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High-waisted, double-pleated shorts

effortless 5" short

High-waisted, double-pleated shorts
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It's all in the name

These are high-rise shorts with double knife pleats, slash hand pockets and welt back pockets. They're made from Crepette — a drapey, Japanese crepe fabric with a matte finish. 

Features
  • Darted back waist for shaping 
  • Zip fly with hook-and-bar closure
Materials & Care
  • Origin: Fabric from Japan
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Care: Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Rise: High
  • Leg: Relaxed
  • Length: 5" — Intended to hit around mid thigh
  • Model is 5'10"/178 cm wearing a size 4
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3.9 / 5.0
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Rated 2 out of 5
Bring back the previous measurement and cut for the wilfred effortless 5” short
This new batch of effortless shorts (especially the black color. If u r lucky to receive the old batch style, then you are good) is very disappointing. Sizing and styling is off. It is not as flattering as the previous/old batch of effortless shorts. The waist size for these new ones are smaller. I’ve always been a 0/xs with wilfred effortless and babaton bottoms. Had to size up to 2 (I’m 115 pounds and I haven’t even gained a pound in weight) and it’s still not flattering although the waist fits better than size 0. I love love aritzia and want to remain a loyal customer. Don’t fix what is not broken.
September 13, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
Highly recommend! Super great length to walk about and comfortable.
September 3, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect shorts
I got the white shorts and the quality is great - not see through at all. The 5 in. length is perfect for tall girlys. I'm 5'10" and these are the perfect length - not too short, but still flattering and not super long. I am usually a 4 or 6 and ordered the 4. I usually have problems finding bottoms that fit my body type. I have a smaller waist and wider hips. HOwever, the size 4 fits me very well; I may need to get the waist taken in a tad, but could also get away with leaving as is.
August 30, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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Crotch length too short
I often find the crotch length on Aritzia pants / shorts too short, even on high waisted ones. This is the main reason why I don’t own a lot of them. They cause camel toes.
August 26, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
What's Your Height?:
160cm / 5ft 3in
Rated 2 out of 5
Cute but fell apart
I love the look of these shorts but after going to put them on a couple times the hem came undone. It’s finished with a very loose invisible stitch that does not stay intact for long. The exact same thing happened to my Effortless Pants. Such a shame for the high price point.
August 19, 2022
Rated 3 out of 5
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Material/Hem quality doesn’t justify the price
First, the fit. The fit is TTS but slightly tight in the stomach/waist, so would suggest going a size up if you don’t have a flat stomach/want some breathing room. I’m 4’11 (curvy athletic built; thick muscular thighs w/ some butt), 142lbs, and got a size 8 (my TTS). The leg area is loose and does not constrict my thighs, but since my thighs rub while I walk, the excess material does ride up, bunching around my crotch, which sucks. Now, the quality… The stitching is so low quality. I wore these shorts for an hour during date night, and the stitching around the leg cuffs started coming apart, and I had to ask a server at the restaurant I was at for some scissors to cut the thread that was coming undone and hanging off the back of my leg. Yikes. Aritzia quality really went down over the years. How disappointing.
August 18, 2022
What's Your Height?:
150cm / 4ft 11in
Rated 5 out of 5
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Summer must haves, comfortable and stylish!
Amazing Fit, true to size, sleek and perfect for all body types.
August 10, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
What's Your Height?:
165cm / 5ft 5in
Rated 2 out of 5
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Inconsistent sizing
I waited a month (summer is half over!) to get a black pair of effortless shorts because they were back ordered. I have the white (7”) in size 8 and I love them. I also have the black pants in size 8. So obviously I ordered the 8 in the 5”. I got them and they don’t even zip up! They are now back ordered to October. I love aritzia but the size inconsistencies are a problem, especially with online shopping. All the shipping, packaging and driving is doubled if you have to keep exchanging products because of inconsistent sizing. The design is the same, the fabric is the same, shouldn’t this be simple?
July 22, 2022
What's Your Height?:
180cm / 5ft 11in
Rated 5 out of 5
Chic and Flattering
I was skeptical about the sizing of these shorts after reading all of the reviews, but I ordered my typical size (14, same as in the effortless pant) and they fit perfectly. Super flattering, comfortable, and easy to dress up or down
July 5, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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Cute shorts
I really liked them. They fit a bit tight on the waist and I'm usually a 00/xxs and most of the time I still have some room but they run a bit smaller. Although it's no big deal. Still loved them.
July 4, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
What's Your Height?:
150cm / 4ft 11in