from denim cut off shorts to longer lengths for full booty coverage, high, mid and low waisted, distressed to tailored at all price points so there’s a cute stylish pair for everyone. Plus, obviously the classic white 501 Levi jean shorts. If you like any of the Nordstrom jean shorts and aren’t in a rush to buy, you can always bookmark those ones and check back when the Nordstrom anniversary sale’s on in case they go in their sale.
12 best black jean shorts
The perfect denim jean shorts for Summer and Fall, I love them with slides or ankle boots.
Patterned denim shorts
These patterned and printed denim shorts are so fun and on trend for Summer 2021.
Head to Toe Denim
These super cute denim outfits make dressing easy. I’m loving Retrofete’s designs this year with their statement puff shoulder light acid blue jean jackets and matching shorts. As some of the more colorful and structured outfits from other designers that have so many cool details like the raw edging on the shoulders. They also have a denim romper that I have on my wishlist as it would be perfect for my Summer/Fall travel season.
How to style jean shorts this Summer 2021
I really like the contrast of dressy with casual when it comes to denim for both jeans and jean shorts. Whether that’s denim cut off shorts and a blazer or tailored jean shorts with a white tee or bodysuit. I think it comes from growing up in Europe where jeans, a blazer and heels are pretty much everyday uniform.
If it’s too hot for a blazer, take inspiration from Saint Laurent and Hermès and wear your shorts with a vest instead. Think tailored chic vest not Grandad vest for this look like this one from Saint Laurent vest on sale.
When it comes to what you wear with your shorts on the top, this years styles are more voluminous and a puff sleeve top or blazer with jean shorts creates a really nice shape and feminine feel.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.