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High-waisted pleated shorts

the effortless 3" short

High-waisted pleated shorts
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The fun best friend of your favourite pants
These are high-waisted shorts with double knife pleats at the front. They're made from Crepette — a drapey crepe fabric from Japan with a matte finish.
  • Darted back waist for shaping
  • Zip fly with hook-and-bar closure
  • Slash hand pockets at front
  • Welt pockets at back 
Materials & Care
  • Origin: Fabric from Japan
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Care: Machine wash
  • Imported 
  • Rise: High
  • Leg: Relaxed
  • Length: 3" — Intended to hit at the upper thigh
  • Model is 5'9"/175 cm wearing a size 4
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How Does it Fit?
Rated 5 out of 5
Best ever’n
Love the material and fit is phenomenal.
September 7, 2022
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fits small
These shorts are great and I love the length. However, they are a bit snug so I will have to exchange them for a bigger size.
June 17, 2022
Rated 3 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Much smaller than previous Effortless Short
I purchased these with the intent of going up a size (2) from a previous pair of Effortless 3” shorts I bought a year ago that were in a size 0. For some reason, these shorts are much smaller in the waist - I could barely connect the clasps which is strange, because I’m a true 2 in my effortless pants. They are also much shorter in inseam by half an inch, maybe? They just feel a tad bit shorter which feels as though my cheeks are about to pop out any moment. I took out my size 0s and they fit perfectly with the inseam coming at 3.5-4 inches. The quality feels different as well. I would prefer my old effortless shorts over the new one. I plan to return these shorts and am sad I didn’t just return them for a size up when I initially purchased them in 2021. For reference, I am 5’3 - 25 - petite. Mostly a size 2 in Wilfred and Babaton pants and shorts.
June 11, 2022
What's Your Height?:
5ft 3in