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So I love Target, but I love it too much so I don’t go into the actual store often. One time my husband went with me to Target and he made the mistake of asking what we needed. I had to inform him that you don’t tell Target what you need, Target tells you what you need. Which is why we own things like a portable picnic blanket and a watermelon ice pop mold.
Better if I just type what I’m after into the search bar and have it delivered so I can pare down on the crazy impulse items we own. So I ordered all of these on Target.com, so I’m not sure if these are available in stores, but shipping is always free over $35 online and returns are easy in store if needed (I just avert my eyes when I pass by the Dollar Spot 🙂
Target Denizen from Levi’s Women’s Modern Lounge Jean Shorts, $22.99
Actual pockets: Yes, in the front!
My take: So I almost didn’t order these — the listing made them look and sound a little like the Pajama Jean for those that remember that great item – and I think we can all agree that no one was really fooled by those. I’m so glad I went for it though! These shorts are pull on with a tie front, but still look tailored and cute while being super duper stretchy. They hit right below the belly button, so you can easily squat down without worry of a free show.
These are available XS-XL and there is also a light wash and black in the shorts as well as a capri version, but the listings are separate and kind of a hot mess because nothing is linked well. Find the shorts I’m wearing here or check out this page here with the other Denizen products if you’d like to see some other options for washes.
Target Denizen from Levi’s Women’s High-Rise Jean Shorts, $19.99
Actual pockets: Yes, front and back.
My take: These weren’t pull on — they have a button fly — but they’re super stretchy and the fit was great around the waist and through the hips and thighs. I love the cuff detail and I also appreciated that when I squatted down to pick something up, the cuff of the shorts didn’t dig in at all — sometimes I feel like cuffs create a vice grip on my legs when I bend down, but these stretched perfectly. Available in three washes (I’m wearing dark wash), sizes 2-18. Find them here.
Target Women’s Easy Waist Twill Shorts, $17.99
Actual pockets: Yes, in the front!
My take: I actually bought these a few months ago in black (the middle of a snowstorm isn’t too early to start thinking about your shorts needs, right?!) and have been stalking the listing ever since for additional colors. The fit is a little bit of a cross between a chino and a culotte. The waist is elastic and they’re a bit flowy, but they still have some structure and a tailored look that I’m loving.
Available in four colors (I’m wearing Navy here) XXS-XXL. Find them here.
I also had some recommendations to try Old Navy shorts that you can check out here. I’m also going to be reviewing and partnering with a great brand Simply Be soon– I love Target and Old Navy, but I’m right at the top of their size ranges. Simply Be starts with a 6 and goes up to 28, so they’re more size-inclusive. You can check out some of their shorts here and I’ll be back reviewing their pieces soon!
Any other great brands for shorts I missed that you would recommend? Tell me in the comments!
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