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High-waisted wide-leg Japanese crepe shorts

the effortless short™ mid-thigh

High-waisted wide-leg Japanese crepe shorts
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ashen #85118
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Often imitated, never replicated — wear them and see why

The leg-baring version of the original goes-with-everything trouser, these are high-rise shorts with a relaxed fit, front pleats and slash hand pockets. They're made from Crepette™ — our one-of-a-kind Japanese crepe fabric beloved for its subtle texture, breezy drape and the fact that it basically never wrinkles.

You’re Going to Love The Effortless Pant™
Product Knowledge 1
Effortlessly the Best Pleated Trouser The easy drape, the wide leg, the sharp pleats — it’s all perfected by our in-house tailors, whose attention to difference-making details (like our luxe interior finishing, which ensures a longer-lasting garment) remains unmatched.
Product Knowledge 2
Made with Crepette™ Famous for its subtle texture, breezy drape and the fact that it pretty much never wrinkles. Seriously. It’s magic.
Product Knowledge 3 Mid-Thigh Length Tailor The Effortless Short™ to you. This version’s intended to hit around mid thigh.
  • Back welt pockets
  • 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
  • Fit: Relaxed — An easy shape just shy of loose
  • Leg: Wide
  • Length: Intended to hit around mid thigh
  • Model is 5'9.5"/177cm wearing a size 4
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4.2 / 5.0
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How Does it Fit?
What Size Did You Order?
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4 (1)
10 (1)
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Grey shorts
The shorts are great. They are light and look super.
July 17, 2024
2 weeks ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 2in
Rated 4 out of 5
I love these but wise up
These fit like a dream, and the crepe fabric is beautiful and looks expensive. They are also the perfect length for the office. The only reason I am giving these a 4 out of 5 is the sizing. I am a true S/4 for all Aritzia bottoms (including the effortless pants, which I have 2 pairs of), and I had to size up for these shorts as others had suggested. I ordered a 6 in these and it fits like a 4. For reference: I’m 5’4” and athletic 123lbs (I have a butt & thicker thighs).
July 10, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Versatile summer short
These shorts are very comfortable and fit true to size. You can dress up with a vest or camisole or dress down with a tee and sneakers.
July 9, 2024
3 weeks ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 4in
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect Europe vacation shorts
I originally ordered a size 4 as the reviews said they fit true to size. However, had to return for a size 2 because they fit slightly larger. For reference I am typically a size 4. I have the effortless pants in size 0 but needed one size up in the shorts. These shorts are the perfect midi length and look great in the navy blue.
June 27, 2024
4 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Nice flowy shorts
Love the fabric of the effortless pants and happy they made them in shorts. I sized up one size from my normal size since I wanted some room. The older versions use to have the inseam length but for some reason isn’t listed for this one. So just in case you’re wondering, these are the 5” inseam shorts. Perfectly flowy and hits above my knees. And if anyone is deciding between colors like I was, “dark knight navy” is a mix between “total eclipse” and black.
June 18, 2024
1 month ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 2in
Rated 5 out of 5
My favourite shorts
I have these in 3 colours and I absolutely love them. I would buy them all.
June 11, 2024
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best, just like the pants
Fits true to size, I want these in every colour
June 8, 2024
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Close to perfection
I bought this same style in a linen blend last year. I like this material much more, they wrinkle less. For reference, and this part is important, I am 5'8 and 160lbs and normally wear an 8 or 10 in bottoms depending on what it is (skirt, pants, jeans, etc) and the brand. I bought these in a 12 and they are still a little small on me. They are a very high rise and do tend to ride up a bit. They are also wide in the leg, something I wasn't expecting but I do like them and am keeping them. I recommend going up at least one size but you may need to go up two.
June 8, 2024
Rated 2 out of 5
Curves say no
These are high waisted and but go right up my crotch. I don't know if I am 2 long or what. I am 5' 5 and I usually wear a size 10.. I got a size 12 but I honestly should of got a 14.. return
June 4, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
Favourite summer shorts for dresssing up or down. Found the matte pearl color less see through in the back than the birch.
May 15, 2024
3 months ago