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High-waisted pleated shorts

the effortless 5" short

High-waisted pleated shorts
$98
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A for Effortless

The leg-baring version of the beloved Effortless Pant, these are high-rise shorts with front pleats, slash hand pockets and welt back pockets. They're cut from Crepette — Wilfred’s iconic crepe fabric famous for its subtle texture and breezy, effortless drape. It’s sourced from a premier Japanese mill. 

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: Wide
  • Length: 5" — Intended to hit around mid thigh
  • Model is 5'8"/174cm wearing a size 4
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4.0 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect shorts
Would definitely size up in these. Bought a 2 instead of a 0 based on other reviews here, and they fit perfectly in the waist. Was a bit afraid the legs would be too big on me with the 2, but they're not. My regular size with the effortless pants is a 0 btw. Also, the Saville colour is lovely for year round wear I think.
January 26, 2023
Purchased
1 week ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful tailored shorts
Great quality. Fits a bit tighter than the effortless pants
December 22, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very flattering!
Good quality! Fits great! True to size!
December 22, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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I Prayed For These
I am a size 0 in the Effortless Pant but a 2 in the shorts. I am 5"2 and 115lbs with an athletic build. It's so nice to have a chic short that flatters my body! I want a pair in every color!
December 6, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 2in
Rated 2 out of 5
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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
What's Your Height?:
5ft 2in
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love it
Highly recommend! Super great length to walk about and comfortable.
September 3, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 8in
Rated 5 out of 5
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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
5 months ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 10in
Rated 4 out of 5
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
10 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
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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
What's Your Height?:
5ft 1in
Rated 3 out of 5
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